Facebook’s New Privacy Hires – Schneier on Security

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Facebook’s New Privacy HiresThe Wired headline sums it up nicely — “Facebook Hires Up Three of Its Biggest Privacy Critics”: In December, Facebook hired Nathan White away from the digital rights nonprofit Access Now, and put him in the role of privacy policy manager. On Tuesday of this week, lawyers Nate Cardozo, of the privacy […]

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Security Analysis of the LIFX Smart Light Bulb

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The security is terrible: In a very short limited amount of time, three vulnerabilities have been discovered: Wifi credentials of the user have been recovered (stored in plaintext into the flash memory). No security settings. The device is completely open (no secure boot, no debug interface disabled, no flash encryption). Root certificate and RSA private […]

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Apple kicks Facebook’s snoopy Research app out of the App Store

Posted on January 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Lisa Vaas For three years, Facebook has been secretly paying volunteers – including teens – to install a virtual private network (VPN) app called Facebook Research that plants a root certificate on their phones, according to Tech Crunch. That certificate gets the company “nearly limitless access” to the device, TechCrunch reports. It’s unclear exactly […]

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Three Charged for Working With Serial Swatter — Krebs on Security

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The U.S. Justice Department has filed criminal charges against three U.S. men accused of swatting, or making hoax reports of bomb threats or murders in a bid to trigger a heavily armed police response to a target’s address. Investigators say the men, aged 19 to 23, all carried out the attacks with the help of […]

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