Apple has a “user-centric” business model but forces iOS users to choose between using the version of iOS they want and getting security updates.
Why does net neutrality matter? Imagine if your electric company managed your power the way your cable company sells TV channels.
Many individuals and many organizations treat their router and WiFi network as a security perimeter. “The hostile world is outside. The warm, friendly, safe world is here, on our side of the fence.” The result is relaxed security inside the fence—printers anyone can talk to, media players with no passwords, open file sharing. Not to mention all the insecure IoT devices that may be on their network. The new KRACK Wifi exploit allows attackers to blow past Wifi’s built-in security.
If you’re a company that may receive security-related reports, the first thing not to do on the customer service front is to make it difficult to report issues.
Security, privacy and Internet of Things updates for the week of March 18th 2017: Apple ransom, CIA leaks, Google blacklists Symantec certificates, CIA data dump, Instagram 2 factor, ISPs selling your info, Android wifi tracking, not quite breaches, Bixby, Alexa.