KRACK Attack Opens Your Wi-Fi Networks to Snooping

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Mathy VanHoef, a researcher with the imec-DistriNet Research Group at University of Leuven, Belgium has released a paper titled Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2 which details a major vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless security protocol. Per VanHoef’s release notes: [A]ttackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously […]

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Yahoo!’s 2013 Data Breach Was FAR Worse Than Reported

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Via Bloomberg: “Yahoo! Triples Likely Scope of 2013 Hack to 3 Billion Users” If you’ve ever had a Yahoo! account, the following sentence is not going to help your blood pressure: Yahoo, the internet company acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. this year, now believes a 2013 security breach exposed all 3 billion of its users […]

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IS Google Fiber Dying?

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Over at Motherboard, Kayleigh Rogers revisits the first community to pilot Google’s Fiber and takes note of the fact the once-promised future of broadband has, apparently, been put on-hold: Thousands of customers in KC who had pre-registered for guaranteed service when Fiber made it to their neighborhood were given their money back earlier this year, […]

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The Cloud: A Primer

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Introduction Unless you’ve been lost in the Outback for the last few years, you’ve probably heard someone make mention of “the cloud”. But you still may not know what exactly is meant by the phrases “all of my important documents are stored in the cloud” or “we back up to the cloud every night”. Essentially […]

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Help Preserve Net Neutrality

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Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with more than 50 Internet-based business powerhouses like Google and Facebook, launched a major campaign to convince FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to preserve the concept of net neutrality: Let’s Save Net Neutrality Why is this important? Because the Internet belongs to you. It was your tax dollars that funded […]

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