Tagged: bruce schneier

Medical Records Theft and Fraud 0

Medical Records Theft and Fraud

There’s a Reuters article on new types of fraud using stolen medical records. I don’t know how much of this is real and how much is hype, but I’m certain that criminals are looking for new ways to monetize stolen data.

Security for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications 0

Security for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a report titled ” Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications: Readiness of V2V Technology for Application .” It’s very long, and mostly not interesting to me, but there are security concerns sprinkled throughout: both authentication to ensure that all the communications are accurate and can’t be spoofed, and privacy to ensure that the communications can’t be used to track cars. It’s nice to see this sort of thing thought about in the beginning, when the system is first being designed, and not tacked on at the end.

Fake Cell Phone Towers Across the US 0

Fake Cell Phone Towers Across the US

Earlier this month, there were a bunch of stories about fake cell phone towers discovered around the US These seems to be ISMI catchers, like Harris Corporation’s Stingray , and are used to capture location information and potentially phone calls, text messages, and smart-phone Internet traffic. A couple of days ago, the Washington Post ran a story about fake cell phone towers in politically interesting places around Washington DC