The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently published an interesting infographic showing which companies are doing what things to protect their customers. The EFF had asked these companies what they were doing to boost encryption in light of government’s unlawful surveillance… Read More ›
Archive for December 2013
Tim Pierson is an industry leader in both IT Security and Virtualization. He has been a technical trainer for the past 27 years and he’s one of the World’s leading trainers in technology, networks, virtualization and application security with credentials… Read More ›
Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3. That feature allows users to install apps while preventing the app from collecting sensitive data like the user’s location or address book.
After we published the post, several people contacted us to say that the feature had actually been removed in Android 4.4.2, which was released earlier this week. Today, we installed that update to our test device, and can confirm that the App Ops privacy feature that we were …read more
Since we learned that the NSA has surreptitiously weakened Internet security so it could more easily eavesdrop, we’ve been wondering if it’s done anything to antivirus products. Given that it engages in offensive cyberattacks — and launches cyberweapons like Stuxnet and Flame — it’s reasonable to assume that it’s asked antivirus companies to ignore its malware. (We know that antivirus companies have previously done this for corporate malware.)
My guess is that the NSA has not done this, nor has any other government intelligence or law enforcement agency. My reasoning is that antivirus is a very international industry, and …read more
By Jillian C. York and Katitza Rodriguez (Via EFF). We’re one step closer in winning the fight against the human rights violations posed by mass surveillance. On Tuesday, the United Nations Third Committee adopted a resolution reaffirming the right to… Read More ›