Bruce Schneier

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A report by some of the best-known names in computer security  warns that CSS would introduce unacceptably serious security and privacy risks. Photograph: Getty

Apple’s announcement in August that the iPhones of people in the US would be scanned automatically for images of child sexual abuse provoked controver(...)

It wasn’t just Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp that were affected though. Oculus services were also disrupted, while those who use Facebook as a log in for third party services found their access interrupted.

Panic over: Facebook service has been restored and all is right with the world. Except it isn’t. If Monday’s outage, which lasted almost six hours, sh(...)

When Facebook bought the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014, it pledged not to share user data with its other companies.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Are you still using WhatsApp? You might have noticed a steady stream of friends and family ditching the Facebook-owned messenger in recent weeks. The(...)

The weaponisation of information: Wars once fought on land, at sea and in the air are now being fought online.

Welcome to the age of weaponised information. As if you didn’t have enough to worry about, your smartphone and other connected devices could threaten (...)

John Lithgow warming up  the  40,000 cyber security professionals at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

“Imagine a hacked planet. Imagine how the earth would be without security. The privacy we take for granted falls away. We can keep no secrets. No exch(...)

Early investigations suggest the Mirai malware code primarily used CCTV cameras and digital video recorders made by a Chinese company, Xiongmai, which has flooded the market with cheap, easily hacked IoT devices. Photograph: iStockphoto

“In a relatively short time we’ve taken a system built to resist destruction by nuclear weapons and made it vulnerable to toasters.” That was the pi(...)

Hackers used common devices like webcams and digital recorders to cut access to some of the world’s best-known websites on Friday. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s bes(...)

Microsoft general counsel and executive vice president Brad Smith. Photograph: by Stephen Brashear/Getty

Few people at Microsoft can have the detailed and nuanced understanding of the company’s friction points – exposed via its legal challenges and policy(...)

On the surface, the Apple-FBI case seemed uncomplicated. The FBI had obtained the iPhone 5c belonging to slain gunman Syed Farook. Farook and his wife(...)

Bruce Schneier: “I think we need to start disconnecting systems. If we can’t control it, we have to not build a world where everything is connected” Bruce Schneier: “I think we need to start disconnecting systems. If we can’t control it, we have to not build a world where everything is connected”

Either we start to disconnect our increasingly networked world or we risk daunting social, safety, security and privacy consequences, a leading comput(...)

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