Cloudflare’s new DNS service

Cloudflare has announced a new DNS service, in partnership with APNIC, that promises faster performance and improved privacy. The new service offers a faster address resolution and a promise to wipe all logs of DNS queries within 24 hours. Cloudflare has published two articles introducing their service. Announcing the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service Read more about Cloudflare’s new DNS service[…]

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Fooling Face Recognition

A group of Chinese computer scientists from academia and industry have published a paper [PDF] documenting a tool for fooling facial recognition software by shining hat-brim-mounted infrared LEDs on the user’s face, projecting CCTV-visible, human-eye-invisible shapes designed to fool the face recognition software. The tactic lets the attacker specify which face the categorizer should “see” Read more about Fooling Face Recognition[…]

TLS 1.3 internet crypto approved

Internet engineers meeting in London, England, approved the updated TLS 1.3 protocol despite a wave of last-minute concerns that it could cause networking nightmares. The new protocol aims to comprehensively thwart any attempts by the NSA and other eavesdroppers to decrypt intercepted HTTPS connections and other encrypted network packets. TLS 1.3 should also speed up Read more about TLS 1.3 internet crypto approved[…]

Secure Linux Laptops

Purism has announced the successful implementation of Trammel Hudson’s Heads security firmware into their Librem laptops running coreboot and TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Purism sells security-oriented Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops running PureOS, a Linux-based operating system designed with security in mind and based on Debian GNU/Linux. Earlier this month, the company announced that Read more about Secure Linux Laptops[…]

Tails 3.6 Anonymous OS Released

The Tails Project announced today the release and immediate availability of the Tails 3.6 amnesic incognito live system, also known as the Anonymous OS used by ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to stay hidden online. Powered by the latest Linux 4.15 kernel with patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, and featuring the latest TOR Browser and Read more about Tails 3.6 Anonymous OS Released[…]

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FBI Busts Phantom Secure

Phantom Secure is one of the most infamous companies in the secure phone industry. Sources and court documents detail that its owner has been arrested for allegedly helping criminal organizations. They targeted Phantom Secure for deliberately selling drug cartels phones designed for criminal activity. According to the report, the FBI says that the company and Read more about FBI Busts Phantom Secure[…]

Smart devices that snitch on you

Internet-connected, data-collecting smart devices such as fitness trackers, digital home assistants, thermostats, TVs and even pill bottles are beginning to transform criminal justice. The ubiquitous devices can serve as a legion of witnesses, capturing our every move, biometrics and what we have ingested. They sometimes listen in or watch us in the privacy of our Read more about Smart devices that snitch on you[…]