Privacy and Infosec Round-up (May 10, 2005)
- Defense Tech reports, LADY LIBERTY GETS WIRELESS FENCE : Ah, the beauty of wireless technology.
- Washington Technology reports, Congressman calls for more privacy authority at DHS : I think the security czar needs to get the house in order first.
- Washington Technology reports, Acrobat user gaffe exposes classified Defense information : Don't they share lessons? Also reported here and here.
- Smart Mobs reports, Secure Video Conferencing via Quantum Cryptography : Hey, hey! Toshiba's working on this. Can you spell n-e-w m-a-r-k-e-t-s? :)
- Smart Mobs reports, The Problem of Identity, Authentication and Control : As in Single-Sign-On (SSO). Microsoft passport? But then we don't trust them. A UN initiative perhaps? Stephen Downe's take on this issue continued here. My thoughts, would it not be susceptible to man in the middle attacks?
- The New York Times reports, Time Warner Says Data on Employees Is Lost : Names and social security numbers of 600,000. One upmanship at its best.
- Wired News reports, Ad Execs Want to Track Every Move : I bet George Orwell is turning in his grave right now. Big brother isn't the government, it's the ad execs!
- The Register reports, Brits fall prey to phishing : 1 in 20 Brits (5%)
- Not to be outdone, The Register reports, Americans are pants at password security : 2 out of 3 (66%).
- Om Malik’s Broadband Blog reports, Google (NOT) Hacked? Just A DNS Glitch says Google : DNS glitch, and of all places, it gets redirected to MSN Search. The Redmond crew must've popped some champagne.
- The Register reports, PGP goes the whole hog of encryption : Entire hard disk software encryption for US$199, I think I'm priced out!
- The Register reports, Firefox exploit targets zero day vulns : Brace yourselves for version 1.0.4! Wait, no, it's TWO exploits!
- Weatherall's Law reports, A ban on email snooping? : New South Wales, Australia has outlawed unauthorized spying of employees be it CCTV, e-mail, tracking devices and what not. But of course, they'd make you sign away all of that when you're offered your contract. Just to catch those sleepy HR folks I guess.
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