Posts Categorized: English-Italian Translations

  • Bruce Schneier, English-Italian Translations

    I’m Selling My Laptop

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    I’m selling my laptop on eBay. It’s basically new, although the box has been opened. I wanted to downgrade the OS, but learned that one of the key drivers — it controls the camera and the hibernate function — was only available for Vista. So it’s up for sale, at a good price. ETA: It’s… Read more »

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    Obama’s Cybersecurity Speech

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    I am optimistic about President Obama’s new cybersecurity policy and the appointment of a new “cybersecurity coordinator,” though much depends on the details. What we do know is that the threats are real, from identity theft to Chinese hacking to cyberwar. His principles were all welcome — securing government networks, coordinating responses, working to secure… Read more »

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    Steganography Using TCP Retransmission

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    Research: Hiding Information in Retransmissions Wojciech Mazurczyk, Milosz Smolarczyk, Krzysztof Szczypiorski The paper presents a new steganographic method called RSTEG (Retransmission Steganography), which is intended for a broad class of protocols that utilises retransmission mechanisms. The main innovation of RSTEG is to not acknowledge a successfully received packet in order to intentionally invoke retransmission. The… Read more »

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    Fear of blackmail after RAF loses sensitive personal data

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    Highly personal information about senior officers of the Royal Air Force (RAF) – including details of extra-marital affairs, debt, drug abuse, and the use of prostitutes – is alleged to be amongst the data lost from a base in Innsworth, Gloucestershire. When I originally reported on the stolen USB drives last September, it was suggested… Read more »

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    How to control a Blackberry Enterprise Server with just a PDF

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    Sorry, I’m not actually going to tell you how to do that. But Research In Motion (RIM), the company who make the BlackBerry smartphones beloved by corporate workers worldwide, has warned of a vulnerability in the way its devices handles PDF files which could allow hackers to remotely execute code. According to a security advisory… Read more »

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    No Warrant Required for GPS Tracking

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    At least, according to a Wisconsin appeals court ruling: As the law currently stands, the court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights — even if the drivers aren’t suspects. Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does not involve a search or… Read more »

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    Salma Hayek’s email account is hacked

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    According to reports, Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has fallen victim to hackers, who have broken into her email account and released images of her private communications. The actress, remembered equally well for her Oscar-nominated role in the biopic of Frida Kahlo as her erotic snake-dancing performance in “From Dusk Till Dawn”, had her MobileMe account… Read more »

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    How Not to Carry Around Secret Documents

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    Here’s a tip: when walking around in public with secret government documents, put them in an envelope. A huge MI5 and police counterterrorist operation against al-Qaeda suspects had to be brought forward at short notice last night after Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism chief accidentally revealed a briefing document. […] The operation was nearly blown when Assistant… Read more »

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    The Techniques for Distributing Child Porn

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    Fascinating history of an illegal industry: Today’s schemes are technologically very demanding and extremely complex. It starts with the renting of computer servers in several countries. First the Carders are active to obtain the credit cards and client identities wrongfully. These data are then passed to the falsifiers who manufacture wonderful official documents so that… Read more »

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    New eBay Fraud

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    Here’s a clever attack, exploiting relative delays in eBay, PayPal, and UPS shipping: The buyer reported the item as “destroyed” and demanded and got a refund from Paypal. When the buyer shipped it back to Chad and he opened it, he found there was nothing wrong with it — except that the scammer had removed… Read more »