Ex-CIA boss: Stuxnet was good idea

There is absolutely no proof that the United States (or Israeli) government was responsible for the Stuxnet attack on Iranian nuclear facilities. But a former CIA and National Security Agency chief says such tactics are a good idea and will now be considered legitimate. The Stuxnet virus spread worldwide, but turned out to be specifically […]

Europe to Google: Hold your Horses

European privacy officials have demanded that Google put planned privacy policy changes on hold until they can check that the new rules comply with local laws. The demand comes from the Article 29 Working Party. That’s not a legal organization in itself, but rather a group made up of the data protection authorities in each […]

Quantum Computing Blinds Information Intruders

Image Credit: Creativity103 As the hype for cloud computing rises ever higher, the issue of security is becoming a hot topic in the information exchange industry. The benefits of working in the cloud are immense, but many fear the risk posed by having their sensitive data accessible by the cyber-ether. Quantum computing to the rescue. […]

Guerrilla Shoulder Surfing Tactics [Pic]

Beware! Someone could be watching you right now, waiting for the right moment to grab one of your many passwords… because I’m sure you use multiple passwords for all the password-protected sites you access, right? [Via CB]

Facebook privacy protesters earn EPIC win

Facebook has agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it lied to customers about its privacy policies. The agreement means it will now be forced to ask first before changing any privacy settings. The agreements comes after an investigation by several online privacy advocates, led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). […]

How to Make the Ultimate Privacy Monitor [Video]

Finally you can do something with that old LCD monitor you have in the garage. You can turn it into a privacy monitor! It looks all white to everybody except you, because you are wearing “magic” glasses! All you really have to have is a pair of old glasses, x-acto knife or a box cutter […]

Apple’s App store security breached

A man who created a bogus stock price tracker app for the iPhone that was in fact malware has been thrown out of Apple’s developer program. That would seem uncontroversial until you discover the app was designed to highlight a security flaw rather than cause damage or steal data. Charlie Miller was told his right […]

Must Watch: Open-Source Cancer Research and the JQ1 Molecule [SCIENCE!]

Now if only everyone would be as open as this guy when it comes to medical research, I guess the world we live in would be very different… How does cancer know it’s cancer? At Jay Bradner’s lab, they found a molecule that might hold the answer, JQ1 — and instead of patenting JQ1, they […]