When we mere imperfect mortals deem to pit even our most righteous beliefs against the timorous gods of old, it is simultaneously an act of faith and the voluntary assumption of enormous risk, for the gods of obsolescence still possess mighty powers indeed.
In the end, the old gods of information scarcity and control will indeed die, and more open models will win the future.
-- Lauren Weinstein
This vulnerability was different in that it was an 0day (and has been
for some time) inside all the major malware dropper kits. And yet, no
massive screaming has really been reported. People aren't really
[panicking]. Just the same advice - boring even to people in the security
industry. You have to wonder - is the level of public infection so high
that something this pervasive doesn't move the needle?
-- Dave Aitel
That is to say, The Dictator's Practical Internet Guide to Power Retention's main value is not for dictatorships at all; it is written for us, citizens of the free world, as a wake up call against the various stakeholder that wish to subdue the Internet away from us. Be it ACTA, TPP, SOPA, National Security Inquiry, Patriot Act or just your average copyright industry demand, our Internet is always in danger – and thus our freedom is as well.
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The larger story here is that as more of our communications move to mobile
devices and to the cloud, we will encounter surprising exceptions to our
expectations for secure communications. Browsers like Nokia Xpress and
Opera Mini are essentially moving our web browsing to the cloud—pushing the
security functions that we traditionally thought existed in a safe zone
within our device to far-away servers. At the same time, our devices can
betray us by aiding and abetting this security offloading.
on mobile browsers decrypting SSL
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