Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the security news of the past week, including the proposed changes to the CFAA, David Cameron’s encryption comments, the NSA’s quasi-apology regarding Dual EC and the Microsoft-Google disclosure feud.
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Marriott, which last year paid a $600,000 fine for blocking customers’ WiFi devices in its hotels, has said that it no longer will prevent guests from using personal hotspots or similar devices. The situation resulted from a complaint by a guest who stayed at Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland hotel in 2013 and found that he couldn’t[…]
The number of subpoenas, total orders and warrants that the United States government delivered to Verizon all dropped in the second half of 2014, according to the company’s latest transparency report. The giant telecom provider released data on Thursday that showed a decrease in subpoenas of about 10 percent from the first half of last[…]
Up until a few weeks ago, the number of people outside of North Korea who gave much thought to the Internet infrastructure in that country was vanishingly small. But the speculation about the Sony hack has fixed that, and now a security researcher has taken a hard look at the national browser used in North[…]
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Researchers Tobias Engel and Karsten Nohl demonstrated serious vulnerabilities in the SS7 protocol for cellular service, putting the privacy of phone calls and users’ location data at risk for intercept.
The Tor Project is warning that an unnamed attacker is planning to try to cripple the network by seizing directory authorities, the servers that help Tor clients find Tor relays in the network.
Google announced that it was making the source code for its End-to-End Chrome Extension available for review on GitHub. End-to-End encrypts and signs Gmail messages.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has sent a letter to employees warning them that, along with huge amounts of corporate and employee information, some personal health data belonging to SPE employees may also have been compromised in the attack that hit the company in late November.
Yik Yak, an application that allows users to share purportedly anonymous status updates with others near them, has fixed a critical privacy vulnerability in the iOS version of its app.