Author Archives: Marc Handelman

Infosecurity.US: Apple, Heal Thyself

Felix Krause, well-known founder of fastlane, has discovered a procedural + programmatic heretofore undiscussed attack vector of rather gaping proportions... Namely, the capability of any Mac application to leverage connectivity to the desktop screen grab routine (presumably the CGImageRef routine, as reported by Mr. Krause). Bad news for all users of Apple Hardware and software. Indeed. Read Mr. Krause's Open Radar (rdar://37423927) entry. Listen up Apple Inc...

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Infosecurity.US: Dr. Chuvakin’s Prescription: ‘On Negative Pressure …’

via Anton Chuvakin, Ph.D., Research VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, speaks security truth to power. Pay attention folks - your organization's security and continued existence could very well depend on the action you take in your environments, based what he has to say.



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Infosecurity.US: Criminal Prediction Software Accuracy Under Scrutiny

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News of evidence - via a Dartmouth research program team (Julia Dressel and Hany Farid) - of potentially flawed prediction algorithms in a mission critical software product (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS)) utilized by a large number of jurisdiction in the United States and Canada... Read the abstract and full research report in J. Dressel el al., “The accuracy, fairness, and limits of predicting recidivism,” Science Advances 4, No. 1 (17 January 2018) (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao5580) or download the study's PDF. Enjoy.

Citation: J. Dressel, H. Farid, The accuracy, fairness, and limits of predicting recidivism. Sci. Adv. 4, eaao5580 (2018).

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Infosecurity.US: Becca Rick’s ‘How Paypal Shares Your Data’

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Rebecca (Becca) Rick's has published a highly informative interactive graphic (along with the data source) detailing the Paypal data sharing efforts, in which, your data is published to a multitude of said entities. Astonishing.

Folks, the easiest method to explore this super-graphic is to click this post's title, or the "published" link above, and magically visit the interactive graphic on Ms. Rick's site. Rated Highly Entertaining by Infosecurity.US!

Thanks for the H/T!

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Infosecurity.US: Negative Factorization of Crytocurrency

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Well crafted reportage/speculative piece on the negatives of cryptocurrency via Matthew Leising and Rob Urban - writing at Bloomberg; in which the details of human psychology (as that psychology relates to both markets and cryptocurrency) are laid bare. Today's MustRead.

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