From the perspective of a Security Researcher and Kapersky customer, here is what you need to know about the “controversy” currently surrounding this company and what it means for your cyber security.
The same day that Facebook was testifying in front of US Congress for their role in spreading Russian propaganda ahead of the 2016 Presidential election, Russia’s Parliament was actively debating a countrywide ban on Facebook heading into the 2018 Russian elections
It is a completely useless nerd skill, but after reading this article you should know what to do with binary code next time you see it. 😎
The Government of China has just passed new measures aimed at cracking down on extremism and belligerence online. Under the new laws, due to take effect on October 1st, posting Anonymously, criticizing the Government and constitution, slander, creating rumors or arguing on social media will now all be “forbidden.” I know, good luck with that – right?
The US Government appears to going out of its way to lobby American companies to stop using Kapersky Lab products to secure their businesses in the future. Is there really an imminent threat associated with their products, or is the US Government’s actions merely more politically motivated – de facto – sanction against Russian businesses?
While political Oligarchs and spoiled/clueless members of Western society take the freedom of expression and the ability to peaceably assemble for granted, people all over the world are killed for these same ideals every single day. Who needs encryption rights? All the people and freedom fighters around the world that live in fear of their Governments.
Another day and more internet freedoms have been stripped away from the people of China. This past weekend, Apple made international headlines after the company pulled all its VPN services from their App store in China.
Yesterday, Russia became the first country in the world to completely ban access to VPN service providers, Proxies and the Tor network. Other countries have only partially or temporarily banned these types of service in the past, but before Russia, no one has ever completely banned every single one of them outright at the same time.
Say it aint so! In a press release this past Monday, Microsoft announced it has added the Paint program to its “deprecated” list, meaning that the company plans on cancelling the program in future updates. Considering that Paint has been a staple on Microsoft systems dating back to 1985, it marks an end of an Era – R.I.P.
In Urumqi, China, an area of the country with a sizeable Muslim population, authorities have set up various check points around the city to ensure that residents have downloaded a Government sponsored application on their phones, or install it for them if they have not. Police warn that anyone whom refuses to comply and install the SpyWare on their phones will be imprisoned for up to 10 days.
A recent study has found a link between swearing and higher intelligence, but can we make a similar connection between intelligence and browsing habits? In this Op-Ed, I will attempt to explain why swearing does not make you any smarter or intelligent, but learning about issues and events that are hard to talk about does build character, strengthens your convictions and builds intellectual awareness.
Members of the European Parliament proposed new measures last week, which would legalize end-to-end encryption on all communications and technological devices by mid-2018. What are the pro’s and cons of end-to-end encryption and why have Governments all over the world continued to ban it over the years?