Month: January 2016

Online Ad Blockers Blocked by Online Advertisers
Privacy

Online Ad Blockers Blocked by Online Advertisers

The problems of malicious ads and ad fraud have become widespread and are major annoyances and threats to users. Those issues have led to the huge popularity of ad blocking extensions for browsers, but a backlash from the online ad industry has now reached a fever pitch as industry groups work […]

Google Comes Down on Ad Fraud
Privacy

Google Comes Down on Ad Fraud

There are a lot of terrible, terrible things on the Internet and much of that garbage is related to or contained in ads. Malware, phishing links, scams, and other forms of badness all have strong connections to the online ad world, and new data from Google shows just how tight those […]

On the Wire Podcast: Steven Murdoch
Authentication, Podcast, Privacy

On the Wire Podcast: Steven Murdoch

Steven Murdoch is a researcher at University College London and this week published a detailed technical analysis of the MIKEY-SAKKE protocol that is implemented in the U.K.’s Secure Chorus standard for voice encryption. Secure Chorus is set up for key escrow by design, a fact that Murdoch explains in his […]