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Several powerful tools here for parents, teachers and students. Public, private, or homeschooling, these tools enhance the teachers education arsenal.

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A device that beat the iPad at the mobility game? Sounds impossible. Yet Chromebooks overtook iPads to become the bestselling educational device in the U.S market. Some of the pie can be credited to Google's push with education. That push has turned into a street brawl as Apple, Windows, and Google try to capture young minds.…
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Yep.

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Good first step - but only the first step.
Federal law enforcement agencies will now require a warrant before they can deploy stingrays and other similar devices. Any data collected will also have to be deleted post haste.
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Interesting that it doesn't apply to local police.
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Very funny!
 
This collection made my breakfast fun ☺
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Storing passwords, a brief recap:

* 1990: Just put them into a database.
* 1995: You gotta MD5 those bro, plain-text is not good.
* 1996: I heard MD5 is no good anymore, better SHA-1 one those.
* 1997: Better add a sleep delay to slow down brute-forcing through remote connections.
* 1998: Add a salt, bro, beware of dictionary attacks. One per database should be enough.
* 2000: Sorry, I meant a unique salt per password. There is this thing called rainbow tables now.
* 2005: SHA-1 is broken too now, we need to migrate to SHA-256.
* 2010: Forget about SHA-256, we need to deal with GPU crackers now. Let's just key-stretch for now.
* 2014: Our homegrown key-stretching algorithm turned out to be a massive failure. Let's just switch to scrypt.
* 2015: OK, our data at rest is safe (for now) but our user passwords still made it to pastebin because we decrypt everything in RAM and hackers dumped everything from there.

COMPUTERS WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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This is why you give your users a DHCP pool with names of virus's as virus's kill the host and that is what users are :).
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It looks like they're about to do a fist bump.

And isn't that a bit hypocritical of the U.S.?
 
The Obama administration is reportedly developing economic sanctions against China for cyberespionage against US companies.
The Obama administration is developing economic sanctions against China for cyberespionage against US companies. Are sanctions likely to succeed in deterring China? Or will they only invite retalia...
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Just watch this for a few moments, and you'll begin to understand how my cyber warfare.crime is happening.

http://map.norsecorp.com/
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The Dark web isn't a safe haven for criminals. I'm not sure it ever really was.
While it's true that it's hard to see in the dark, it's not impossible to find things and over the last few years plenty of people who thought that Tor was a cloak of invisibility have come a cropp...
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I'd have to see the rest of the lawn mower before I could tell you for sure. 
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The author considers the Ashley Madison revelations as more devastating than identity theft. More immediate, perhaps, but identity theft can also destroy your life. 
 
Suicide should not be unexpected in cases where you’ve destroyed someone’s life.
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Go comment. They need to hear from people who understand at least some of the issues.
 
Under the rule proposed by the FCC, devices with radios may be required to prevent modifications to firmware. All devices operating in the 5GHz WiFi spectrum will be forced to implement security features to ensure the radios cannot be modified. While prohibiting the modification of transmitters has been a mainstay of FCC regulation for 80 years, the law of unintended consequences will inevitably show up in full force: because of the incredible integration of electronic devices, this proposed regulation may apply to everything from WiFi routers to cell phones. The proposed regulation would specifically ban router firmwares such as DD-WRT, and may go so far as to include custom firmware on your Android smartphone.

A lot is on the line. The freedom to modify devices you own is a concern, but the proposed rules prohibiting new device firmware would do much more damage. The economic impact would be dire, the security implications would be extreme, and emergency preparedness would be greatly hindered by the proposed restrictions on router firmware. The FCC is taking complaints and suggestions until September 8th.

Leave a comment for the FCC via this link to the Federal Register


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I can imagine the joy they're feeling about now.
 
If you look after the Large Hadron Collider you should read this...

https://grahamcluley.com/2015/09/large-hadron-collider-vulnerability/
Vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control systems discovered. You think you had a headache keeping your home computer updated with security patches? Just imagine if you were responsible for securing the Large Hadron Collider or a nuclear plant...
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Discussing online privacy, security and intellectual property since 2005.
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Herbert (Bert) Knabe Jr. is a blogger specializing in online security, privacy and intellectual property. He has long been a fan of Apple computers and occasionally writes on their products. He has been online since the mid 1980's. He has been blogging on a variety of topics including U.S. policy and online privacy/security since 2005.

He has twenty years experience in the newspaper industry, initially as a production artist, then as a computer technician supporting content producers. This experience gives him a strong understanding of graphic production for print and web.

Photography has long been a passion of Bert's, and he was honored to have a photo included in the PDF version of the 2011 Plus One Collection. He specializes in cell and smart phone photography. He recently started a blog for the dual purpose of sharing his photos and providing reviews and tips for aspiring cell phone photographers.

Bert lives and goes to church in Lubbock, Texas with his wife of twenty years and their five children.

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Survived teen and young adult years. I'd brag about my marriage, but I've had it easy. My wife is the one that has to put up with me.
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  • Textbroker.com
    Author, 2012 - present
    Level 4 writer on textbroker.com. I write on a variety of topics including technology, the Internet and business.
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
    Computer Technician, 1998 - present
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
    Production Artist, 1993 - 1998
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