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17.02.2020
Voatz Internet Voting App Is Insecure

This paper describes the flaws in the Voatz Internet voting app: "The Ballot is Busted Before the Blockchain: A Security Analysis of Voatz, the First Internet Voting Appl...

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11.02.2020
Crypto AG Was Owned by the CIA

The Swiss cryptography firm Crypto AG sold equipment to governments and militaries around the world for decades after World War II. They were owned by the CIA:But what no...

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03.02.2020
Attacking Driverless Cars with Projected Images

Interesting research -- "Phantom Attacks Against Advanced Driving Assistance Systems":Abstract: The absence of deployed vehicular communication systems, which prevents th...

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27.01.2020
Modern Mass Surveillance: Identify, Correlate, Discriminate

Communities across the United States are starting to ban facial recognition technologies. In May of last year, San Francisco banned facial recognition; the neighboring ci...

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22.01.2020
Brazil Charges Glenn Greenwald with Cybercrimes

Glenn Greenwald has been charged with cybercrimes in Brazil, stemming from publishing information and documents that were embarrassing to the government. The charges are ...

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15.01.2020
Critical Windows Vulnerability Discovered by NSA

Yesterday's Microsoft Windows patches included a fix for a critical vulnerability in the system's crypto library.A spoofing vulnerability exists in the way Windows Crypto...

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07.01.2020
USB Cable Kill Switch for Laptops

BusKill is designed to wipe your laptop (Linux only) if it is snatched from you in a public place:The idea is to connect the BusKill cable to your Linux laptop on one end...

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02.01.2020
Mysterious Drones Are Flying over Colorado

No one knows who they belong to. (Well, of course someone knows. And my guess is that it's likely that we will know soon.)

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24.12.2019
ToTok Is an Emirati Spying Tool

The smartphone messaging app ToTok is actually an Emirati spying tool:But the service, ToTok, is actually a spying tool, according to American officials familiar with a c...

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18.12.2019
Attacker Causes Epileptic Seizure over the Internet

This isn't a first, but I think it will be the first conviction:The GIF set off a highly unusual court battle that is expected to equip those in similar circumstances wit...

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10.12.2019
Reforming CDA 230

There's a serious debate on reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. I am in the process of figuring out what I believe, and this is more a place to put r...

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02.12.2019
Cameras that Automatically Detect Mobile Phone Use

New South Wales is implementing a camera system that automatically detects when a driver is using a mobile phone.

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28.11.2019
DHS Mandates Federal Agencies to Run Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The DHS is requiring all federal agencies to develop a vulnerability disclosure policy. The goal is that people who discover vulnerabilities in government systems have a ...

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20.11.2019
Iran Has Shut Off its Internet

Iran has gone pretty much entirely offline in the wake of nationwide protests. This is the best article detailing what's going on; this is also good.AccessNow has a globa...

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11.11.2019
Fooling Voice Assistants with Lasers

Interesting:Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are vulnerable to attacks that use lasers to inject inaudible­ -- and sometimes invisible­ -- commands into the devices and ...

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05.11.2019
Obfuscation as a Privacy Tool

This essay discusses the futility of opting out of surveillance, and suggests data obfuscation as an alternative.We can apply obfuscation in our own lives by using practi...

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30.10.2019
WhatsApp Sues NSO Group

WhatsApp is suing the Israeli cyberweapons arms manufacturer NSO Group in California court:WhatsApp's lawsuit, filed in a California court on Tuesday, has demanded a perm...

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23.10.2019
NordVPN Breached

There was a successful attack against NordVPN:Based on the command log, another of the leaked secret keys appeared to secure a private certificate authority that NordVPN ...

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15.10.2019
Cracking the Passwords of Early Internet Pioneers

Lots of them weren't very good:BSD co-inventor Dennis Ritchie, for instance, used "dmac" (his middle name was MacAlistair); Stephen R. Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell...

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07.10.2019
Edward Snowden's Memoirs

Ed Snowden has published a book of his memoirs: Permanent Record. I have not read it yet, but I want to point you all towards two pieces of writing about the book. The fi...

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