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Yes… TrueCrypt is still safe to use.

So opens the short editorial I wrote this morning and placed at the top of GRC’s new TrueCrypt Final Version Repository page. The impetus for the editorial was the continual influx of questions from people asking whether TrueCrypt was still … Continue reading

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An Imagined Letter from the TrueCrypt Developer(s)

As I wrote yesterday, we know virtually nothing about the developer(s) behind TrueCrypt. So any speculation we entertain about their feelings, motives, or thought processes can only be a reflection of our own. With that acknowledgement, I’ll share the letter … Continue reading

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Whither TrueCrypt?

My guess is that the TrueCrypt self-takedown is going to turn out to be legitimate. We know NOTHING about the developers behind TrueCrypt. Research Professor Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins Cryptographer who recently helped to launch the TrueCrypt Audit, is currently … Continue reading

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A quick mitigation for Internet Explorer’s new 0-day vulnerability

The Internet industry press has been milking the news of the end of Windows XP support for much more than it’s worth. Now, over the weekend, we get news of another, in a continuing series of, (0-day) flaws in Internet … Continue reading

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The Lesson of Lavabit

An implication of undeliverable security painted a bullseye…Post’s Permalink On Thursday, August 8th, Ladar Levison, the owner and operator of the semi-secure Lavabit.com eMail system, shut down his nearly ten year old service rather than be forced to continue to … Continue reading

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IronMan 3 was “Unbelievable”… but not in a good way.

My two-cent take on IronMan 3: This was a Disney/Marvel collaboration. Perhaps one problem was that it was too much Disney and insufficient Marvel. The thing I was conscious of at many points throughout the movie, was that in ridiculously … Continue reading

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Reverse Engineering RSA’s “Statement”

Responsible Disclosure?  Ummm, not so much…Sharable Shortlink On March 17th, 2011, Art Coviello, RSA Security‘s Executive Chairman, posted a disturbingly murky statement on their website disclosing their discovery of an “APT” (Advanced Persistent Threat). In other words, they discovered that … Continue reading

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Why Firesheep’s Time Has Come

This is what it takes to effect change…Sharable Shortlink At Noon on Sunday, October 24th, 2010, during the final day of the 12th annual Toorcon Security Conference held in San Diego, two Seattle, Washington-based hackers, Eric Butler and Ian Gallagher, … Continue reading

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Instant Hotspot Protection from “FireSheep”

What any open hotspot can do to protect its users…Sharable Shortlink Amid all the fury over the release of Firesheep, no one else seems to have noticed, or at least mentioned, that the only thing any WiFi hotspot needs to … Continue reading

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iPhone 4 External Antenna Problem

What the evidence indicates is going on…Sharable Shortlink On Friday, June 25th, I tweeted a link to a YouTube video created and posted by one of my Twitter followers — @antio — whom I have every reason to believe is … Continue reading

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