In a court filing, Edward Snowden says a report critical to an NSA lawsuit is authentic

In a court filing, Edward Snowden says a report critical to an NSA lawsuit is authentic

Snowden’s signed declaration, filed on October 31, confirms that one of the documents he leaked, which the EFF relied heavily on for its case, is an authentic draft document written by the then-NSA inspector general in 2009, which exposed concerns about the legality of the Bush’s warrantless surveillance program — Stellar Wind — particularly the collection of bulk email records on Americans.

Wi-Fi Gets More Secure: Everything You Need to Know About WPA3

Wi-Fi Gets More Secure: Everything You Need to Know About WPA3

The Enhanced Open and Easy Connect protocols are not dependent on WPA3, but they do improve security for specific types of networks and certain situations.

Schneier on Security

In our empirical study, the number of candidate unlock patterns that an attacker must try to authenticate herself to a Samsung S4 Android phone can be reduced by up to 70% using this novel acoustic side-channel.

Phone Numbers Were Never Meant as ID. Now We’re All At Risk

Phone Numbers Were Never Meant as ID. Now We’re All At Risk

Thomas Hardjono, a secure identities researcher at MIT's Trust and Data Consortium, points to credit card numbers, identifiers authenticated with a chip plus a PIN or a signature. You can get a new credit card as needed; changing your phone number can be incredibly inconvenient.

How to improve your security with better passwords

How to improve your security with better passwords

In addition humans are notoriously bad at remembering random strings of letters and numbers, so we either write it down (which is a very bad idea for a password) or we make it easy to remember. A more secure password would be at least 20 characters long (95^20) and would equate to 10.24 decillion possible different passwords.