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Displaying items by tag: Bruce Schneier

Whenever one picks up a book with an eye to writing about it, one necessarily needs to know the subject matter therein. The recent book This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends — an ungrammatical title if anything — claims to be a book about the zero-day "industry" as per the author, Nicole Perlroth, a staff reporter for the New York Times, who covers cyber security. (I dislike that word "cyber" and will use infosec right through this piece.)

Published in Open Sauce

When the Federal Government issued a discussion paper in September last year indicating that it wanted to use the same as the basis for drafting a new cyber security strategy for 2020, it was quite clear that what was being looked at was a bigger role for the Australian Signals Directorate.

Published in Open Sauce

Australian law enforcement agencies have pushed for the encryption law which passed on 6 December because they don't know that there is no need for access to encrypted content in order to solve crimes, world-renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier says.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute are planning to issue a report that will apparently provide "high-level case studies" of what the government's encryption law means.

Published in Open Sauce

World-renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier may not have intended it, but he has provided the answer to those who are demanding that industry provide governments with a means to break encryption.

Published in Books

Monday is the last day on which Australians can submit their statements of support or opposition to the proposed Assistance and Access bill which seeks to force people or organisations to allow access to encrypted communications.

Published in Open Sauce

A little more than five months after it claimed that a WhatsApp design feature meant that some encrypted messages could be read by a third party, The Guardian has backed down and admitted that the report was wrong.

Published in Security

A group of top security professionals has signed an appeal to the Guardian, asking the British newspaper to take down from its website an article that they say incorrectly claims there is a backdoor in the popular messaging app WhatsApp.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:34

Internet's defences being probed: security expert

A big player, most possibly a nation state, has been testing the security of companies that run vital parts of the Internet's infrastructure, according to well-known security expert Bruce Schneier.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 22:58

PWNed by the Government

It is rapidly getting to the stage that the 'secure' padlock in your browser means nothing.  Get your self a blanket, find a cave; and crawl into it. Don't bring your computer.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 06:06

North Korean cyber attacks

To hear the media tell it, the United States suffered a major cyber attack last week. Stories were everywhere
Published in Security
Sunday, 07 September 2008 13:42

The BT Business Botnet Buster

Malicious botnet attacks represent a growing threat to enterprise networks. Which is probably why BT's Managed Security Solutions Group has launched it's Business Botnet Buster...

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