Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the major security stories of the last two weeks, including the BGP route hijacking, why Do Not Track doesn’t work and the We Are the Cavalry movement.
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The ESEA League, an online competitive gaming community, has decided to settle with the state of New Jersey after the active Attorney General there alleged that the gaming community operator infected user-machines with malware designed to mine for Bitcoins.
A small group of influential security researchers and executives are putting together a grass-roots movement to encourage more research on the emerging breed of connected and potentially vulnerable devices such as pacemakers, insulin pumps and others and help educate users about the security and privacy issues they raise.
Do Not Track may well have outlived its usefulness and needs to be replaced by something that’s more effective and efficient, security experts say.
Google will shell out $17 million to settle charges it violated Safari users’ privacy by dropping cookies on their machines without their consent.
Following months of criticism from security experts and privacy advocates for not deploying SSL across its Web offerings, Yahoo on Monday announced that it will be giving users the option to encrypt all of the data they exchange with the company by the end of the first quarter next year. The change is a long[…]
The challenge to the NSA’s domestic surveillance program filed with the Supreme Court by the Electronic Privacy Information Center ended Monday, with the court refusing to consider the challenge at all. EPIC had filed the challenge directly with the Supreme Court rather than going through the lower courts. EPIC, a non-profit organization involved in privacy[…]
Security people have taken a stand against NSA surveillance and the subversion of key technologies.
In the first six months of this year, Google received seven wiretap orders from the United States government and complied with all of them. The company also received 207 pen register requests in the same period and complied with 89 percent of them, according to Google’s new transparency report. The company’s latest report reveals a[…]
When the first NSA surveillance story broke in June, about the agency’s collection of phone metadata from Verizon, most people likely had never heard the word metadata before. Even some security and privacy experts weren’t sure what the term encompassed, and now a group of security researchers at Stanford have started a new project to[…]