September 9, 2013
Comments Off on Does Windows 8 help the government to spy on us?
The Microsoft fan club is up in arms. Those reports about Windows 8 allowing the government to spy on us? Nonsense, they fuss. It’s simply not true that Windows 8 combines with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to create a built-in … Continue reading
September 6, 2013
Comments Off on Has the NSA broken SSL? TLS? AES?
Just how broken are fundamental Internet security technologies such as Secure-Socket Layer (SSL), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and Transport Layer Security (TLS)? We still don’t know for certain. But, it’s clear that the National Security Agency (NSA) has broken many … Continue reading
August 28, 2013
Comments Off on How the Syrian Electronic Army took out the New York Times and Twitter sites
Once more, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a pro-Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad organization, has struck on the internet. This time, SEA hit The New York Times (NYT), Twitter, and other popular sites. Unlike previous attacks that relied on phishing attacks … Continue reading
August 27, 2013
Comments Off on The lunacy of trying to avoid NSA spying by moving e-mail and cloud out of the US
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation recently claimed that thanks to the National Security Agency (NSA) spying programs, US cloud providers would lose at least 10 percent of its foreign market, $21.5 billion, to European or Asian competitors. Others are … Continue reading
August 21, 2013
Comments Off on US court rules masking IP address to access blocked Website violates law
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in Northern District of California has ruled that avoiding an IP address block to connect to a Website is a breach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Some have taken this decision to … Continue reading