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EU Member States Release Report on Coordinated Risk Assessment on Cybersecurity in 5G Networks
"European Union Member States published a report on the 'EU coordinated risk assessment on cybersecurity in Fifth Generation (5G) networks'. The report is based on the results of the national cybersecurity risk assessments by all EU Member States. It identifies the main threats and threats actors, the most sensitive assets, the main vulnerabilities, and several strategic risks. From the release . . . "
CircleID  5G  cybersecurity  EU 
4 days ago by pierredv
Cyber Risk Now on Top of Corporate Risk Agendas, Cyber Insurance Expanding - CircleID Sep 2019
Results from the 2019 Marsh-Microsoft Global Cyber Risk Perception survey indicates several encouraging signs of improvement in the way organizations view and manage cyber risk. The study which surveyed of over 1,500 business leaders around the world reports that cyber risk is now clearly and firmly at the top of corporate risk agendas with a "positive shift towards the adoption of more rigorous, comprehensive cyber risk management in many areas." The survey has also revealed cyber insurance coverage is expanding to meet evolving threats. Some highlights:
CircleID  risk-assessment  risk-management  cybersecurity 
25 days ago by pierredv
5G Real Security Threats Lost in Trump's Twitter Diplomacy - CircleID Sep 2019
"A new report on 5G and geopolitics by Oxford Information Labs details the complex landscape of 5G security. Importantly, it draws out how a variety of proven technical concerns around the quality of Huawei security practices and equipment are drowned out by the US' Twitter diplomacy."

"Critical international dialogue on genuine cybersecurity concerns relating to 5G and Huawei are being lost in the noise of the US-China trade war. This includes issues like network resiliency, attack surfaces, remote access, and the move to software-defined networks"

"... the evolution from 4G to 5G will be more complex than previous evolutions in mobile technology. For instance, rather than cookie-cutter networks, 5G implementations will be highly specialised and vulnerable to software exploits."
CircleID  Huawei  5G  security  cyber-spectrum  cybersecurity 
6 weeks ago by pierredv
Mozilla Named "Internet Villain" for Supporting DNS-Over-HTTPS by a UK ISP Association
Mozilla was nominated as one of the three ISPAUK's 2019 Internet Villains for their proposed approach "to introduce DNS-over-HTTPS in such a way as to bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining internet safety standards in the UK."
CircleID  surveillance  internet  DNS  UK 
july 2019 by pierredv
United States Steps Up Digital Incursions Into Russia's Electric Power Grid, According to NYT, CircleID Jun 18
The United States has shifted its Russia strategy more towards offense and inserted potentially crippling malware inside Russia's electric power grid at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before, according to a New York Times's story that broke over the weekend.
CircleID  cybersecurity  cyberwar 
june 2019 by pierredv
US Huawei Ban Threatens Internet Access in Rural Areas, Some Providers May Fold - CircleID, May 2019
"The upcoming ban on U.S. telecommunications networks acquiring or using equipment from Chinese suppliers under a cloud of uncertainty, with some fearing bankruptcy. Rural broadband carriers could be forced to rip out and replace entire networks because they wouldn't be able to import spare parts or software updates to maintain infrastructure, Roger Entner, a telecom analyst at Recon Analytics told LA Times."
Huawei  CircleID  rural  broadband 
may 2019 by pierredv
Might Satellite Constellations Learn to Avoid Debris? Larry Press, May 2019
The ESA estimates that there have been over 500 break-ups, explosions, collisions, or anomalous events resulting in fragmentation and they estimate that there are 34,000 debris objects >10 cm, 900,000 from 1 to 10 cm and 128 million from 1 mm to 1 cm. NASA says there are there are more than 20,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball, 500,000 the size of a marble or larger many millions so small they can't be tracked. (watch: NASA's Animation Shows Massive Space Junk Around Earth)
CircleID  orbital-debris  space-junk  space-debris  SpaceX 
may 2019 by pierredv
Israel’s Airstrike on Hamas Hackers: First Real-Time Physical Retaliation Against Cyberattack - CircleID May 2019
"Amid escalating violence between Israel and Gaza this weekend, the Israeli Defense Force claimed it bombed and partially destroyed the base of an active Hamas hacking group in Gaza"

"Although physical retaliations have occurred against cyberattacks in the past including in Estonia, Georgia and US 2015 airstrike to assassinate Islamic state hacker Junaid Hussain, these were all planned events plotted out over several months, notes Newman. Israel's weekend attack was a real-time response to the alleged base of an active Hamas hacking group. "
Israel  CircleID  hacking  retaliation  cybersecurity  cyberwar 
may 2019 by pierredv
Close to Half of America Not Using the Internet at Broadband Speeds, Says Microsoft - CircleID Apr 2019
"The US government’s most recent broadband statistics from the FCC claims 25 million Americans to be lacking access to a broadband connection. However, Microsft did not agree and after conducting its own analysis found the number much higher at 162.8 million. "
broadband  mapping  Internet  CircleID  Microsoft 
april 2019 by pierredv
Five Inconvenient Facts about the Migration to 5G Wireless - CircleID Mar 2019
"How do these prescriptions promote competition and help consumers? Plain and simple, they do not, but that does not stop well-funded campaigns from convincing us that less competition is better. Set out below, I offer five obvious but obscured truths. "
Rob-Frieden  5G  hype  CircleID 
march 2019 by pierredv
Researchers Demonstrate Serious Privacy Attacks on 4G and 5G Protocols
A group of academic researchers have revealed a design weakness in the 4G/5G protocol which can be exploited by an attacker to identify the victim's presence in a particular cell area just from the victim's soft-identity such as phone number and Twitter handle. "Any person with a little knowledge of cellular paging protocols can carry out this attack," said Syed Rafiul Hussain, one of the co-authors of the paper, told TechCrunch.

