Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Attacks/Breaches

1/29/2019
05:30 PM
50%
50%

Americans Worried More About Computer - Not Border - Security

A new survey shows more Americans are more concerned about their computer's security than the US border's.

According to a new survey, Americans are worried about security, but they're far more worried about cybersecurity than border security.

Some 63% of those surveyed said that "making sure our computers are protected and privacy respected" is the most urgent security issue compared to 29% who think that physical border security is the most important.

The survey, conducted by Vrge Analytics and sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation, asked 897 adult Americans about a number of technology-related issues. Some 45% said that it's unlikely that digital platforms will ever fully regain their trust, while just under a quarter say it's likely a trusting relationship will eventually be restored.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with the annual State of the Net conference which was held today in Washington, DC.

For more, read here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
MelBrandle
50%
50%
MelBrandle,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/26/2019 | 2:14:29 AM
Care more about us
I think it is basic human nature to be concerned more about their personal security than that of their own country. I guess it is the tiny bit of ego etched in every person's heart that leads us to be self-centred depending on the situation. I guess at the end of the day, users need to know that the country isn't spying on their online activity after they have spied enough on the borders.
DavidHamilton
50%
50%
DavidHamilton,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/18/2019 | 9:57:26 PM
People want more
I have a feeling that people are all going to be doing their daily activities from the comfort of their home, without ever having the need to leave the house anymore. It's just a matter of time considering how quickly services that are available for order online are springing up to meet the needs and wants of the public who want things more conveniently and quickly! 
REISEN1955
100%
0%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2019 | 2:03:00 PM
Apples and Oranges really
Border security is entirely different from computer security although some similiar points exist.  The big one is that border breaks tend to happen near the border itself - we have a wide fence zone area and border towns along the border and once inland ..... threat spreads out, weakening as the feet take the intruders into towns and such as they spread around.  Now compuer security can be anywhere, all the time, no matter what.  Very broad stroke coverage.  Equidistant from North Korea to Totowa, NJ is the same as if you were just over the border at S. Korea.  No distance issue at all.  Second, border security has a limited number of physical entry points.  Computers?  OMG the list is endless and grows every day.  Physical border is a political discussion.  Computers have no right or left attached.  The system on Trump's desk (ever notice he does not have one nor does any Oval office occupan) may nor may not be the same as Pelosi's or Schumer's system.  Hell - Congress and damn near every system in the government.  State house.  Local govt.  Indiv homeowner.  THAT list is endless and non-political.,  So this is a weird comparison. 

That said, both are important for different reasons as above.  Border security people cannot steal your passwords at night--- computer theft can and does do that.   My home is generally invulnerable to immigrants unless one shows up on the doorstep.   Unlikely.    Computer security FAR less so.  I have thousands out there finding my stuff and they probably HAVE found some of it already. 
Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Vulns in Remote Desktop Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  8/13/2019
The Mainframe Is Seeing a Resurgence. Is Security Keeping Pace?
Ray Overby, Co-Founder & President at Key Resources, Inc.,  8/15/2019
GitHub Named in Capital One Breach Lawsuit
Dark Reading Staff 8/14/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-15151
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
AdPlug 2.3.1 has a double free in the Cu6mPlayer class in u6m.h.
CVE-2019-15149
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
core.py in Mitogen before 0.2.8 has a typo that drops the unidirectional-routing protection mechanism in the case of a child that is initiated by another child. The Ansible extension is unaffected.
CVE-2019-15145
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
DjVuLibre 3.5.27 allows attackers to cause a denial-of-service attack (application crash via an out-of-bounds read) by crafting a corrupted JB2 image file that is mishandled in JB2Dict::JB2Codec::get_direct_context in libdjvu/JB2Image.h because of a missing zero-bytes check in libdjvu/GBitmap.h.
CVE-2019-15146
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
GoPro GPMF-parser 1.2.2 has a heap-based buffer over-read (4 bytes) in GPMF_Next in GPMF_parser.c.
CVE-2019-15147
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
GoPro GPMF-parser 1.2.2 has an out-of-bounds read and SEGV in GPMF_Next in GPMF_parser.c.