The Difficulty of Routing around Internet Surveillance States

Interesting research: "Characterizing and Avoiding Routing Detours Through Surveillance States," by Anne Edmundson, Roya Ensafi, Nick Feamster, and Jennifer Rexford. Abstract: An increasing number of countries are passing laws that facilitate the mass surveillance of Internet traffic. In response, governments and citizens are increasingly paying attention to the countries that their Internet traffic traverses. In some cases, countries are taking…

Israeli Advertising Firm TargetingEdge Spreads Pirrit Adware

Pirrit Adware

Malware is being distributed in a wide variety of ways these days. Security researchers have managed to track down the distribution of Pirrit aware to an online marketing company based in Israel. As it turns out, a new version of the adware is in circulation right now. Albeit this adware is targeting Mac OS X […]

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The European Commission’s divide over cryptocurrency regulation grows wider

The European Union (EU) is currently in a battle over how to treat bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Opposing camps from within the European Commission (EC) both released separate reports dealing with new regulations over cryptocurrencies on Tuesday.

US, UK or Asia – Where are all the blockchain startups?

After the launch of the blockchain angels startup tracker and the explosive growth of the tracker from 760 at launch, we now have 967 startups listed in the ecosystem tracker. In 6 weeks, over 200 new startups have been added. We hope to reach the mile…

Good Article on Airport Security

The New York Times wrote a good piece comparing airport security around the world, and pointing out that moving the security perimeter doesn’t make any difference if the attack can occur just outside the perimeter. Mark Stewart has the good quote: "Perhaps the most cost-effective measure is policing and intelligence — to stop them before they reach the target," Mr….

Good Article on Airport Security

The New York Times wrote a good piece comparing airport security around the world, and pointing out that moving the security perimeter doesn’t make any difference if the attack can occur just outside the perimeter. Mark Stewart has the good quote: "Perhaps the most cost-effective measure is policing and intelligence — to stop them before they reach the target," Mr….

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