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  2012-03-08

Against the collection of private data: The unknown risk factor

  By Hagai Bar-El   , 734 words
Categories: Security Policies, Counter-media
I bet there are thousands of blog posts advocating privacy and explaining why people should resist governments and companies collecting personal data. I dare to write yet another one because I would like to make a couple of points that I have never seen… more »

  2012-03-02

Improving the security provided by Yubikey for local encryption

  By Hagai Bar-El   , 697 words
Categories: IT Security
In the previous post, I discussed the use of Yubikey for local encryption. I noted that Yubikey can store a long string that can be used as an encryption key, or a password. It provides no extra protection against key-loggers, but still allows to use… more »

  2012-02-26

Using Yubikey with constant keys

  By Hagai Bar-El   , 322 words
Categories: IT Security
Yubikey is the first one-time password generator I saw that can also emit a static password. When you press the button, a constant pre-defined string is entered, just as if it was typed on the keyboard. Is it more secure than typing the password on the… more »

  2012-02-25

The case for supporting one-time passwords in conjunction with regular ones

  By Hagai Bar-El   , 874 words
Categories: IT Security
A few days ago I got a Yubikey. While exploring use-cases for it, it occurred to me that there is a strong case for a mode of operation which is seldom (never?) used by IT departments: using the token while also supporting static passwords for the same… more »

  2012-01-26

I was appointed CTO of Discretix Technologies

  By Hagai Bar-El   , 24 words
Categories: Personal News
On January 23rd, 2012, I was appointed as the CTO of Discretix Technologies Ltd. I have been involved with Discretix since its establishment, 11 years ago. more »

  2011-09-26

OSMOSIS Online Event

  By Hagai Bar-El   , 14 words
Categories: Personal News
I will be speaking at the OSMOSIS online event, on October 4th, 2011, at 09:00 UTC. more »

  2011-07-30

Handling the Security Aspect of Smart Grid Product Purchasing

  By Hagai Bar-El   , 1581 words
Categories: Security Engineering, Cyber Security
Smart Grid security is one of the new emerging fields of security. Everybody knows that the new generation of electricity grids requires a new level of security against cyber-wars, cyber-terrorism, and all the rest. Yet, for the purchaser of Smart Grid… more »

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