Peter Gutmann, CRYPTO-Mailing-List, 01.12.2016, über die Generierung von Zufallsbits The thing with a /dev/urandom read is that you can solve the problem once, rather than once per OS type, distribution, and kernel version. One of the lesser-mentioned software freedoms is, unfortunately, the freedom to make a complete mess.
Ian Grigg, CRYPTO-Mailing-List, 05.11.2016, über Hillary Clintons privaten Mailserver In effect, using completely clear email would have probably assisted her cause. She hid in the noise, and her own intel services, chartered to protect the government's secrets, didn't spot it. What screwed her was that the node was breached. 6 times. Which was why she wasn't allowed to have a private server in the first place.
Bruce Schneier, in CRYPTO-GRAM, Oct 2016 Remember, a modern car isn't an automobile with a computer in it. It's a computer with four wheels and an engine. Actually, it's a distributed 20-400-computer system with four wheels and an engine.
Tom Mitchell, 13.09.2016, cryptography mailing list If we cannot obliterate secret keys as expected then there is a prize to be liberated by a bad guy or perhaps a white-hat.
Phillip Hallam-Baker, 08.07.2016, cryptography mailing list I have no problem telling people my encryption keys. It is the decryption keys that I care about.
Michael Assante, April 2016, SANS NewsBites Vol. 18 Num. 034 Gundremmingen CNPP demonstrates how non-targeted malware can find its way onto critical systems (in this case a nuclear power plant's fuel rod movement/management system) and worse, be able to live there undetected for a significant period of time. Critical infrastructures must mature beyond simple cyber walls and invest in developing competent cyber defenses. (CNPP = Country Nuclear Power Profile)
Harald von Bose, Landesdatenschutzbeauftragter von Sachsen-Anhalt, im Februar 2016 "Im Verhältnis von Freiheit und Sicherheit gewinnt letztere weiter an Übermacht. Der Präventionsstaat sammelt und sammelt." [LINK]
Tom Liston, 22.01.2016, SANS NewsBites Vol. 18 Num. 006 (Safe Harbour negotiations EU/USA) The biggest sticking point in the negotiations around this deadline comes down to a fundamental difference in the level of "damage" that must shown in order organizations to be liable for information disclosures. I sincerely doubt the US will bow to pressure to lower the "damage bar" for lawsuits from the EU.
Joanna Rutkowska, 24.12.2015, in "State considered harmful" Personal computers have become extensions of our brains. This symbiosis is only going to strengthen in the years to come, and not just metaphorically! The author believes it should be paramount for humankind to ensure we can trust our personal computers. Unfortunately the industry does not seem to share this opinion.