Security

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Two Security Headaches Usher in the New Year (Updated!)

Happy New Year, here are two more things to worry about: researchers at the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy have discovered that dodgy code in web pages can read your…

January 2, 2018 0

No boundaries: Exfiltration of personal data by session-replay scripts

Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy is doing some amazing work in data logging by web sites that will shock and disgust you: You may know that most websites have third-party…

November 20, 2017 0

FCC Marriott Consent Decree Makes KRACK Attack Worse

By now you’ve certainly heard about the KRACK Internet security nightmare afflicting Wi-Fi. The exploit, discovered by Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens, leverages a vulnerability in the IEEE 802.11i standard for  data…

October 17, 2017 0

Free Speech Now! Kinda…

Free speech is taking a beating on the Internet and ISPs have nothing to do with it. This is peculiar because activists have long insisted that ISPs are the greatest – and…

August 24, 2017 0

Digital Broadband Migration Conference

This is one of my regular stops and will continue to be one for the foreseeable future. If you’re in Boulder next February and interested in Internet policy, check it out.

February 21, 2017 0

The Year of Checking Facts

Washington is going to be consumed with confirmation hearings this week, with too many for me to count. Confirmation in the broad sense is going to occupy a lot of our…

January 10, 2017 0

FBI/DHS Security Report a “Jumbled Mess”

“No one should be making any attribution conclusions purely from the indicators in the [government] report,” tweeted Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, which investigated the DNC hack and attributed it to the Russian government. “It was all a jumbled mess.’’

January 3, 2017 0

The Internet Election

The Internet looms large in this presidential election. This has been true in various ways for several cycles, but it’s more true now than it ever has been. Since 2004,…

August 2, 2016 0

Russia’s Unconventional Election IT Strategy

It turns out my post on the digital campaign tools of the two major presidential candidates was a bit incomplete because it didn’t address outsourcing to foreign powers. The tech…

July 28, 2016 1

Apple, FBI Talks Need Engineers

Electrical Engineering Times makes a sage, if somewhat obvious observation about the FBI/Apple dispute about unlocking the iPhone 5s used by dead terrorist Syed Farook: The dispute between Apple and…

February 26, 2016 0