Russian ISPs plan internet disconnection test for entire country

Posted on February 12th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn At a time and date during 2019 yet to be confirmed, Russia’s major ISPs will in unison temporarily disconnect their servers from the internet, effectively cutting the country off from the outside world. From the point of view of Russian internet users, everything will appear normal – as long as they […]

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Phishing has become the root of most cyber-evil

Posted on February 5th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Companies spend a huge amount of time and billions of dollars on security technology to keep threat actors out — on firewalls, IPS systems, endpoint security, and the like — and employees are letting those bad guys in by clicking on phishing links. In fact, a recent F5 Labs report says phishing was the root cause […]

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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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Internet Society to Issue Privacy Code of Conduct

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In time for Data Privacy Day, on Monday, the nine-point guidance will offer insights into how companies can more effectively manage personal data. It’s easy to be cynical about Data Privacy Day, especially with all the data that companies collect on individuals today. Some have even taken to calling Monday’s special day of events Lack […]

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Top security and privacy TED Talks from 2018

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Ninety-five percent of the time when I watch videos about cybersecurity, hacking, privacy, or surveillance, they are videos from security conferences. In fact, some of the best out there are TED talks. While most of the great ones were made years ago (between 2008 and 2017), 2018 had several worth watching. Here’s a look at […]

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