A conventional hacker or criminal isn't interested in any particular
target. He wants a thousand credit card numbers for fraud, or to break into
an account and turn it into a zombie, or whatever. Security against this
sort of attacker is relative; as long as you're more secure than almost
everyone else, the attackers will go after other people, not you. An APT
[Advanced Persistent Threat] is different; it's an attacker who -- for whatever reason -- wants to attack you. Against this sort of attacker, the absolute level of your security is what's important. It doesn't matter how secure you are compared to your peers; all that matters is whether you're secure enough to keep him out.
APT attackers are more highly motivated. They're likely to be better skilled, better funded, and more patient. They're likely to try several different avenues of attack. And they're much more likely to succeed.
-- Bruce Schneier
The US will be able to block a site's web traffic, ad traffic and search
traffic using the same website censorship methods used by China, Iran and
on the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA)
A while back Homeland Security asked Mozilla to take-down an add-on without
a court order or a finding of liability
. Under a SOPA regime, it appears
the same incident would allow the putative plaintiffs to petition the
Attorney General to issue an injunction compelling take-down based only on
a specious claim of contributory infringement. Oddly SOPA makes one really
appreciate the DMCA.
, general counsel for Mozilla
We're introducing a method that lets you opt out of having your wireless
access point included in the Google Location Server. To opt out, visit your
access point's settings and change the wireless network name (or SSID) so
that it ends with "_nomap." For example, if your SSID is "Network," you'd
need to change it to "Network_nomap."
adds a privacy option that many access point owners may find challenging to
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