Worth Reading: Key logger audio driver

23 May 2017

The audio driver installed on some HP laptops includes a feature that could best be described as a keylogger, which records all the user’s keystrokes and saves the information to a local file, accessible to anyone or any third-party software or malware that knows where to look. Swiss cyber-security firm modzero discovered the keylogger on…

Worth Reading: Mapping with wifi

23 May 2017

We think of Wi-Fi as primarily bathing our homes and offices in a comfy, invisible blanket of data and internet access, but just as a blanket can take on the shapes of the bodies it covers, the microwave radiation sent out from a hotspot can be used to generate a three-dimensional image of the surrounding…

Worth Reading: Security debt

22 May 2017

Just like organizations can build up technical debt, so too can they also build up something called “security debt,” if they don’t plan accordingly… In the past, security used to be ignored by pretty much everyone, except banks. But security is more critical than it has ever been because there are so many access points.…

Worth Reading: Hype to reality

22 May 2017

Looking back, even long term industry veterans can’t remember so many ‘earth shattering’, ‘ground breaking’ and ‘industry changing’ solutions hitting the market, in such a short timeframe. SDN will revolutionize the way we manage networks, shortly after (or before) NFV will change the way we build them. And all of this will make 5G the…

Worth Reading: The introspective Ouroborus

19 May 2017

Introspection can be lethal for a writer. Then again, so can water if you drink too much. If you can moderate your intake, it sustains you. —Arc

Worth Reading: Humans training their AI replacements

19 May 2017

Some humans are already training the artificial intelligence systems that will take over their jobs, and reporters are wondering if their experiences offer the first glimpses of an exotic new future of diminished human utility that’s awaiting us all. —The New Stack

Worth Reading: Bartering for privacy

18 May 2017

If data is the new currency then why isn’t exchanging data for use of a service a barter transaction? If a doctor exchanges medical services for chickens, for example, that is a taxable event at fair market value. It’s a barter arrangement. A free service that sells user data is similarly bartering the service for…

Worth Reading: We are not done with state sponsored hacking

18 May 2017

It seems every election is likely to be disrupted by some form of hacking and the subsequent spread of fake news and stolen documents. Unfortunately, the problem won’t go away. —Monday Note

Worth Reading: Openstack and complexity

17 May 2017

It was only one T-shirt amongst the crowd of attendees at Monday’s opening day of OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston, but it spoke on behalf of a good many others: “Make OpenStack Great Again.” —The New Stack

Worth Reading: RDNSS enabled in Windows 10

17 May 2017

It is a pleasant surprise for many (us included) that Microsoft implemented support for the RDNSS (RFC 8106) option in Router Advertisements beginning with the Windows 10 Creators Update. Interestingly, I wasn’t able to find any official documents from Microsoft stating this. —Insinuator