Passwords have become a necessary evil and many users complain about the burden of coming up with complex passwords, and the even bigger challenge of remembering those passwords.
EMC’s CEO has not met with activist investor Elliott Management yet, but when he does, he’ll likely argue that breaking up (the federation) is hard, and the wrong thing to do.
A half dozen security experts pull out of annual RSA gabfest slated to take place in San Francisco next month. Would-be speakers are protesting RSA’s reported cooperation with NSA.
A noted researcher says he will boycott computer security firm RSA’s conference, accusing the firm of accepting $10 million to build a backdoor into its security tools.
Following allegations that RSA took $10 million from the NSA to use as default a tool we now know to have been subverted, the security outfit has denied knowing that it was signing up to betray its customers.
Strong encryption may still work, despite the best efforts of the NSA, but a new research paper suggests that clever audio analysis can recover users’ private encryption keys. The exploit takes advantage of the fact that processors make noises that can sometimes betray what they’re doing — noises that even a mobile device’s microphone can pick up. Actually doing this would require a very, very specific set of circumstances, but the heavily paranoid might want to make sure they’re using the latest GnuPG RSA encryption software, namely version 2.x.
In what seems to be the next move in a marathon game of musical chairs, EMC’s Chuck Hollis has moved over to the virtualization giant.
Aveksa’s identity tracking smarts and workflow will turn the keys of ID management over to line-of-business owners, instead of IT, says RSA’s Nirav Mehta.
When it comes to valuable intellectual property, it’s a question of when, not if, it gets compromised, says security guru Dan Geer. Case in point: U.S. weapons designs.
The Gray Lady said Chinese hackers broke into its systems repeatedly over the last 4 months as the company published an expose on Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.