Maker of US border’s license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

Perceptics confirms intrusion and theft, stays quiet on details Exclusive  The maker of vehicle license plate readers used extensively by the US government and cities to identify and track citizens and immigrants has been hacked. Its internal files were pilfered, and are presently being offered for free on the dark web to download.… The Register …

Q&A: Crypto-guru Bruce Schneier on teaching tech to lawmakers, plus privacy failures – and a call to techies to act

‘Politicians are reluctant to disrupt the enormous wealth creation machine technology has turned out to be’ RSA  Politicians are, by and large, clueless about technology, and it’s going to be up to engineers and other techies to rectify that, even if it means turning down big pay packets for a while.… The Register – Security …

‘This collaboration is absolutely critical going forward’… One positive thing about Meltdown CPU hole? At least it put aside tech rivalries…

Execs, experts hope this cooperation continues to hold for the next big bug A panel of eggheads from Intel, the US government, and academia held court this week to figure how they can keep the likes of El Reg from spoiling their next major bug reveal.… The Register – Security Secure Hunter Anti -Malware