Category Archives: Cyber Security

Is he trying to put us out of business?

David Cameron is going to try and ban encryption in Britain

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It may be uncomfortable to suddenly be on the same side as terrorists, but we seem to be in a good company.
And writing for the Guardian, James Ball suggested that a blanket ban on encryption would “spell the end of e-commerce” in the UK since credit card details are generally always sent via secure encrypted connections. “Cameron either knows his anti-terror talk is unworkable and is looking for headlines,” Ball said, “or he hasn’t got a clue.”
Well… – guess which one…

Where to keep your sensitive data for remote working

Where to keep sensitive data

The table below summarizes security and speed implication of different ways of accessing sensitive data while working out of office. Note that the comparison only lists most popular ways of storing data and the Security/Speed correspond to typical situation – in the real world access speed and security provided by local encryption vary.

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Snooper’s charter – here we go again!

This hydra has plenty of heads. And for each that is cut off, two more grow… reports on the next attempt of making this bill stick. There is very little a business can do about the external mail – encryption works for recipients who support it and is a good idea. But businesses should start thinking more carefully about their internal emails – obviously more sensitive. It may be a good time to ensure that the internal emails – including from mobile workers and mobile devices – don’t wonder around Internet where they have to be logged, preserved and disclosed to who knows whom – deliberately or by mistake.

New relay selection fix for Tor to spoil spooks’ fun (eventually)

The Tor system is used by the security and surveillance communities as well as law enforcement agencies when THEY WANT TO BROWSE THE INTERNET ANONYMOUSLY.   New relay selection fix for Tor to spoil spooks’ fun (eventually) —

FBI to #WordPress users: patch now before ISIL defaces you

If you are running Joomla sites oatch up as well > FBI to WordPress users: patch now before ISIL defaces you on The Register —