Friday, June 26, 2009

Podcast: Crypto-Gram 15 June 2006: iPod Sneakiness

from the Jun 15, 2006 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier

* The Value of Privacy

If you aren't doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?

Some clever answers:
- If I'm not doing anything wrong, then you have no cause to watch me.
- Because the government gets to define what's wrong, and they keep changing the definition.
- Because you might do something wrong with my information.

Privacy is an inherent human right, and a requirement for maintaining the human condition with dignity and respect.

* Hacking Computers Over USB

If an attacker can convince you to plug his USB device into your computer, he can take it over.

iPod Sneakiness: you can innocently ask someone at an Internet cafe if you can plug your iPod into his computer to power it up -- and then steal his passwords and critical files.

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PS: this is my cheat sheet of Bruce Schneier's Podcast:

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