The NSA has too many missions: a military mission dedicated to network attacks and political espionage, a law enforcement mission focused on individual bad actors across the globe, and a defensive mission devoted to protecting the nation’s information infrastructure.
This week’s freebie, a Design to Innovation mouse with a built-in scanner, lets you scan information and directly import it into searchable, editable files.
Daniel Genkin et al. Researchers from Tel Aviv University have demonstrated an attack against the GnuPG encryption software that enables them to retrieve decryption keys by touching exposed metal parts of laptop computers. There are several ways of attacking encryption systems. At one end of the spectrum, there are flaws and weaknesses in the algorithms […]
Google has acquired Jetpac, according to a statement that appeared Friday on the Jetpac website. Jetpac is the creator of a handful of apps, including City Guides, which analyzes Instagram photos and then automatically creates guides based on the collected data. That information translates into a lot of options for users. They can find bars […]
Forming an agency whose core mission is cybersecurity research and information sharing would help change the nature of the game.
An anonymous reader writes: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has updated its guide for protecting yourself and your cell phone at a protest. In addition to being extremely powerful tools (real-time communication to many watchers via social media, and video recording functionality), cell phones can also give authorities a lot of information about you if they […]
Maybe people are tired of having their personal information brokered and stored and sifted by large companies and government agencies, and ready for the fresh start developers are trying to give them.
Images Money Two major supermarket chains announced that their customers’ credit card information may have been stolen during a network intrusion. SuperValu, the Minnesota parent company of Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Shop ’n Save, and Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, announced that 180 stores in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota, and Minnesota were affected. “The […]
The crippled IRCTC system has finally got a big system update which will now allow passengers to book tickets with ease. Yes, the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) which was earlier limited to just 2000 tickets per minute, will now cater to up to 7200 tickets being booked per minute. The new system update […]