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Standard to protect against BGP hijack attacks gets first official draft

Work that started last October on securing the protocol that binds the Internet together is finally yielding results. This week, a department called the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) published the first draft of a security standard that will secure the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is the primary… Read more →

Do you have to wear those AirPods all the time?

At first, it was patently obvious these things looked silly. They hung down like two white H&M earrings that had lost their jewels. They served as the material for entertaining photographs, as well as a patently absurd ad in which two strangers exchanged not saliva but, yes, AirPods. Also: What new hardware will Apple unveil next week? Somehow, as often… Read more →

Worries arise about security of new WebAuthn protocol

A team of security researchers has raised the alarm about some cryptography-related issues with the newly released WebAuthn passwordless authentication protocol. WebAuthn was officially launched earlier this year, in April. It’s a standard developed under the patronage of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the official body for all web standards. The protocol was based on the FIDO 2.0 Web… Read more →