Tag Archives: Security

GPGTools for OS X

If you're running OS X and use the native mail app, you know that it can be hard to integrate the GPG encryption suite. Fortunately, there's a custom solution for the Mac called GPGTools that integrates GPG with OS X … Continue reading

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Safe at Last

Now I don't have to worry if someone steals my potatoes: they're hashed and salted. pic.twitter.com/BMNxRK7c0H — Jonathan Fuerth (@jfuerth) April 12, 2015

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The Network is Hostile

Matthew Green over at Cryptography Engineering has a depressing piece on the security status of the network. He says that the network is hostile and that that hostility is baked in by its design. Our packets travel through routers and … Continue reading

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Key Management

is the hard part.

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WiFi on a Rifle

What could go wrong?

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Lenovo Again

Remember all those apologies from Lenovo after their stealth installation of the SuperFish adware was revealed? Apparently they didn't really mean them. As the old saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Unless … Continue reading

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Oracle on Finding Exploits

Via Matt Blaze: My first assumption after reading this was that Oracle's web server was hacked and this article is a parody. https://t.co/ODpT4L76TE — matt blaze (@mattblaze) August 11, 2015 Oracle's Mary Ann Davidson wrote an astoundingly foolish and arrogant … Continue reading

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What Security Experts Do Differently

Over at the Google Security Blog, Lulia Lon, Rob Reeder, and Sunny Consolvo have an interesting post on some research they did on what security experts do differently from non-expert to stay safe on the Internet. The post is the … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Gets it Right

Last Wednesday, Irreal excoriated the Washington Post for their uninformed—ignorant really—editorial supporting backdoors in crypto systems allowing the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to read encrypted communications when they feel it's necessary. My post and the TechCrunch article it … Continue reading

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Will We Never Learn?

It's 2015 and this is still happening: for shits and giggles I port scanned my wife's new Cadillac. Both FTP and HTTP are open. pic.twitter.com/8Xb4o89fCd — Steve Manzuik (@hellNbak_) July 25, 2015 Matt BLaze suggests the reason for the above: … Continue reading

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