Hello Barbie!
Hello Barbie! is an IoT-enabled Barbie Doll with blonde hair, blue eyes and a built-in surveillance system. She's not the first of her kind (and she won't be the last), but here's what you should know about bringing it, or any connected device, into your home. Continue Reading →
Information Warfare
Information warfare is ongoing, intensifying and global. This is not new, but it is newly relevant because the Internet (and associated technologies) fully democratize the weapons. While we are fighting an asymmetrical physical war, the information war being fought on a much more level playing field. Or is it? Continue Reading →

Halloween Hacks

John Brennan
Since so many of us like to dress up on Halloween and pretend to be something scary or something we’re not, I thought it would be fun to reflect on the kinds of hacks that are scary, like to dress up in costumes and pretend they are something that they are not. Continue Reading →

Death by Social Media

Reuters - Stabbing in Israel
The Arabic hashtag #stab is something I'd rather not see on a social media post. Israel's UN ambassador, Danny Danon, recently showed a version of the instructional graphic that accompanied that hashtag to the UN Security Council with the English-language title, "How to Stab a Jew." Mr. Danon was making a point – but also describing a form of warfare so new it does not yet have a name. Continue Reading →
Have You Been Hacked
I got an email from Google AdWords thanking me for my payment. Payment? What payment? This is my personal, private email account; it's not tied to Google AdWords or anything else for that matter. Had I been hacked? Continue Reading →
Super Cyber War
hile we are busy worrying about Kim Kardashian, sound bite politics and banning 64 oz cups of sugary soft drinks, the first super-cyber weapon has been quietly spying on and attacking things it doesn’t like.  Huge stealthy computer viruses with capabilities that sound like the stuff of science fiction have been hard a work, collecting Continue Reading →