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Submission + - Hypervisor Wiretap Feature Can Leak Data From The Cloud (

Orome1 writes: Bitdefender has discovered that encrypted communications can be decrypted in real-time using a technique that has virtually zero footprint and is invisible to anyone except extremely careful security auditors. The technique, dubbed TeLeScope, has been developed for research purposes and proves that a third-party can eavesdrop on communications encrypted with the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol between an end-user and a virtualised instance of a server.

Submission + - Uber Hired Former CIA Officer in Probe of Lawsuit Opponent (

chasm22 writes: Todd Egeland had a long career with the CIA, serving in senior positions like chief strategy officer, chief of cyberthreat analysis and chief of counterintelligence assessments, according to his bio.

But Egeland, whose bio says he retired from the CIA in 2008, has been involved in an investigation for an unlikely paymaster — Uber, CNBC has learned.

Part of the problem is he apparently lied in order to gather information. The investigator allegedly falsely said he was compiling a profile of "up-and-coming labor lawyers in the United States."

Submission + - Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different response in Japan this week, when police arrested an artist for distributing data that enables recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina.

The artist, who works under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko – which roughly translates as “good-for-nothing girl” – was arrested after emailing the data to 30 people who had answered a crowd-funding request for her recent artistic venture: a kayak inspired on her own genitalia she calls “pussy boat”, according to Brian Ashcraft at the gaming website Kotaku.

The artist, whose real name is Megumi Igarashi, was being held in Tokyo on suspicion of breaking Japanese obscenity laws. Media reports said Igarashi, 42, denied the allegations. She pointed out that had not sent images of her vagina in return for money and did not recognise the scanned 3D data as obscene.

Submission + - NSA: Evidence scant of Snowden's concern

stephendavion writes: Edward Snowden says he repeatedly raised constitutional concerns about National Security Agency surveillance internally, but an NSA search turned up a single email in which Snowden gently asks for “clarification” on a technical legal question about training materials, agency officials said Thursday. Snowden, a former NSA systems administrator whose leaks have exposed some of the agency’s most sensitive spying operations, called himself a patriot in an interview this week with NBC News’ Brian Williams. He said he felt he had no choice but to expose what he considered illegal NSA surveillance by leaking secret details to journalists.

Submission + - IPv6 To Complicate Threat-Intelligence Landscape (

CowboyRobot writes: One fundamental part of threat assessment is assigning reputation scores to individual IP addresses. IPv6 complicates this because the huge size of the address space will allow attackers to use a new address for every attack, and thus the databases used to track attackers addresses will need to grow and be rearchitected. Managing the reputation of the 4.2 billion addresses currently available under IPv4 is possible, but doing it for the 340 trillion addresses available under IPv6 is not. A separate concern are the extension headers. An attacker could theoretically include a payload disguised as a Web packet, for example, that also includes attack code. Most existing intrusion detection systems can't see those headers, and that reality will remain during this period of slow adoption of IPv6.

IBM Threatens To Leave ISO Over OOXML Brouhaha 200

barnackle writes "In addition to threatening to leave certain standards organizations over the OOXML shenanigans, IBM created new guidelines for its own participation in those organizations in an attempt to pressure the ISO and ECMA to be more fair in their approval procedures."

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