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New Revelations from the Snowden Documents

Schneier on Security

Jake Appelbaum’s PhD thesis contains several new revelations from the classified NSA documents provided to journalists by Edward Snowden. At this point, those documents are more historical than anything else. Nothing major, but a few more tidbits. Kind of amazing that that all happened ten years ago.

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Russian Cyberwarfare Documents Leaked

Schneier on Security

Now this is interesting: Thousands of pages of secret documents reveal how Vulkan’s engineers have worked for Russian military and intelligence agencies to support hacking operations, train operatives before attacks on national infrastructure, spread disinformation and control sections of the internet. Lots more at the link.

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Redacting Documents with a Black Sharpie Doesn’t Work

Schneier on Security

Microsoft hearing , Sony supplied a document from PlayStation chief Jim Ryan that includes redacted details on the margins Sony shares with publishers, its Call of Duty revenues, and even the cost of developing some of its games. We have learned this lesson again : As part of the FTC v.

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OpenAI Is Not Training on Your Dropbox Documents—Today

Schneier on Security

There’s a rumor flying around the Internet that OpenAI is training foundation models on your Dropbox documents. Dropbox isn’t sharing all of your documents with OpenAI. Here’s CNBC. Here’s Boing Boing. Some articles are more nuanced , but there’s still a lot of confusion. It seems not to be true.

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Documented Death from a Ransomware Attack

Schneier on Security

I think this is the first documented case of a cyberattack causing a fatality. UK hospitals had to redirect patients during the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack , but there were no documented fatalities from that event. The police are treating this as a homicide.

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Documents about the NSA’s Banning of Furby Toys in the 1990s

Schneier on Security

Via a FOIA request, we have documents from the NSA about their banning of Furby toys.

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Different Methods to Secure Your Microsoft Word Documents

Tech Republic Security

Microsoft offers different Word document security solutions. Dive into the methods to learn how you can secure your files and ensure document protection. The post Different Methods to Secure Your Microsoft Word Documents appeared first on TechRepublic.

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