Tag Archives: Security

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

One of the major beefs that many of us have with the NSA is that they keep doing things that make us less secure. Their latest project is trying to convince Congress to mandate back doors in crypto applications. It's … Continue reading

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Diceware as a Pipeline

If you're interested in picking a passphrase using the Diceware method but don't want to bother with compiling a program for what is most likely a one-off use, you're in luck. Dr. Drang over at And now it’s all this … Continue reading

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The Setup Interview Bruce Schneier

The Setup has posted an interview with Bruce Schneier. Their interviews always ask just four questions: Who are you, and what do you do? What hardware do you use? And what software? What would be your dream setup? It's interesting … Continue reading

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The//Intercept on Choosing Passwords

The//Intercept has an excellent article on how to choose secure passwords that are (relatively) easy to remember. The problem with passwords is that they are almost never secure. Most people choose stupid ones (password, 123456, ) and even those of … Continue reading

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HTTP/2 and TLS

Speaking of nosy Parkers, the Open Web Alliance is annoyed that HTTP/2 will make it harder for them to spy on you and is lobbying against mandatory encryption in HTTP/2. Sadly, they've won the first round. The Open Web Alliance … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Malware and Adware

Infosec Taylor Swift has a clarification for Lenovo, other computer manufacturers, and the journalists who report on them: Journalists: "Adware" is malware with a legal team. — InfoSec Taylor Swift (@SwiftOnSecurity) February 19, 2015

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Do As I Say...

An almost too delicious piece of hypocrisy.

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What Happens When You Build In Backdoors?

They end up biting you in the butt. Matt Green's post is a nice explanation of the FREAK exploit. You can read his post for the technical details, which, really, aren't that interesting except that they show how making it … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse

What could make the Lenovo/SuperFish scandal worse than it already is? This could: .@iblametom @Forbes @kristamonster May I rephrase? “$250,000 is all it takes for Lenovo to sell its customers out.” — Reginald Braithwaite (@raganwald) February 27, 2015 If true and … Continue reading

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And So It Begins

The lawyers will be happy.

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