REA Group’s CISO Craig Templeton has been in the job for just a few months. While the information security business has been largely focussed on technical skills, Templeton told his team they needed to develop a new ability; the Jedi Mind Trick. I spoke with Templeton about this and some of the challenges he sees when it comes to security and privacy.
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A MAJOR flaw has been found in one of the internet’s key encryption methods, which means the sensitive information we thought was actually safe and protected isn’t.
TRYING to remember all your online passwords can tie you up in a panicky, confused state.
“Steve Gibson has proposed a new standard method for website authentication. The SQRL system (pronounced ‘squirrel’) eliminates problems inherent in traditional login techniques. The website’s login presents a QR code containing the URL of its authentication service, plus a nonce. The user’s smartphone signs the login URL using a private key derived from its master secret and the URL’s domain name. The Smartphone sends the matching public key to identify the user, and the signature to authenticate it. It may be used alongside of traditional username/password to ease adoption.”
Windows 8 was released late last week, and already this week French security firm VUPEN says it has broken Microsoft’s latest and greatest security features. The company claims it has developed a 0-day exploit for Windows 8 and IE10, by chaining multiple undisclosed flaws together.
When selling or giving away your old iPhone, you could be granting the person who buys it access to your personal data, even after you’ve wiped it.
Celebrity scandals fueled by leaked text messages or emailed images inspired a new application to give users of Apple gadgets uncrackable communications that can be made to self-destruct.
Protecting your privacy on the internet these days seems like a hefty undertaking, but there are a few things you can do to protect your privacy with just the click of a button. Here are our favorite super-simple tricks.