Sweetheart Tom Holland was on the Graham Norton Show the other night, and he apparently does an excellent impression of a chimpanzee.Read More
Trump Cybersecurity Advisor Giuliani’s Own Website Security Issues Would Be Hilarious Under Normal Circumstances
Strange. I, too, suddenly feel insecure.
When Donald Trump tapped Rudy Giuliani to be his cybersecurity advisor, no one was incredibly surprised, since Trump likes to reward people for being nice to him, and Giuliani was one of his more vocal proponents during the campaign. We all kind of had a laugh, though, as we have no real reason to believe Giuliani himself actually understands cybersecurity—and his website makes that very, very clear.Read More
Do you use your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone or laptop? Not all devices have this capability, but for those that do, it feels fun and futuristic to use it. But some theorize that it's less secure than using a passcode.Read More
The Pentagon is now accepting applications for hackers to attempt to find their security flaws, likely leading to a showdown with Fisher Stevens—or a paycheck, actually. Don't worry, though. They've put a number of protections in place to make sure only hackers of the most altruistic variety get involved and nothing bad happens.Read More
How do you ensure that your computer is completely and totally secure? There's really only one surefire method: Don't use a computer. If you don't use a computer, then there's nothing to get off it. The plan is pure genius. It's also the same plan that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano employs with email. She claims that she doesn't use email at all because of how secure she is. This is clearly the answer to all our problems.Read More
When you're dealing with a contentious bill, there's always the hope that it might get better, and the fear that it might get worse. Or, what seems to be the case with the new draft of CISPA, where it just gets different. This new draft, which incorporates two previous amendments along with some other modifications, changes a significant amount of language in the bill, and adds a lot more as well. Whether or not that really changes anything in a particularly meaningful way, however, is a bit of a different question. CISPA had its problems before, and the new draft definitely shuffles things around a little, but it looks like we're still dealing with a similar amount of similar issues.Read More
It wasn't long ago that the potentially Internet-destroying twins SOPA and PIPA were effectively defeated, but ever since they snuck up on the Internet-at-large, there's been the worry that something similar might happen again. Well, it's happening. The new bill HR 3523, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), while different from SOPA in many ways, is pushing its way through Congress as we speak, and could pose a serious threat to the Internet that is both very similar and very different from SOPA.Read More
There's been a lot of WTF-news making the rounds recently. Try this one on for size: Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), at it again, proposed a bill last week that would effectively bestow the president with the authority to "seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet," writes CNET.
Bill S.3480, or the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), has been dubbed the Internet "kill switch." According to the legislation, in the case of national emergencies, any private company that relies on the U.S. "information infrastructure" would be forced to comply with any orders (e.g. encrypt data, install a patch, or block web traffic) given by the president via the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), a proposed agency that would be created under the Department of Homeland Security. I guess American freedom only goes so far!Read More
Cyberterrorism is one of the bigger threats facing America's national security today -- or it isn't, if Robert Schneier is to be believed -- but either way, our future just got a little brighter: Spencer Pratt is leaving MTV's reality show The Hills to team up with the president of a LA firearms training shop to start a cybersecurity firm, according to FoxNews.com.Read More