The abstract below from the paper released today called "Privacy Attacks to the 4G and 5G Cellular Paging Protocols Using Side Channel Information" specifies the dangers of the discovered vulnerability.
cyber-spectrum  spectrum-vulnerability  4G  5G  CircleID 
february 2019 by pierredv
Cryptominers Infected 10x More Organizations Than Ransomware in 2018 - CircleID, Feb 2019
A new security report reveals cryptominers infected ten times more organizations than ransomware in 2018, but only one in five IT security professionals were aware their company's networks had been infected by mining malware.
cybersecurity  CircleID  cryptomining 
february 2019 by pierredv
Are We Ready to Defend Our Freedom? Book Review: "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism"
This is a total cop-out: "This predatory use of personal data is not an inevitable result of digital technology. The technology is neither good nor bad. Its ethical performance comes from how we humans decide to use it."

It's a "guns don't kill people, people kill people" argument. Use is part of technology, and design is made with a use in mind. The ethical performance isn't just after the fact ("how we humans decide to use it") but baked in at the beginning

Cf. technology with spectrum, defined as the conjunction of radio signals with the rights & means to use them.
CircleID  books  reviews  Klaus-Stoll  capitalism  DNS  technology 
january 2019 by pierredv
5G Security Transparency - Anthony Rutkowski, Dec 2018
"Fortunately, open global industry collaboration is more active today than at any point in history — especially now for 5G security. It is that collaboration that also provides significant 5G security transparency today. That transparency is more essential than ever. "
CircleID  5G  security  cybersecurity 
december 2018 by pierredv
Why Foldering Adds Very Little Security - Steven Bellovin, Aug 2018
Today, an attacker with access to log files, either via subpoena or by hacking a mail server, can see the communication metadata whether Alice and Bob are using foldering or simply sending email. An eavesdropper can't see the communications in either case. This is in contrast to 2010, when an eavesdropper could learn a lot from email but couldn't from a foldering channel.
CircleID  Steven-Bellovin  email  cybersecurity 
august 2018 by pierredv
Blockchain's Two-Flavored Appeal - John Levine, May 2018
Bitcoin and blockchains lash together an unusual distributed database with a libertarian economic model. People who understand databases realize that blockchains only work as long as there are incentives to keep a sufficient number of non-colluding miners active, preventing collusion is probably impossible, and that scaling blockchains up to handle an interesting transaction rate is very hard, but that no-government money is really interesting.

People who understand economics and particularly economic history understand why central banks manage their currencies, thin markets like the ones for cryptocurrencies are easy to corrupt, and a payment system needs a way to undo bogus payments, but that free permanent database ledger is really interesting.
CircleID  blockchain  bitcoin  critique 
may 2018 by pierredv
The Rise of a Secondary Market for Domain Names (Part 3/4): Domain Names as Virtual Real Estate
Domain names were described by Steve Forbes in a 2007 press release as virtual real estate. It is, he said, analogous to the market in real property: "Internet traffic and domains are the prime real estate of the 21st century." [1]

Mr. Forbes was not the first to recognize this phenomenon. In a case decided in 1999 (the same year ICANN implemented the UDRP), a federal district court presciently observed that "[s]ome domain names ... are valuable assets as domain names irrespective of any goodwill which might be attached to them." The court continued: "Indeed, there is a lucrative market for certain generic or clever domain names that do not violate a trademark or other right or interest, but are otherwise extremely valuable to Internet entrepreneurs." [2]
metaphor  internet  CircleID 
february 2018 by pierredv
What is the Future for Mobile Network Operators? CircleID - Paul Budde, Jan 2018
"We have seen the fixed telecom operators slowly being pushed back into the infrastructure utility market.

"Mobile networks are moving in that same direction — that is, the largest part of their network will be a utility, with currently two, three or four mobile infrastructure providers per country and little economic sense for overbuilding the basic infrastructure, the industry is facing serious problems."

"So a convergence is taking place. Increasingly the backbone networks for the mobile operators will mimic the fixed ones, and there will be little room for duplication of these networks. So wireless will increasingly be a retail element rather than a basic network.

"These changes are already reflected in the evaluation of some of the mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile tower operators. Those of the MNOs are going down while those of the tower operators are going up. This is a clear indication of where the financial market sees the market moving to."

" A holistic approach will be needed instead of one that is aimed at protecting a sharp divide between mobile and fixed networks."
CircleID  opinion  mobile  cellular  commerce  broadband 
january 2018 by pierredv
Telesat, a Fourth Satellite Internet Competitor - CircleID, Nov 2017
"Telesat will begin with only 117 satellites while SpaceX and the others plan to launch thousands — how can they hope to compete? The answer lies in their patent-pending deployment plan."

"This hybrid polar-inclined constellation will result in global coverage with a minimum elevation angle of approximately 20 degrees using their ground stations in Svalbard Norway and Inuvic Canada. Their analysis shows that 168 polar-orbit satellites would be required to match the global coverage of their 117-satellite hybrid constellation and according to Erwin Hudson, Vice President of Telesat LEO, their investment per Gbps of sellable capacity will be as low, or lower than, any existing or announced satellite system. They also say their hybrid architecture will simplify spectrum-sharing."

" They will launch their phase 2 satellites beginning in 2020 and commence commercial service in 2021"
CircleID  Telesat  satellite 
january 2018 by pierredv

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