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Posts Tagged ‘Protection’

Comparative analysis of leaked Sony and Gawker passwords

Comparative analysis of leaked Sony and Gawker passwords

While it's pretty awful that a million Sony users' passwords and 0.25 million Gawker passwords were published online, it has made for an interesting comparative analysis of the weaknesses in password protection, a subject near and dear to many security researchers' hearts. Troy Hunt has published one such analysis, and it's a fascinating [...]

Blu-ray falls: HDCP key crack confirmed

Blu-ray falls: HDCP key crack confirmed

Intel has confirmed that the rumored master key crack for HDCP (the high-definition video "copy protection" used in Blu-Ray, high def consoles, and many game consoles) is real. Blu-Ray and other systems that rely on HDCP are now terminally compromised. As a practical matter, the most likely scenario for a hacker would be to create a computer chip [...]

Mainstream press throws Wikileaks under a bus in journalist shield debate

Mainstream press throws Wikileaks under a bus in journalist shield debate

A new proposed federal journalist shield law is under debate in the USA, which sounds like a great idea, except that the traditional press have agreed to amendments that would exempt Wikileaks from any protection for its confidential sources, on the grounds that Wikileaks isn't journalism... ORLY? More generally, Lucy Dalglish, executive [...]

Tombstone stuffed with marijuana

Tombstone stuffed with marijuana

This tombstone was shipped from Jamaica to Cincinnati, where US Customs and Border Protection at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport discovered it was filled with 50 pounds of marijuana. Officers questioned last week why someone would ship a tombstone from Kingston, Jamaica, to London. An X-ray machine revealed packages [...]