The Electronic Frontier Foundations' Secure Messaging Scorecard is our Must Read. In a nutshell, the EFF has graded the anti-surveillance efficacy of an impressive number of providers and software packages. Enjoy!
In a well wrought thought piece crafted by Ellen Branagh, and published by Cable.UK (A UK based cable television and broadband inter-networking industry site), in which, the good Ms. Branagh converses with Olaf Kolkman, ISOCs' CITO, regarding the true nature and benefits brought to the networking table by our favorite integrity-guarantor of DNS queries, non-other than DNSSEC.
Clerkendweller (aka Colin Watson) discusses an interesting ACM paper entitled 'Clubbing Seals: Exploring the Ecosystem of Third-party Security Seals', presented last month at the ACM CCS 2014. The paper's authors, Frank Piessens, Tom Van Goethem, Nick Nikiforakis and Wouter Joosen present a fascinating take on the current crop of security seals, badges and what-not, attesting the security posture of whatever site the badges appear on.
Once again, Kim Zetters' superlative prose details the astounding story of Stuxnet; this time, in a new book titled 'Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon' [published by Crown Publishing Group a division of Random House]. Apparently, like many other 'infections' the vector [in this case] is the order-of-the-day... This month's MustRead.
Pew Research Center has published a new privacy related report titled 'Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era'; in which, the Center details the current perception of Americans when cogitating on the Demise of Privacy.