Bruce Schneier

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Circuit boards at a manufacturer of electronics in Zelenogra, Russia.CreditCreditAnton Novoderezhkin\TASS, via Getty Images

It’s no secret that computers are insecure. Stories like the recent Facebook hack, the Equifax hack and the hacking of government agencies are remarkable for how unremarkable they really are. They might make headlines for a few days, but they’re just the newsworthy tip of a very large iceberg.

The risks are about to get worse, because computers are being embedded into physical devices and will affect lives, not just our data. Security is not a problem the market will solve. The government needs to step in and regulate this increasingly dangerous space.

The primary reason computers are insecure is that most buyers aren’t willing to pay — in money, features, or time to market — for security to be built into the products and services they want.…  Seguir leyendo »

In recent months, the issue of privacy has come to the forefront in a number of cases, including the latest revelation that the U.S. government has been secretly collecting Verizon customers’ phone records. Here’s a selection of CNN.com op-eds on related issues.

We’re losing control of our digital privacy

The erosion of privacy rights under the Fourth Amendment, written to protect us against unreasonable search and seizure, began in earnest under President George W. Bush. The Patriot Act, passed overwhelmingly but hastily after 9/11, allows the FBI to obtain telecommunication, financial, and credit records without a court order. Moreover, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act’s 2008 amendment act grants U.S.…  Seguir leyendo »

Voy a empezar con tres datos.

Uno: Algunos de los hackers militares de China que están implicados en varios ataques contra el gobierno y corporaciones estadounidenses fueron identificados porque accedieron a Facebook desde la misma infraestructura red que usaron para llevar a cabo sus ataques.

Dos: Hector Monsegur, uno de los líderes del movimiento hacker LulzSac, fue identificado y arrestado el año pasado por el FBI. Aunque tuvo buena seguridad computacional y usó un servicio anónimo de relevo para proteger su identidad, se descuidó.

Y tres: Paula Broadwell, quien tuvo un romance con el director de la CIA David Petraeus, tuvo las mismas precauciones para esconder su identidad.…  Seguir leyendo »