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Ransomware Shuts Down US Pipeline
From Schneier on Security

Ransomware Shuts Down US Pipeline

This is a major story: a probably Russian cybercrime group called DarkSide shut down the Colonial Pipeline in a ransomware attack. The pipeline supplies much of...

Newly Unclassified NSA Document on Cryptography in the 1970s
From Schneier on Security

Newly Unclassified NSA Document on Cryptography in the 1970s

This is a newly unclassified NSA history of its reaction to academic cryptography in the 1970s: “New Comes Out of the Closet: The Debate over Public Cryptography...

Teaching Cybersecurity to Children
From Schneier on Security

Teaching Cybersecurity to Children

A new draft of an Australian educational curriculum proposes teaching children as young as five cybersecurity: The proposed curriculum aims to teach five-year-old...

Friday Squid Blogging: COVID Relief Funds
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: COVID Relief Funds

A town in Japan built a giant squid statue with its COVID relief grant. One local told the Chunichi Shimbun newspaper that while the statue may be effective in...

The Story of Colossus
From Schneier on Security

The Story of Colossus

Nice video of a talk by Chris Shore on the history of Colossus.

New Spectre-Like Attacks
From Schneier on Security

New Spectre-Like Attacks

There’s new research that demonstrates security vulnerabilities in all of the AMD and Intel chips with micro-op caches, including the ones that were specifically...

Tesla Remotely Hacked from a Drone
From Schneier on Security

Tesla Remotely Hacked from a Drone

This is an impressive hack: Security researchers Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of Kunnamon, Inc. and Benedikt Schmotzle of Comsecuris GmbH have found remote zero-click...

Identifying the Person Behind Bitcoin Fog
From Schneier on Security

Identifying the Person Behind Bitcoin Fog

The person behind the Bitcoin Fog was identified and arrested. Bitcoin Fog was an anonymization service: for a fee, it mixed a bunch of people’s bitcoins up so...

Serious MacOS Vulnerability Patched
From Schneier on Security

Serious MacOS Vulnerability Patched

Apple just patched a MacOS vulnerability that bypassed malware checks. The flaw is akin to a front entrance that’s barred and bolted effectively, but with a cat...

Friday Squid Blogging: On Squid Coloration
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: On Squid Coloration

Nice excerpt from Martin Wallin’s book Squid. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read...

Identifying People Through Lack of Cell Phone Use
From Schneier on Security

Identifying People Through Lack of Cell Phone Use

In this entertaining story of French serial criminal Rédoine Faïd and his jailbreaking ways, there’s this bit about cell phone surveillance: After Faïd’s helicopter...

Second Click Here to Kill Everybody Sale
From Schneier on Security

Second Click Here to Kill Everybody Sale

For a limited time, I am selling signed copies of Click Here to Kill Everybody in hardcover for just $6, plus shipping. I have 600 copies of the book available....

Security Vulnerabilities in Cellebrite
From Schneier on Security

Security Vulnerabilities in Cellebrite

Moxie Marlinspike has an intriguing blog post about Cellebrite, a tool used by police and others to break into smartphones. Moxie got his hands on one of the devices...

On North Korea’s Cyberattack Capabilities
From Schneier on Security

On North Korea’s Cyberattack Capabilities

Excellent New Yorker article on North Korea’s offensive cyber capabilities.

Backdoor Found in Codecov Bash Uploader
From Schneier on Security

Backdoor Found in Codecov Bash Uploader

Developers have discovered a backdoor in the Codecov bash uploader. It’s been there for four months. We don’t know who put it there. Codecov said the breach allowed...

When AIs Start Hacking
From Schneier on Security

When AIs Start Hacking

If you don’t have enough to worry about already, consider a world where AIs are hackers. Hacking is as old as humanity. We are creative problem solvers. We exploit...

Biden Administration Imposes Sanctions on Russia for SolarWinds
From Schneier on Security

Biden Administration Imposes Sanctions on Russia for SolarWinds

On April 15, the Biden administration both formally attributed the SolarWinds espionage campaign to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), and imposedNew...

Details on the Unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone
From Schneier on Security

Details on the Unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone

The Washington Post has published a long story on the unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone 5C in 2016. We all thought it was an Israeli company called...

NSA Discloses Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange
From Schneier on Security

NSA Discloses Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange

Amongst the 100+ vulnerabilities patch in this month’s Patch Tuesday, there are four in Microsoft Exchange that were disclosed by the NSA.

DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment
From Schneier on Security

DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment

The office of the Director of National Intelligence released its “Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.” Cybersecurity is covered on pages...
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