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ITsecurity Daily News: 10/06/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 6, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, October 6, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News CryptoWall updated to 2.0   Earlier this year F-Secure […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/18/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 18, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, September 18, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Pot (News Corp) calls the kettle (Google) black […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/15/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 15, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, September 15, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Kafeine finds a new exploit kit   French […]

Snowden documents should all be in the public domain

Posted by Kevin on July 21, 2014

Wow! The sooner that all Snowden documents are in the public domain the better. While there are some advantages in releasing the Snowden documents via the world’s media, those advantages are now long past. I would be happy for all field operative names to be redacted (but not those of office staff); but otherwise the […]

The US economy is far more fragile and endangered than you might think

Posted by Kevin on July 7, 2014

In the modern world, the new weapons of war are no longer just guns and munitions, but money and intel. Intelligence is like any other weapon of war – if you have more and of better quality than the enemy, you will win. That requires acquiring knowledge of the enemy while preventing the enemy from […]

Edward Snowden is a Russian pawn claims a Russian traitor in a British tabloid

Posted by Kevin on June 8, 2014

When politicians lose the argument they attack the messenger. Having lost the argument over surveillance, they are now attacking Snowden: it is easier to depict him as a Russian pawn at best, or a Russian spy at worst. That is the line taken by the UK’s Mirror newspaper. “Edward Snowden was targeted by Russian spies […]

The danger we face from the NSA’s collection of facial recognition images

Posted by Kevin on June 4, 2014

According to new Snowden files discussed by Laura Poitras and James Risen in the New York Times, the NSA is “harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents.” It seems to be collecting around a […]

Industry Two Faced over Privacy

Posted by Alexander Hanff on May 29, 2014

As an advocate I have spent a great deal of my time over the past six years taking part in roundtables, consultations, forums and conferences and during that time I have witnessed first hand the relentless push by “Big Data” corporations to dilute the fundamental right of privacy in order for those same corporations to […]

FBI indicts five members of the Chinese military for hacking US companies

Posted by Kevin on May 21, 2014

Eric Holder yesterday announced: “Today, we are announcing an indictment against five officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army for serious cybersecurity breaches against six American victim entities.” The five officers are known by the aliases UglyGorilla, Jack Sun, Lao Wen, hzy_1hx and KandyGoo. They are members of the PLA’s military unit 61398 (you may […]