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Yoshitomo Imura, an employee at the Shonan Institute of Technology in Japan, was…
Daniel Bernstein, the defendant in the landmark lawsuit that legalized cryptography (over howls of protest from the NSA) engages in a thought-experiment about how the NSA might be secretly undermining crypto through sabotage projects like BULLRUN/EDGEHILL.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has updated its indispensable “Know Your Rights” guide for dealing with police search requests for your phone, computer, and other devices.
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I was at the Urbana Heartland Maker Fest all day Saturday representing the CUCFablab. It was great but tiring day.
The older machines — about half of them running Windows XP, which no longer receives security updates — are very vulnerable to “jackpotting” attacks where criminals trick the machines into paying out money without correctly debiting any account, to the tune of millions.
Here is an interesting conundrum for Google: it has created an algorithm that’s significantly better at reading street numbers in Street View images, which helps it give you more accurate directions. At the same time, though, it turns out that this algorithm is so good, it can decipher 99 percent of CAPTCHAs (those squiggly text puzzles you often have to solve to prove you are human).