Do the Police Need a Search Warrant to Access Cell Phone Location Data?

The US Supreme Court is deciding a case that will establish whether the police need a warrant to access cell phone location data. This week I signed on to an amicus brief from a wide array of security technologists outlining the technical arguments as why the answer should be yes. Susan Landau summarized our arguments.

A bunch of tech companies also submitted a brief.

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Book Review: Understanding the Digital World: What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security

Anyone who has taken a computer science or programming class will likely know of Brian Kernighan. He had significant contributions to the development of Unix, and also wrote the AWK and AMPL programming languages. For the last 20 years, he’s been a professor of computer at Princeton University. He is the author of many technical books. When I got his latest book Understanding the Digital World: What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security (Princeton University Press 978-0691176543), I did a double-take at first, as this is more of an introductory text. …

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EAS-SEC. Oracle PeopleSoft Security Configuration. Part 6: Insecure settings

A typical PeopleSoft system is quite large and complex, so there are a lot of settings, which affect its security. Some of them we have already described. This part of the guideline is focused on specific insecure configurations, which can’t be tied to any other group. There are 4 important areas that should be covered; […]

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Could Your Local Car Dealer, Bank or Doctor’s Office be Next?

What do local car dealers, hospitals and banks all have in common? At first glance, not much. However, all of them have become recent hacker targets. Why now when other, much larger corporate entities have traditionally been targets? One word – resources. Their resources, both network and personnel, are stretched thin. With the increased complexity and […]

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