NSA ends surveillance tactic that pulled in citizens' emails, texts

Credit to Author: Michael Kan| Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:01:00 -0700

The U.S. National Security Agency will no longer sift through emails, texts and other internet communications that mention targets of surveillance.

The change, which the NSA announced on Friday, stops a controversial tactic that critics said violated U.S. citizens’ privacy rights.

The practice involved flagging communications where a foreign surveillance target was mentioned, even if that target wasn’t involved in the conversation. Friday’s announcement means the NSA will stop collecting this data.

“Instead, this surveillance will now be limited to only those communications that are directly ‘to’ or ‘from’ a foreign intelligence target,” the NSA said in a statement.

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How seven mesh routers deal with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Credit to Author: Michael Horowitz| Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:20:00 -0700

The recent wave of new mesh router systems has brought with it changes besides the obvious increase in Wi-Fi range. For example, these mesh routers are more likely to insist on WPA2-AES encryption, as many have dropped support for the less secure WEP and WPA options. Not all of them, but many.

Here I take a look at another insecure router technology, WPS (Wi-Fi protected setup) and how these new mesh routers deal with it. 

WPS is an alternate way of gaining access to a Wi-Fi network that does away with having to know the SSID (network name) and password. Much of what you read about WPS is incomplete, as it supports at least four different modes of operation.

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How seven mesh routers deal with Wi-Fi protected setups

Credit to Author: Michael Horowitz| Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:20:00 -0700

The recent wave of new mesh router systems has brought with it changes besides the obvious increase in Wi-Fi range. For example, these mesh routers are more likely to insist on WPA2-AES encryption, as many have dropped support for the less secure WEP and WPA options. Not all of them, but many.

Here I take a look at another insecure router technology, WPS (Wi-Fi protected setup) and how these new mesh routers deal with it. 

WPS is an alternate way of gaining access to a Wi-Fi network that does away with having to know the SSID (network name) and password. Much of what you read about WPS is incomplete, as it supports at least four different modes of operation.

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New OSX.Dok malware intercepts web traffic

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:00:07 +0000

Most Mac malware tends to be unsophisticated. Although it has some rather unpolished and awkward aspects, a new piece of Mac malware, dubbed OSX.Dok, breaks out of that typical mold.

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How seven mesh routers deal with WPS

Credit to Author: Michael Horowitz| Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:20:00 -0700

The recent wave of new mesh router systems has brought with it changes besides the obvious increase in Wi-Fi range. For example, these mesh routers are more likely to insist on WPA2-AES encryption, as many have dropped support for the less secure WEP and WPA options. Not all of them, but many.

Here I take a look at another insecure router technology, WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) and how these new mesh routers deal with it. 

WPS is an alternate way of gaining access to a Wi-Fi network that does away with having to know the SSID (network name) and password. Much of what you read about WPS is incomplete, as it supports at least four different modes of operation.

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Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:40:00 -0700

As self-driving cars become more advanced with a greater number of onboard computers, sensors, cameras and WiFi, the amount of data is expected to balloon, providing automakers, insurers and others with rich information to harvest.

A single autonomous car could generate as much as 100GB of data every second, said Barclays analyst Brian Johnson, in a note published Wednesday.

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If extrapolated out to the entire U.S. fleet of vehicles — 260 million in number — autonomous cars and trucks could potentially produce about 5,800 exabytes, Johnson stated.

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Fertility patient data breach fine would have been much higher under GDPR

Credit to Author: John Bryan CIPP/E| Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:35:17 +0000

What happened at Lister Hospital serves as an example to all businesses as how easy it is to fall foul of the new data privacy legislations.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=33331&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/oNd7hMLrB5o” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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