Are you kidding me? Hillary Clinton’s Email story keeps getting worse!
It was bad enough that Hillary Clinton was bypassing State Department email servers, ordering subordinates to ignore rules on handling sensitive documents, and keeping her printer accessible on the public Internet. But her configuration of her desktop computers was somehow even worse!
Guess how Hillary Clinton worked around her fax problems
Hillary Clinton is an old woman who is inept with technology. She’s helpless and stumbles along with help from Huma Abedin (her, uh, personal assistant). >New information has come out that suggests how Clinton worked around her problems with a fax machine. Hillary Clinton didn’t know how to receive a fax. She literally had to be walked through it step by step by Abedin. Apparently | Read More »
Apple makes key hire in effort to block government phone snooping
After Apple refused to create a back door to its iPhone security protocols, despite Obama FBI demands, the US government set itself to finding ways to break those security protocols. Apple is striking back by strengthening the iPhone, and hiring experts in the field to do it.
Putin shut down a power grid last month. This is why we need NSA and CISA.
Imagine going without power for 6 hours in the dead of winter, 2 days before Christmas, because some foreign power wanted to poke at your country. That’s what Putin’s minions did to 8,000 folks in Ukraine on December 23 last month, and if you think American energy firms, living fat and happy on local monopolies, are better equipped to fight these attacks… hahahahaha.
The story of the bugged Selectrics shows why we need CISA
Protecting data is difficult. You can keep your data secure 99 times but the 100th time, if the attackers got in, then you failed. The story of the world’s first keylogger, installed by Soviet spies into US Selectric Typewriters, reminds us of how intelligent adversaries require intelligent and coordinated defense That’s why we need a bill like the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA): to share | Read More »
Philip Bump is a Hack. Clinton’s email was at risk.
Philip Bump, Washington Post reporter, is ready to criticize or talk down every candidate for President not named Hillary Clinton. But her, he’s ready to stick up for. He claims that “our technical ignorance” is hurting her. Sorry, I’m not technically ignorant. I’ve personally set up email servers from scratch. And Hillary Clinton was negligent in keeping her email on servers far below the appropriate | Read More »
Matthew Keys is guilty and should go to prison for his hacking
Sometimes you can read a story about an alleged criminal, and it’s hard to tell if the person was actually guilty or not. But in the case of Matthew Keys, convicted of breaking into the LA Times website as part of a conspiracy with the online network Anonymous, it’s obvious he’s guilty as sin and deserves to be put away.
Tech at Night: …. but NSA gathering public information was the REAL threat
On a multi-user computer system, different user accounts have different permissions. In most Unix-based systems, there is a special account besides. Account zero, the ‘root’ user, bypasses all permissions checks. The Chinese attackers had root access to Office of Personnel Management servers. But NSA was the real threat ah, Rand Paul?
The No Scandal Administration
There is a severe void of information from our government concerning the massive hack into the Office of Personnel Management that is only now coming out in various media reports, including some from ABC News and The Hill. Via the former: The massive hack into federal systems announced last week was far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, with hackers believed to be | Read More »
Tech at Night: It’s time to pass cybersecurity information sharing
Some libertarians may be choosing to side with anarchists and progressives on cybersecurity, by reducing prosecution of privacy and security online (which would make it harder for us to argue government surveillance online is a big deal), and by opposing cybersecurity information sharing, but we need to go forward in the direction of security and rule of law here.
Tech at Night: Obama misses the point on Cybersecurity
They tell me it’s a very good thing Obama did, threatening to send the hackers to the cornfield. Or at least to take their stuff. But I’m not sure in practice it’ll matter much since, you know, the attackers are abroad. We can’t even get Edward Snowden, but Russia can get into Obama’s servers. What good is Obama’s order going to do?
Tech at Night: The Internet’s dangerous, but the NSA is there to help
I’ve said it pretty regularly in this space: the Internet isn’t for kids. However the scary thing is that even if you don’t realize you’re putting your kids online, you really might be, as those parents with an online service-based nanny cam found out. Be careful out there. NSA does the dirty work, but there’s only so much they can do.
Tech at Night: Regulation broke encryption, and now it may break streaming
We got news of a new, widespread Internet security hole this week, and it turns out this one was caused by government. They caused it. Government is bad at controlling the Internet, and so now it turns out the Net Neutrality plan of Barack Obama’s to regulate the Internet may cause even more problems. Net Neutrality will break streaming.
FREAK regulation leaves us less secure
The liberals, anarchists, and socialists are all telling us how Obama’s new Internet regulation plan is such a great idea. They say we need to trust government bureaucrats to keep us better off, making the Internet more like the DMV, instead of managed by corporations which are evil because they invest, compete, and create incentives were better, faster Internet for us, makes more money for | Read More »
Tech at Night: Edward Snowden’s Latest Attack on America
There are two possibilities when it comes to the latest Edward Snowden announcement. Option one is he’s lying, and simply spreading propaganda against America to appease his Russian paymasters. Option two is he’s telling the truth, and specifically attempting to undermine American operations against a brutal Communist regime that has been attacking America for years, including a massive $100 bill counterfeiting operation (remember when we | Read More »