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In this issue:

  • Breaking Up the NSA
  • Computer Network Exploitation vs. Computer Network Attack
  • Metadata = Surveillance
  • Surveillance by Algorithm
  • Who Should Store NSA Surveillance Data
  • The Security of the Fortuna PRNG
  • RCS Spyware and Citizen Lab
  • Choosing Secure Passwords

from the March 15, 2014 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-14-03.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:01 AM

In this issue:

  • Finding People's Locations Based on Their Activities in Cyberspace
  • The Insecurity of Secret IT Systems
  • Last Month I Briefed Congress on the NSA
  • US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) Condemns NSA Mass Surveillance
  • NSA/GCHQ Accused of Hacking Belgian Cryptographer
  • CSEC Surveillance Analysis of IP and User Data

from the February 15, 2014 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-14-02.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:05 AM

In this issue:

  • How the NSA Threatens National Security
  • NSA Exploit of the Day
  • Tor User Identified by FBI
  • Security Risks of Embedded Systems
  • Schneier News: I've Joined Co3[“Co-Three”] Systems
  • Twitter Users: Please Make Sure You're Following the Right Feed

from the January 15, 2014 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-14-01.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:12 AM

In this issue:

  • NSA Spying on Online Gaming Worlds
  • NSA Tracks People Using Google Cookies
  • How Antivirus Companies Handle State-Sponsored Malware
  • Surveillance as a Business Model
  • Evading Airport Security
  • The TQP Patent

from the December 15, 2013 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-13-12.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:05 AM

In this issue:

  • NSA Harvesting Contact Lists
  • NSA Eavesdropping on Google and Yahoo Networks
  • Code Names for NSA Exploit Tools
  • Defending Against Crypto Backdoors
  • Why the Government Should Help Leakers
  • The Trajectories of Government and Corporate Surveillance
  • A Fraying of the Public/Private Surveillance Partnership
  • Book Review: "Cyber War Will Not Take Place"
  • Understanding the Threats in Cyberspace
  • SecureDrop
  • Dry Ice Bombs at LAX
  • The Battle for Power on the Internet

from the November 15, 2013 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-13-11.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:08 AM

In this issue:

  • How the NSA Attacks Tor/Firefox Users With QUANTUM and FOXACID
  • Why It's Important to Publish the NSA Programs
  • The NSA's New Risk Analysis
  • Reforming the NSA
  • The Limitations of Intelligence
  • Metadata Equals Surveillance
  • Senator Feinstein Admits the NSA Taps the Internet Backbone
  • NSA Storing Internet Data, Social Networking Data, on Pretty Much Everybody
  • Air Gaps
  • Will Keccak = SHA-3?
  • Google Knows Every Wi-Fi Password in the World
  • Surreptitiously Tampering with Computer Chips

from the October 15, 2013 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-13-10.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:19 PM

In this issue:

  • Take Back the Internet
  • More on the NSA Commandeering the Internet
  • Detaining David Miranda
  • Government Secrecy and the Generation Gap
  • Conspiracy Theories and the NSA
  • The NSA's Cryptographic Capabilities
  • How to Remain Secure Against the NSA
  • Protecting Against Leakers
  • Our Newfound Fear of Risk
  • Human-Machine Trust Failures
  • Excess Automobile Deaths as a Result of 9/11
  • iPhone Fingerprint Authentication
  • Hacking Consumer Devices
  • Syrian Electronic Army Cyberattacks
  • The Cryptopocalypse
  • Measuring Entropy and its Applications to Encryption

from the September 15, 2013 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-13-09.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:01 PM

In this issue:

  • The Public/Private Surveillance Partnership
  • The NSA is Commandeering the Internet
  • Restoring Trust in Government and the Internet
  • Book Review: "Rise of the Warrior Cop"
  • Michael Hayden on the Effects of Snowden's Whistleblowing
  • Counterterrorism Mission Creep

from the August 15, 2013 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-13-08.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:11 PM

In this issue:

  • Blowback from the NSA Surveillance
  • Evidence that the NSA Is Storing Voice Content, Not Just Metadata
  • NSA Secrecy and Personal Privacy
  • Petition the NSA to Subject its Surveillance Program to Public Comment
  • New Details on Skype Eavesdropping
  • Pre-9/11 NSA Thinking
  • How the NSA Eavesdrops on Americans
  • NSA E-Mail Eavesdropping
  • US Offensive Cyberwar Policy
  • Finding Sociopaths on Facebook
  • My Fellowship at the Berkman Center
  • Protecting E-Mail from Eavesdropping
  • Is Cryptography Engineering or Science?
  • Sixth Movie-Plot Threat Contest Winner

from the July 15, 2013 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-13-07.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:30 PM

In this issue:

  • Government Secrets and the Need for Whistleblowers
  • Prosecuting Snowden
  • Trading Privacy for Convenience
  • Essays Related to NSA Spying Documents
  • The Politics of Security in a Democracy
  • More on Feudal Security
  • Surveillance and the Internet of Things
  • The Problems with CALEA-II
  • Sixth Annual Movie-Plot Threat Semifinalists
  • A Really Good Article on How Easy it Is to Crack Passwords
  • Bluetooth-Controlled Door Lock
  • Security and Human Behavior (SHB 2013)
  • The Cost of Terrorism in Pakistan

from the June 15, 2013 Crypto-Gram Newsletter
by Bruce Schneier
read by Dan Henage

Direct download: crypto-gram-13-06.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:27 PM