Tagged: organizations

Two Thoughtful Essays on the Future of Privacy 0

Two Thoughtful Essays on the Future of Privacy

Paul Krugman argues that we’ll give up our privacy because we want to emulate the rich, who are surrounded by servants who know everything about them: Consider the Varian rule , which says that you can forecast the future by looking at what the rich have today — that is, that what affluent people will want in the future is, in general, something like what only the truly rich can afford right now. Well, one thing that’s very clear if you spend any time around the rich — and one of the very few things that I, who by and large never worry about money, sometimes envy — is that rich people don’t wait in line

A Different Kind of Equation, (Tue, Feb 17th) 0

A Different Kind of Equation, (Tue, Feb 17th)

Both the mainstream media and our security media is abuzz with Kasperksys disclosure of their research on the Equation group and the associated malware. You can find the original blog post here: http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2015/equation-group-the-crown-creator-of-cyber-espionage But if you want some real detail, check out the Q http://securelist.com/files/2015/02/Equation_group_questions_and_answers.pdf Way more detail, and much more sobering to see that this group of malware goes all the way back to 2001, and includes code to map disconnected networks (using USB key CC like Stuxnet did), as well as the disk firmware facet thats everyones headline today.