Smart cities, difficult choices: privacy and security on the grid

We take a look at Google’s Sidewalk Labs woes with a planned smart city build in Toronto, and explore some of the general concerns about making our living spaces 24/7 Internet wonderlands.

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Assessing the security of a portable router: a look inside its hardware

In this post, we acquire the necessary equipment to analyze the security of an inexpensive portable router, which we access through its diagnostic interface, and poke around inside.

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A week in security (January 15 – January 21)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 15 to January 21, featuring the culprit behind the false Hawaii missile alarm, New Year’s cybersecurity resolutions, Mega Millions scams, and more.

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Chameleon WiFi Virus Spreads Like a Cold

Chameleon WiFi virus silently infects access points.

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UPDATE: Apple in hot water after SSL/TLS validation fiasco

A security flaw affecting certain versions of iOS and OS X devices lets others eavesdrop on all your HTTPS encrypted traffic.

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Temporary Tech? Permanent Fail

If you’re given a piece of tech to use temporarily, it’s a good idea to follow some basic precautions – and remember to log out!

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