Yesterday, I wrote about the way that tech-sector concentration was making it almost not possible for Russia to dam the encrypted messaging service Telegram: as a result of Telegram can serve its site visitors by way of big cloud suppliers like Amazon, Russia can solely block Telegram by blocking everybody else who makes use […]
It’s been a yr since someone hacked all 156 of Dallas’s emergency tornado sirens, setting them off in the course of the night time, and the safety image for cities’ emergency PA programs retains getting uglier.
Since 2015 Balint Seeber — a safety researcher at Bastille — has been probing San Francisco’s emergency […]
Marketing corporations often “anonymize” their dossiers on web customers utilizing hashes of their e-mail addresses — fairly than the e-mail addresses themselves — as identifiers in databases which are saved indefinitely, traded, bought, and leaked.
Cryptographically safe hashing converts any file to a brief string (its “hash”), and it is theoretically inconceivable to […]
In a paper printed by the International Association for Cryptologic Research, a bunch of Harvard and MIT cryptographers display that even when the federal government had been to backdoor encryption and lock up anybody who used non-backdoored techniques, individuals may nonetheless conceal undetectable, safe, non-public messages throughout the messages despatched over the compromised techniques.
Cloudflare, an organization with a historical past of resisting surveillance and censorship orders (albeit imperfectly and generally with undesirable consequences) has introduced a brand new DNS service, hosted on the easy-to-remember tackle of 188.8.131.52, which accepts connections below the still-novel DNS-over-HTTPS protocol, and which has privateness designed in, with all logs written solely to […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is working an excellent series on the potential and pitfalls of safe messaging app — that is very well timed given the ramping up of state surveillance and identification theft, to not point out anybody seeking to #DeleteFacebook and transition away from Facebook Messenger.
Today’s installment, Thinking About What […]
Since 2016, when an FBI agent first used a useless suspect’s finger to unlock his telephone, police forces throughout the USA have made a routine apply of unlocking telephones utilizing suspects and victims’ useless fingers, saving large on shopping for cyberwar instruments like Cellebrite’s $1500-$3000 unlocker, or Grayshift’s $30ok/yr Graykey.
There’s precedent for […]
In An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain, a gaggle of eminent laptop scientists analyze a longstanding privateness defect within the Monero cryptocurrency, and reveal a brand new, delicate flaw, each of which can be utilized to doubtlessly reveal the main points of transactions and establish their events.
In some methods, […]