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Brief Introduction To Self-Sovereign Identity

Introduction In this brief introduction to self-sovereign identity, we will talk about how we build identity systems to create trust.  Trust was something that was local and useful for establishing trust in a single domain.  The only issue with existing identity systems is that they are not trust worthy.  Still there is no good way …

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Privacy By Design

  Privacy by Design The idea of “Privacy by Design” was first introduced in 1990’s by Ann Cavoukian the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario from 1997 to 2014. GDPR also has adopted it. This is taking first principles approach. Foundational Principles The approach is based on seven foundational principles [http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/ETHI/report-12/page-36#5] : Proactive, not Reactive; …

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Cryptocurrency Anonymity, Privacy, & Fungibility

Introduction Today I will be talking about how privacy is being addressed by various blockchain solutions. I provided a brief introduction on why privacy is needed on blockchain and some solutions trying to address it in my previous post, https://www.securityprivacyrisk.com/what-are-privacy-coins/ Anonymity, Privacy, & Fungibility When Bitcoin was introduced, it was said that transactions were anonymous. …

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After LinkedIn Passwords Leak, Hackers Hijack Big Name Accounts | Motherboard

Looks like hackers have clued in on the fact that users sometimes use the same password across various services. Morale of the story is to use unique passwords, which is a laborious task if you a have more than few accounts. The alernate would be to use password management products like Dashlane, OnePass, etc… http://motherboard.vice.com/read/after-linkedin-passwords-leak-hackers-hijack-big-name-accounts