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Feb 3, 2017

Sensor Technology Delivers Enhancements to Homeland Security

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, security

Definitely q-dots/ graphene technology involved.

Smartphones are about to get a lot smarter, thanks to rapid advances in sensor technology, which is set to hugely impact homeland security.

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Feb 3, 2017

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, security

Wish these guys a lot of luck; however, they need to hurry up soon as China is already had a head start with QC.

As we saw during the 2016 US election, protecting traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, from hackers is not a perfect science. Now consider the complex world of quantum computing, where bits of information can simultaneously hold multiple states beyond zero and one, and the potential threats become even trickier to tackle. Even so, researchers at the University of Ottawa have uncovered clues that could help administrators protect quantum computing networks from external attacks.

“Our team has built the first high-dimensional quantum cloning machine capable of performing quantum hacking to intercept a secure quantum message,” said University of Ottawa Department of Physics professor Ebrahim Karimi, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Structured Light. “Once we were able to analyze the results, we discovered some very important clues to help protect quantum computing networks against potential hacking threats.”

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Feb 1, 2017

New Technology To Really Close The US / Mexican Border

Posted by in category: security

Latest on border plans.

Despite President Trump’s executive orders to extend walls along the US-Mexico border, real border security will likely take longer than he thinks.

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Feb 1, 2017

Boston startup Whitewood Encryption Systems awarded patent for encryption to fend off quantum computers

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, internet, quantum physics, security


Computers based on quantum mechanics have been in the realm of science fiction for years, but recently companies like Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL), and even the National Security Agency, have started to think practically about what their existence would mean.

These super-powerful computers would be exciting in many respects, but they would also be able to break the methods of data encryption that currently make it safe to browse the internet or pay for things online.

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Jan 19, 2017

New DARPA Technology Could Simplify Secure Data Sharing

Posted by in category: security

Can’t wait to see it.

Troops in remote regions around the world often struggle to operate with limited networks for data sharing and communication—an encumbrance that is amplified when U.S. troops need to share classified or otherwise secure data with each other and coalition partners. The usual process for sharing such information requires an end-to-end connection to secure servers via a dedicated digital “pipe” approved for the specific security level of data being transmitted. If that tactical network is overloaded or if a glitch causes a break in the digital chain, the message or data is typically lost and the process must be repeated until a connection is completed, potentially hindering the mission in fast-moving tactical situations. Additionally, the current computers and infrastructure needed to manage multiple levels of U.S. classified and coalition information are too bulky for tactical use in the field and can take months or longer to deploy.

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Jan 19, 2017

EyeLock to exhibit iris authentication technology at Intersec Dubai 2017

Posted by in categories: information science, security

For all my friends in Dubai or travelling to Dubai; wish I could go.

EyeLock LLC will be exhibiting its suite of iris authentication technology at Intersec Dubai 2017, on January 22–24 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai.

Featuring EyeLock’s proprietary software, security, algorithms and optics, the iris authentication technology delivers secure, reliable and user-friendly capabilities, according to the company.

EyeLock’s technology analyzes more than 240 unique iris characteristics to deliver dual-eye authentication, an unmatched security architecture and anti-spoofing technology.

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Jan 11, 2017

Cybercriminals charge just £20 to paralyse websites

Posted by in categories: encryption, security

Want to take someone’s site down and need a cheap hacker; well the Dark Web has them.

In the lawless digital hinterlands of the dark web, hackers hire out their expertise for just £20, offering to cripple websites with an overload of data from ready-made “botnet” armies.

On hidden forums, accessible only by using encrypted technology, clients tout for their services, bidding to have cybercriminals perform all manner of illegal activities, such as compromising university systems to alter grades.

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Jan 11, 2017

Dark Web Offers Tools for Vengeance to Disgruntled Workers

Posted by in categories: law, security

It seems the dark web is now making it easier for disgruntled employees to take their revenge to the next level, we learn from the KrebsOnSecurity article, “Rise of Darknet Stokes Fear of the Insider.” The article cites Gartner analyst Avivah Litan; she reports a steep increase in calls from clients concerned about vindictive employees, current or former, who might expose sensitive information on the dark web. Not surprisingly, companies with a lot of intellectual property at stake are already working with law-enforcement or private security firms to guard against the threat.

How, exactly, is the dark web making worker retaliation easier than ever before? Writer Brian Krebs explains:

Noam Jolles, a senior intelligence expert at Diskin Advanced Technologies, studies darknet communities. I interviewed her last year in ‘Bidding for Breaches,’ a story about a secretive darknet forum called Enigma where members could be hired to launch targeted phishing attacks at companies. Some Enigma members routinely solicited bids regarding names of people at targeted corporations that could serve as insiders, as well as lists of people who might be susceptible to being recruited or extorted.

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Dec 29, 2016

Mixing biology with technology: what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by in categories: biological, security

Biology and technology are moving closer and experts are wondering if this poses a new security threat.

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Dec 29, 2016

Byline: Is it Finally Time for Open Security?

Posted by in categories: business, internet, security

One of the distinct advantages of working in the IT industry for over 35 years is all of the direct and indirect experience that brings, as well as the hindsight that comes with that.

One of the more personally interesting experiences for me has been watching the growth and ultimate success of the Open Source Software (OSS) movement from a fringe effort (what business would ever run on OSS?) to what has now become a significant component behind the overall success of the Internet. I was initially reminded of the significance of the Open Source Software movement, and how long it’s actually been around when the technology press recognized the 25th anniversary of the Linux kernel. That, and the decision in January of 1998 by Netscape Communications Corp to release the complete source code for the Communicator web browser, are two of the top reasons for the Internet taking off. Well, the first specification for HTTP helped a little as well, I suppose.

There are, of course, many other examples of OSS software that power the Internet, from the numerous Apache Foundation projects, relational and other database management systems like Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, and Cassandra. The list of markets and technologies for which there are OSS resources is essentially endless.

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