Myke Lyons

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The leaked NSA report shows 2-factor authentication has a critical weakness: You

So you've created a strong password, kept an eye out for sketchy links, and enabled two-factor authentication — what could possibly go wrong?<p>Well, it …

Security

This Bill Would Make Revenge Hacking Legal

The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, proposed by a GOP congressman, appears to contemplate hacker-versus-hacker gladiatorial combat—and that has …

Cybersecurity

UK ECHELON journalist: "Snowden proved spies need accountability"

Legendary investigative journalist Duncan Campbell describes his life of being kidnapped by the London Metropolitan Police's Special Branch, being …

Someone is breaking into underground vaults in California to sever major internet cables

This attack is part of a series of at least 11 that stretch from the San Francisco Bay Area to Sacramento that the FBI is currently investigating, according to the report. The attacks have generally occurred in concealed locations that are unmonitored by devices like security cameras.<p>"When it …

San Francisco

WTF of the Week: FCC Commissioner Says People Don’t Need the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the United States government with the sole purpose of regulating cable, satellite, …

Net Neutrality

XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

<i>Illustrations</i> <i>by Blue Delliquanti and David Axe for</i> The InterceptOne of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes …

How to discover NSA Quantum Insert attacks on your systems

Security experts at Fox-IT have developed a method for detecting NSA Quantum Insert attacks and have published an interesting post on the hacking …

Sony Hack: Could secretive group of ethnic North Koreans in Japan be to blame?

Headquarters of the Chongryon in Japan, via Krebs on Security.<p>Security researcher Brian Krebs breaks down the FBI’s statement, "what experts are …

Telcos' anti-Net Neutrality argument may let the MPAA destroy DNS

The telcos' ongoing battle against Net Neutrality have led them to make a lot of silly legalistic arguments, but one in particular has opened the …

Huge flaw that undermines privacy of mobile phone networks revealed by German researchers

"It's like you secure the front door of the house, but the back door is wide open," said Tobias Engel, one of the German researchers.<p>Engel, founder …

Surveillance

US spying scandal will 'break the Internet,' says Google's Schmidt

US government surveillance is destroying the digital economy, a roundtable of execs from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies tell Sen. Ron Wyden.<p>PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The impact of US government surveillance on tech firms and the economy is going to get worse before it gets better, …

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