Complexity of Updating Android Exacerbates Security Problems

I bought a new HTC Nexus One last week, which unfortunately came with a custom ROM (Android Kernel Version: 2.16.405.1 CL223106 release-keys).  Unfortunately, this particular firmware prohibits any “Over The Air” (OTA)…

July 6, 2011 1

DNS Filtering is Essential to the Internet

Executive Summary A group of Internet Engineers sent a letter to the US Senate opposing the DNS filtering aspect of the Protect IP Act on technical grounds.  They argued that…

June 24, 2011 15

99% of Google Android Devices Vulnerable

Google’s ClientLogin Application Programming Interface (API) has been found to be insecure by researchers from Germany’s University of Ulm.  This means that most Google Android phones leak temporary user authentication…

May 18, 2011 6

DARPA Enlists Hackers

It’s no secret that government initiatives around cybersecurity haven’t lived up to expectations. While they succeed in creating controversy – such as the recent hubbub over the so-called “Internet Kill…

February 8, 2011 3

Saving the Internet from its Friends

I’m going to Australia in April to give a keynote on the innovation potential of Next Generation Networks for the Australian Telecom Users Group. As you probably know, Australia has…

January 31, 2011 2

Guess Who’s Blocking Skype?

Add the Firefox browser to the list of Skype blockers that has included at various times the iTunes store, the cellular networks, and a number of entire countries from China…

January 21, 2011 0

Average Daily Malware at All Time High, Spam Lowest Since 2008

CircleID summarizes the latest McAfee report on spam and malware: McAfee, Inc. today unveiled its McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2010, which uncovered that average daily malware growth has reached…

November 17, 2010 0

Wi-Fi Security Bug to be Explained

Wi-Fi Security Bug to be Explained

Wireless network security weakness to demo at DEFCON: Security researchers have discovered security shortcomings in the WPA2 protocol that threaten the security of wireless networks, even if they are running…

July 27, 2010 0

Web sites vulnerable to phishing attacks

A new report from security firm Dasient concludes that the majority of websites are running third-party JavaScript somewhere on their sites, which could be putting them at risk. See the…

July 26, 2010 0