Security

World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus, standardizes DRM with 58.4% support, EFF resigns / Boing Boing

https://boingboing.net/2017/09/18/antifeatures-for-all.html In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members’ objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition. EFF appealed the decision, the first-ever appeal in W3C history. 58.4% of the group voted to go on with publication, and the W3C did so today. It

Secure Your Raspberry Pi Against Attackers

https://makezine.com/2017/09/07/secure-your-raspberry-pi-against-attackers/ Raspberry Pi boards are fantastic for any project — they’re cheap, easy to use, can run a wide range of possible operating systems, and provide programmable GPIO pins as well as multi-core CPU availability and multiple USB ports. You can use Raspberry Pi boards for all kinds of automation and information gathering projects. But,

This Giant Infographic Compares Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Other Major Cryptocurrencies

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/comparing-bitcoin-ethereum-cryptos/ Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re probably aware that we’re in the middle of a cryptocurrency explosion. In one year, the value of all currencies increased a staggering 1,466% – and newer coins like Ethereum have even joined Bitcoin in gaining some mainstream acceptance. A major problem still exists for the layman: it’s

Bluetooth Vulnerability Affects All Major OS

https://hackaday.com/2017/09/14/bluetooth-vulnerability-affects-all-major-os/ Turn off your Bluetooth! I checked that mine was turned off after reading this: Security researchers from Armis Labs recently published a whitepaper unveiling eight critical 0-day Bluetooth-related vulnerabilities, affecting Linux, Windows, Android and iOS operating systems. These vulnerabilities alone or combined can lead to privileged code execution on a target device. The only requirement is:

Bitcoin info graphic

Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system called the first decentralized digital currency. It was released as open-source software in 2009.The system is peer-to-peer, and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. On 1 August

It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/08/its-time-to-build-our-own-equifax-with-blackjack-and-crypto/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook This article talks about security breach that will affect verty many people in the USA. It can cause need to rethink the current sloppy security practices on many companies – the identifying data many companies use has now leaked out. The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt:

Playing with kernel TLS in Linux 4.13 and Go

https://blog.filippo.io/playing-with-kernel-tls-in-linux-4-13-and-go/ Linux 4.13 introduces support for nothing less than… TLS! The 1600 LoC patch allows userspace to pass the kernel the encryption keys for an established connection, making encryption happen transparently inside the kernel. The only ciphersuite supported is AES-128-GCM as per RFC 5288. The kernel only handles the record layer, that is, it only takes care

High-Dimensional Quantum Encryption Performed in Real-World City Conditions for First Time

http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2017/high-dimensional_quantum_encryption_performed_in_r/ For the first time, researchers have sent a quantum-secured message containing more than one bit of information per photon through the air above a city. The demonstration showed that it could one day be practical to use high-capacity, free-space quantum communication to create a highly secure link between ground-based networks and satellites, a requirement