Tag: Security

95 Theses of Cyber

Read J.M. Porup by toholdaquill by J.M. Porup

A democracy engaged in mass surveillance will not long remain a democracy. The greatest threat to America and the freedom we cherish, or claim to cherish, is the so-called “intelligence community.” And if we want our freedom back, we must smash the engines of surveillance and punish the secret police for their crimes against the American people.

 

Let us strip away the web of lies: If mass surveillance continues unchecked, then let us call our system of government by its true name: Tyranny, run by the secret police, to protect the oligarchs from the people.

 

The truth alone will set us free.

This is a long read. Only the first eight have been written.

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Details on a New PGP Vulnerability

Read Details on a New PGP Vulnerability – Schneier on Security by Bruce Schneier

Why is anyone using encrypted e-mail anymore, anyway? Reliably and easily encrypting e-mail is an insurmountably hard problem for reasons having nothing to do with today’s announcement. If you need to communicate securely, use Signal. If having Signal on your phone will arouse suspicion, use WhatsApp.

Interesting that Bruce things email encryption is a lost cause. For reasons that are mostly about ease of use.

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Without Worry

Bookmarked The Definition of Security is “Without Worry” by Daniel Miessler (Daniel Miessler)

The only approach is to abandon the pure play of prevention, and move to a more mature model of resilience. Resilience is powerful precisely because it gets us to the true definition of security—being ok no matter what.

Over the years I’ve said something like that second paragraph to the CISO or security director only to receive a blank stare or admonition not to say anything like that to an executive team. It’s time for security folks to admit the truth. My viewpoint is one I learned over the years from reading Christopher…

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