Over the past five years, Operation in Our Sites, the U.S. initiative tackling copyright-infringing websites, has produced several arrests and the seizure of thousands of domains.
Sean Gallagher’s long, comprehensive article on the state of automotive infosec is a must-read for people struggling to make sense of the summer’s season of showstopper exploits for car automation, culminating in a share-price-shredding1.4M unit recall from Chrysler, whose cars could be steered and braked by attackers over the Internet.
Android users may want to reconsider their lock screen patterns. A new study shows that most of us are using very similar patterns to unlock our handsets. Norwegian University of Science and Technology graduate Marte Løge says that 77 percent of participants in her study started their lock-screen patterns from a corner, while 44 percent started from the top left. Her findings were presented at PasswordCon (yup, that’s a thing) in Las Vegas, which sampled over 4,000 user-generated patterns. Løge suggests using crossovers — and not starting from a corner — to get the most secure results. Additionally, she says using…
“The high end of Android isn’t what it used to be.” Such was the supposition posited to me by a longtime observer of the consumer electronics industry recently.
In the face of myriad studies, statistics, fundings, and exits among Israeli startups and venture capitalists in the past couple of years, we have decided to undertake an in-depth analysis.
Jeff sez, “Tuts+ has made my six part introduction to PGP encryption, email and networking privacy available to readers for free.”
Google and Twitter are getting a little friendlier; you can now view tweet feeds from various accounts and hashtags right from Google.com on the desktop. You can search something like “The Next Web Twitter” and Google will pull up a feed of our latest tweets. Alternatively, type in a hashtag and you’ll access a list of trending tweets.
Find your match with math. Then swipe them right.
In Tell Me Who You Are, and I Will Tell You Your Lock Pattern, Marte Løge presented some of her Master’s Thesis research on the guessability of Android lock-patterns — and guess what?
And the Pew Research Center is on it!
If you’re going to break the law, maybe don’t document it on Instagram.
Another day, another cyberattack.
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