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Steve Gibson Explains How PRISM Works and Where the Name Comes From

Steve Gibson, the security guru and co-host of Security Now! with Leo Laporte, did an episode a few weeks ago in which he explains how PRISM works without direct access to companies’ servers. He’s determined that the process involves upstream intercepts at ISPs and major Internet companies like Google, using fiber optic splitters - hence the name PRISM. The details are very interesting, and worth a listen.

My First Question To Make It On To Security Now!

Recently on Security Now! they did an entire episode dedicated to embedded RFID tagging. I wrote an email in response to that episode with some thoughts about the security of RFID, and my email was selected for this past week’s Q&A episode!