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 Bruce Schneier

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Articles by Bruce Schneier

The Failure Of Cryptography To Secure Modern Networks

6/30/2010
For a while now, I've pointed out that cryptography is singularly ill-suited to solve the major network security problems of today: denial-of-service attacks, website defacement, theft of credit card numbers, identity theft, viruses and worms, DNS attacks, network penetration, and so on.

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Fighting The Fear Factor

11/3/2009
It's hard work being prey. Watch the birds at a feeder. They're constantly on alert, and will fly away from food -- from easy nutrition -- at the slightest movement or sound. Given that I've never, ever seen a bird plucked from a feeder by a predator, it seems like a whole lot of wasted effort against not very big a threat.

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Lockpicking And The Internet

8/10/2009
Physical locks aren't very good. They keep the honest out, but any burglar worth his salt can pick the common door lock pretty quickly. It used to be that most people didn't know this. Sure, we all watched television criminals and private detectives pick locks with an ease only found on television and thought it realistic, but somehow we still held onto the belief that our own locks kept us safe from intruders. The Internet changed that.

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WebAuthn, FIDO2 Infuse Browsers, Platforms with Strong Authentication
John Fontana, Standards & Identity Analyst, Yubico,  9/19/2018
New Cold Boot Attack Gives Hackers the Keys to PCs, Macs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/13/2018
Mirai Hackers' Sentence Includes No Jail Time
Dark Reading Staff 9/19/2018
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CVE-2018-11982
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-20
In Snapdragon (Mobile, Wear) in version MDM9206, MDM9607, MDM9635M, MDM9640, MDM9645, MDM9655, MSM8909W, MSM8996AU, SD 210/SD 212/SD 205, SD 410/12, SD 425, SD 427, SD 430, SD 435, SD 450, SD 615/16/SD 415, SD 617, SD 625, SD 650/52, SD 810, SD 820, SD 835, Snapdragon_High_Med_2016, a double free of...
CVE-2018-5837
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-20
In Snapdragon (Automobile, Mobile, Wear) in version IPQ8074, MDM9206, MDM9607, MDM9640, MDM9650, MSM8996AU, QCA6574AU, SD 210/SD 212/SD 205, SD 425, SD 427, SD 430, SD 435, SD 450, SD 625, SD 820A, SD 835, SD 845, SD 850, SDA660, SDM429, SDM439, SDM630, SDM632, SDM636, SDM660, SDM710, Snapdragon_Hig...
CVE-2018-5871
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-20
In Snapdragon (Automobile, Mobile, Wear) in version MDM9206, MDM9607, MDM9640, MDM9650, MSM8996AU, QCA6574AU, SD 210/SD 212/SD 205, SD 425, SD 427, SD 430, SD 435, SD 450, SD 615/16/SD 415, SD 625, SD 650/52, SD 820A, SD 835, SD 845, SD 850, SDA660, SDM429, SDM439, SDM630, SDM632, SDM636, SDM660, SD...
CVE-2018-11269
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-20
In Snapdragon (Automobile, Mobile, Wear) in version MDM9206, MDM9607, MDM9635M, MDM9640, MDM9645, MDM9650, MDM9655, MSM8909W, MSM8996AU, SD 210/SD 212/SD 205, SD 425, SD 427, SD 430, SD 435, SD 450, SD 625, SD 650/52, SD 810, SD 820, SD 820A, SD 835, SD 845, SD 850, SDA660, SDM429, SDM439, SDM630, S...
CVE-2018-11277
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-20
In Snapdragon (Automobile, Mobile, Wear) in version MSM8909W, MSM8996AU, SD 210/SD 212/SD 205, SD 430, SD 450, SD 615/16/SD 415, SD 617, SD 625, SD 650/52, SD 810, SD 820, SD 820A, SD 835, SD 845, SDA660, the com.qualcomm.embms is a vendor package deployed in the system image which has an inadequate...