This is a very interesting read. I do not believe these noted issues should warrant the abandonment of password management tools. As the author states, much of the security concern lies in whether or not you consider your workstation secure and trusted. Password managers in combination with multi-factor authentication mechanisms is a sound and strong approach to credentials management.
Mr. Schneier has given us a concise, well-written and forward thinking perspective on Meltdown, Spectre and the potential future of hardware-based vulnerabilities. This article is certainly well worth a read.
The thread responses in this post from Bruce Schneier are almost as entertaining as the linked content from the Washington Post. If you ever doubted that the cloud movement was unstoppable, it is time to reconsider.
On a lighter note, the arguments many will have with HIPAA and PCI consultants over cloud storage of sensitive data should get more entertaining. “But Uncle Sam gets to do it…why can’t I?”
This is an interesting essay by Bruce Schneier discussing the future of ransomware in the context of the Internet of Things. Enjoy!
Always an entertaining and insightful speaker…enjoy this IoT talk from Mr. Schneier.
I echo Mr. Schneier’s comments in that a non-binding recommendation has little value and even less influence. That said, this is a necessary half-step in the right direction. Human hackability is a real problem that needs and deserves real attention and real solutions.
I am glad to see that St. Jude Medical and others are at least attempting to patch and address vulnerabilities in their products.
Bruce Schneier always makes for an interesting interview. He has a wealth of expertise and no shortage of opinions. Enjoy this discussion from the good people at ThreatPost.