The recent Paris attacks by ISIS have become the perfect pretext for governments to resume their attack on encryption.
Not only do Vizio's Smart TVs track users' viewing habits by default (and that information is sold to third parties who can then use it to deliver targeted ads to other internet-connected devices that share an IP address or other identifier with the Smart TV), but they are also vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that can result in attackers harvesting data that is sent from the TV to the server that collects it, as well as to attacks that could lead to attackers taking over control of the smart device and/or the entire home network.
Have Carnegie Mellon University researchers been paid by the FBI to unmask a subset of Tor users so that the agents could discover who operated Silk Road 2.0 and other criminal suspects on the dark web? Tor Project Director Roger Dingledine believes so, and says that they were told by sources in the information security community that the FBI paid at least $1 million for the service.
Ivan Ristic is well-known in the information security world, and his name has become almost a synonym for SSL Labs, a project he started in early 2009.
The UK parliament's secure network has been breached and several computers on it have been compromised by hackers, The Times has reported.
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