HITB GSEC Singapore (August 21st - 25th)
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Users assume the underlying hardware and software system, mobile antivirus, password managers and encryption technology will protect them from malicious attacks on their communications. Upcoming research at the HITB Security Conference in Amsterdam suggests to think twice before trusting mobile security blindly and shows that security is not a final product, but rather a bumpy process.
A few years ago Netflix had a pretty casual stance when it came to online piracy.
At the time, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that they were keeping an eye on the phenomenon, stressing that it’s not exclusively a bad thing. It also creates demand, he argued.
The TSA has a long list of things you can’t bring onto a commercial flight these days. Scissors. Cigarette lighters. Car airbags. Pool cues. And of course, guns, knives, bombs, and other weapons.
If you’ve taken a plane (or follow the TSA on Instagram), you’ve probably wondered how the airport security officers who scan carry-on bags watch for all those threats simultaneously. You’ve probably pondered how well you’d do the job. And—admit it—you’ve craned your neck to peek at their screens, trying to suss out the contents of someone else’s carry-on.
American white supremacists want to move offline and out of the shadows. They’re holding rallies, mounting pro-Trump counter-protests, and putting fliers up on college campuses.
In a severe rebuke of one of the biggest suppliers of HTTPS credentials, Google Chrome developers announced plans to drastically restrict transport layer security certificates sold by Symantec-owned issuers following the discovery they have issued more than 30,000 certificates.