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Submission + - Twitter Implements Forward Secrecy for Connections (techcrunch.com)

Fnord666 writes: Twitter has enabled Perfect Forward Secrecy across its mobile site, website and API feeds in order to protect against future cracking of the service’s encryption. The PFS method ensures that, if the encryption key Twitter uses is cracked in the future, all of the past data transported through the network does not become an open book right away.

“If an adversary is currently recording all Twitter users’ encrypted traffic, and they later crack or steal Twitter’s private keys, they should not be able to use those keys to decrypt the recorded traffic,” says Twitter’s Jacob Hoffman-Andrews. “As the Electronic Frontier Foundation points out, this type of protection is increasingly important on today’s Internet.”

Comment Sites to Blacklist (Score 4, Informative) 286

From the article:

So how can we prevent this from happening? I haven't read the T&Cs but one thing I am sure about is that I own my router and have absolute jurisdiction of any traffic that I allow to pass, so I have compiled an initial list of internet domains that you can block to stop spying and advertising on TVs that we, as customers have actually paid for.

  • ad.lgappstv.com
  • yumenetworks.com
  • smartclip.net
  • smartclip.com
  • llnwd.net
  • smartshare.lgtvsdp.com
  • ibis.lgappstv.com

Comment Re:A bunch of spineless wimps... (Score 1) 213

I am confused by how that statement can be true. If the majority of the owners disagree with his compensation, how can the majority of the owners not go fix the problem? Did they sign a terrible contract?

This is because the executive compensation package is typically determined by the board of directors, not the shareholders. Shareholders can express their opinion on the matter with a vote of "no confidence" like this and the board will give it the due consideration that it deserves. If you have the time check out what companies are run by the members of the board and see if they don't sit on each others boards. Fred won't mess with Larry's compensation because LArry is a member of the board at Fred's company. In the end the board members all get their backs scratched and the shareholders just get fscked.

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