Security

A faked hotel master key could open the door of every room | WIRED UK

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/hotel-hack-digital-lock-door-system-fsecure-assa-abloy Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure has revealed it found a flaw in the 20 years old digital lock system that may be used in millions of hotels worldwide. VingCard digital lock technology master key – which specifically worked on the Assa Abloy’s Vision lock – could be generated from any ordinary electric keycard, even ones

Do you need a blockchain? | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/19/do-you-need-a-blockchain/ Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide variety of industries. Blockchain technology is still surrounded by its fair share of hype and uncertainty. It seems that the term blockchain has become a bit diluted as the hype has continued to bloom. There is an inherent risk that managers eager

FIDO Alliance and W3C have a plan to kill the password | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/10/fido-alliance-and-w3c-have-a-plan-to-kill-the-password/ This looks interesting. By now it’s crystal clear to just about everyone that the password is a weak form of authentication but used a lot. Today, two standards bodies, FIDO and W3C announced a way that looks better, a new password free protocol for the web called WebAuthn. The major browser makers including Google,

WTF is GDPR?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/20/wtf-is-gdpr/ GDPR is a significant piece of legislation whose full impact will clearly take some time to shake out. A major point of note right off the bat is that GDPR does not merely apply to EU businesses; any entities processing the personal data of EU citizens need to comply. The extra-territorial scope of GDPR

It’s Not Just Facebook That Knows A Horrifying Amount Of Stuff About You | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/its-not-just-facebook-that-knows-a-horrifying-amount-of-stuff-about-you/ It’s Not Just Facebook That Knows A Horrifying Amount Of Stuff About You. Following the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people are expressing concern about Facebook and how much it knows about them. “If the product is free, you are the product. If they’re making money, they probably have a lot of your data

The web will soon be a little safer with TLS 1.3

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/23/the-web-will-soon-be-a-little-safer-with-the-approval-of-this-new-security-standard Transport Layer Security version 1.3 promises to make encrypted connections on the web faster and more resistant to snooping. The approval of TLS 1.3 has been long in coming for four years. The IETF approval is a big step towards the standard being adopted by big companies, web services, and other, higher-level standards. You

‘Utterly horrifying’: ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine | News | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/20/facebook-data-cambridge-analytica-sandy-parakilas This has grown to a huge story! Hundreds of millions of Facebookusers are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower.