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Better Security Through Obfuscation

Last year, three mathematicians published a viable method for hiding the inner workings of software. The paper was a culmination of close to two decades of work by multiple teams around the world to show that concept could work. The quest now is to find a way to make indistinguishability obfuscation (iO) efficient enough to become a practical reality.

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Fixing the Internet

Aftab Siddiqui, senior manager of Internet technology at the Internet Society, says the initial BGP protocol was conceived by experts at research institutions, defense organizations, and equipment vendors. “When they designed [BGP], it was based on the premise that everybody trusts each other,” Siddiqui says. “Fast-forward 30 years, I’m pretty sure we cannot claim that anymore.”

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Oh Behave! The Annual Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviors Report 2021

In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021, the National Cyber Security Alliance and CybSafe have launched the world’s first Cybersecurity Attitudes & Behaviors Report. The research report is the first of its kind. It examines cybersecurity attitudes and behaviors of the general public, shedding light on one of the most important aspects of cyber risk – the human factor.

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Electronic Life: How to Think About Computers

Electronic Life was created as a layman’s guide to computers. It explained simply, concisely and without jargon what computers really are, how to choose them, how to use them, how to think about them, how to live with them, how to get them to help you, how to keep them in their place, how to enjoy them. It described step-by-step instructions on what to do when you first approach a new computer to sound advice on how to stop your computer from causing trouble in the family. His message: Don’t be afraid of them, they’re only machines, they’re here to make your life easier, and, what’s more, they can be a lot of fun.

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Microsoft Password Guidance

This paper provides Microsoft’s recommendations for password management based on current research and lessons from our own experience as one of the largest Identity Providers (IdPs) in the world. It covers recommendations for end users and identity administrators.

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