Hey guys I need some help for a paper!

So I’m doing this paper on the topic of security and I need people to answer these two survey questions.
If you could message me your answers or reply to this post or even just reblog this for a signal boost it would be IMMENSELY appreciated
So here are the two survey questions:
“What do you believe is a better definition of security: a lack of difficult issues, or constant support to help through difficult issues?”
“It is impossible to be completely secure in life due to a number of factors. What do you think hinders our ability to achieve total security more: internal factors (ie, harmful beliefs, lack of motivation, etc) or external factors (ie, natural disasters, etc)?”

Add-on turns bike helmets into a lock

Sometimes bike riders just need to drop into a store or café to quickly pick up a coffee or something on their shopping list. Since most stores don’t like riders carry their bikes inside, they either have to risk propping them up with no security or go through the whole process of locking up. Now Belgium-based sportswear company Lazer has developed the Cappuccino Lock, a helmet strap add-on that enables bike owners to use their helmet to quickly lock both. READ MORE…

Canon Pixma inkjet printers? Yeah, they run Doom.

Security researcher Michael Jordon has demonstrated a serious security flaw in this prolific series of home printers by shoving a little bit of hell inside. 

This interface does not require user authentication allowing anyone to connect to the interface.  At first glance the functionality seems to be relatively benign, you could print out hundreds of test pages and use up all the ink and paper, so what?  The issue is with the firmware update process.  While you can trigger a firmware update you can also change the web proxy settings and the DNS server.  If you can change these then you can redirect where the printer goes to check for a new firmware.

So what protection does Canon use to prevent a malicious person from providing a malicious firmware?  In a nutshell - nothing, there is no signing (the correct way to do it) but it does have very weak encryption. I will go into the nuts and bolts of how I broke that later in this blog post.  So we can therefore create our own custom firmware and update anyone’s printer with a Trojan image which spies on the documents being printed or is used as a gateway into their network.  For demonstration purposes I decided to get Doom running on the printer…  It was not straight forward due to it needing all the operating system dependences to be implemented in Arm without access to a debugger, or even multiplication or division. But that’s a blog for another day.

It seems that when I was joking that Doom was the new Hello World, I was wrong. It’s clearly the new “opening calc.exe”.

Thanks go to the BBC for reporting on this! Your tax dollars (tax pounds?), folks.

Japan’s alliance with the U.S. will only grow in importance amid the increasingly difficult security situation surrounding our country, thus I think it is necessary to keep the marines in Okinawa, a geographically strategic location from the standpoint of maintaining deterrence. - Yoshihiko Noda

EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN: 6 MILLION Confined To Homes In Sierra Leone In Effort To Contain Ebola

All Sierra Leone’s six-million population have been confined to their homes. The three-day shutdown is a desperate bid to fight the outbreak, as US health officials warn the disease could spread to over half a million people. “Today the life of every one is at stake, but we will get over this difficulty if all…

EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN: 6 MILLION Confined To Homes In Sierra Leone In Effort To Contain Ebola was originally published on Three Percenter Nation