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Posts Tagged ‘schneier on security’


Reverse Heartbleed

Heartbleed can affect clients as well as servers.

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Schneier Talks and Interviews

Here are three articles about me from the last month.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Bronze Giant Squid Sculpture

A little too big for my house.

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"Unbreakable" Encryption Almost Certainly Isn’t

This headline is provocative: “Human biology inspires ‘unbreakable’ encryption.” The article is similarly nonsensical: Researchers at Lancaster University, UK have taken a hint from the way the human lungs and heart constantly communicate with each other, to devise an innovative, highly flexible encryption algorithm that they claim can’t be broken using the traditional methods of cyberattack. Information can be encrypted with an array of different algorithms, but the question of which method is the most secure is far from trivial.

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The Youngest Security Researcher

Five-year-old finds login vulnerability in Microsoft Xbox.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Squid + Security in a Cartoon

Funny.

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Mass Surveillance by Eavesdropping on Web Cookies

Interesting research : Abstract : We investigate the ability of a passive network observer to leverage third-party HTTP tracking cookies for mass surveillance. If two web pages embed the same tracker which emits a unique pseudonymous identifier, then the adversary can link visits to those pages from the same user (browser instance) even if the user’s IP address varies. Using simulated browsing profiles, we cluster network traffic by transitively linking shared unique cookies and estimate that for typical users over 90% of web sites with embedded trackers are located in a single connected component.

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Seventh Movie-Plot Threat Contest

As you might expect, this year’s contest has the NSA as the villain: The NSA has won , but how did it do it? How did it use its ability to conduct ubiquitous surveillance , its massive data centers , and its advanced data analytics capabilities to come out on top

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Friday Squid Blogging: Encounter Between a Submersible Robot and a Giant Squid

Wow.

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