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  • NSA's metadata search engine used by US, foreign agencies

    26.08.2014

    The NSA has secretly built a “Google-like” search engine to be used by various US government agencies and intelligence agencies of the Five Eyes countries to sift through phone call, email, and Internet chat metadata, as well as cellphone locations collected and stored in a number of different databases.

  • What influences corporate security strategies?

    28.07.2014

    Sixty eight percent of businesses stated that the NSA breach by Edward Snowden and the number of PoS system breaches in the past year were the most impactful in terms of changing security strategies to protect against the latest threats.

  • Metadata-hiding Dark Mail protocol soon to be reality

    21.07.2014

    At the Hackers on Planet Earth X (HOPE X) conference held this weekend in New York, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called for hackers, coders and developers to "help build a better future by encoding our rights into the programs and protocols upon which we rely everyday." He was talking about encryption, but also about "padded protocols" that would prevent intelligence agencies from discovering who was talking to who by analyzing Internet traffic, and mixed routing.

  • NIST releases report on cryptography expertise

    15.07.2014

    NIST's primary external advisory board released a report calling for the agency to increase its staff of cryptography experts and implement more explicit processes for ensuring openness and transparency to strengthen its cryptography efforts.

  • Germany cancels Verizon's government contract due to spying fears

    27.06.2014

    Verizon will no longer provide internet services to a number of German government departments, as their contract has been cancelled as part of a restructuration of the federal government's interdepartmental communication network.




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Patching: The least understood line of defense

Posted on 29 August 2014.  |  How many end users, indeed how many IT pros, truly get patching? Sure, many of us see Windows install updates when we shut down our PC and think all is well. It’s not.


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