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Massachusetts: Tell Your Lawmakers to Press Pause on Government Face Surveillance

18 Říjen, 2019 - 12:15
Are you a Massachusetts resident? Face surveillance by government poses a threat to our privacy, chills protest in public places, and amplifies historical biases in our criminal justice system. Massachusetts has the opportunity to become the first state to stop government use of this troubling technology, from Provincetown to Pittsfield. Learn more:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New US Privacy Bill Would Intro Jail Time for CEOs

18 Říjen, 2019 - 11:53
A US senator has introduced a new privacy bill which he claims goes further than the EUs GDPR, introducing prison sentences for culpable CEOs. What is your opinion on this bill? Learn more:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Secret Court Rules That the FBIs 'Backdoor Searches' of Americans Violated the Fourth Amendment

17 Říjen, 2019 - 12:07
A series of newly unsealed rulings from the federal district and appellate courts state that the FBI's "Backdoor Searches" of Americans are a violation of privacy and constitutional rights. What are your thoughts on this? Let's have a discussion. Learn more in a great EFF article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Germany's cyber-security agency recommends Firefox as most secure browser

17 Říjen, 2019 - 11:50
Germany's BSI tested Firefox, Chrome, IE, and Edge. Firefox was only browser to pass all minimum requirements for mandatory security features. Learn more:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

5 ways to contribute to open source during Hacktoberfest

16 Říjen, 2019 - 11:39
Here are a few strategies to make the most of participating in the month-long celebration of open source software. Learn how you can get involved:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Sudo Bug Lets Non-Privileged Users To Run Commands As Root

16 Říjen, 2019 - 11:30
A Linux Sudo bug which allows users to run some restricted commands as root without permission has been discovered. Learn more about this security vulnerability in an informative Techworm article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

350+ hackers hunt down missing people in first such hackathon

15 Říjen, 2019 - 12:07
More than 350 ethical hackers got together in cities across Australia on Friday for a hackathon in which they worked to cyber trace a missing face', in the first-ever capture the flag event devoted to finding missing persons. Learn more about this hackathon:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

This is how CIOs should approach ethics and privacy

15 Říjen, 2019 - 12:02
Ethics checks and balances within an organization lower risks for everyone involved. Learn more in an interesting The Next Web article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

What is the Tor Browser? How it works and how it can help you protect your identity online

15 Říjen, 2019 - 11:55
Tor Browser offers the best anonymous web browsing available today, and researchers are hard at work improving Tor's anonymity properties. Learn how Tor can help protect your privacy online in a great CSO article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Computing enthusiast cracks ancient Unix code

14 Říjen, 2019 - 13:39
Old passwords never die " they just become easier to decode. That's the message from a tight-knit community of tech history enthusiasts who have been diligently cracking the passwords used by some of the original Unix engineers four decades ago. Learn more:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Soldering spy chips inside firewalls is now a cheap hack, shows researcher

14 Říjen, 2019 - 11:38
The tiny ATtiny85 chip doesnt look like the next big cyberthreat facing the world, but sneaking one on to a firewall motherboard would be bad news for security were it to happen. Learn more in an interesting Naked Security article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

#SecTorCa: Millions of Phones Leaking Information Via Tor

11 Říjen, 2019 - 12:33
There is a privacy threat lurking on perhaps hundreds of millions of devices, that could enable potential attackers to track and profile users, by using information leaked via the Tor network, even if the users never intentionally installed Tor in the first place. Learn more in an informative article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers bypassing some types of 2FA security FBI warns

11 Říjen, 2019 - 12:25
Are you aware that hackers are bypassing some types of 2FA security? Get the details:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

UNIX Co-Founder Ken Thompson's BSD Password Has Finally Been Cracked

11 Říjen, 2019 - 12:18
Have you heard that Unix co-founder Ken Thompson's 39-year old BSD password has finally been cracked? Learn more in an interesting The Hacker News article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

OpenSUSE Expanding Encryption Options For Its Installer

10 Říjen, 2019 - 12:04
Have you heard that while Ubuntu developers are busy adding experimental ZFS support to their installer, the SUSE developers working on their YaST installer are working on offering better security options for their platform by beefing up the encryption capabilities at install-time? Learn more:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

California outlaws facial recognition in police bodycams

10 Říjen, 2019 - 11:57
On Tuesday, California passed into law a three-year block of the use of facial recognition in police bodycams that turns them into biometric surveillance devices. What are your thoughts on this? Learn more in a great Naked Security article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

MIT-IBM developed a faster way to train video recognition AI

9 Říjen, 2019 - 12:18
A team from MIT-IBM has developed a faster way to train video recognition AI, which could make it easier to run machine learning on mobile devices.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet

9 Říjen, 2019 - 11:22
The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help. What is your opinion on this? Learn the details in an informative Wired article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Zero-day published for old Joomla CMS versions

8 Říjen, 2019 - 12:42
Are you a Joomla user? Details have been published online last week about a vulnerability in older versions of the Joomla content management system (CMS), a popular web-based application for building and managing websites. Learn more in a great ZDNet article:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Nationwide facial recognition ID program underway in France

8 Říjen, 2019 - 12:36
A nationwide facial recognition ID program is underway in France, in spite of a lawsuit and the data regulator's protests about lack of consent, data security and privacy. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Learn more:
Kategorie: Hacking & Security