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Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Can Edit Their Own Genome
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Can Edit Their Own Genome

Amazing: Revealing yet another super-power in the skillful squid, scientists have discovered that squid massively edit their own genetic instructions not only within...

Story of Gus Weiss
From Schneier on Security

Story of Gus Weiss

This is a long and fascinating article about Gus Weiss, who masterminded a long campaign to feed technical disinformation to the Soviet Union, which may or may...

On Cyber Warranties
From Schneier on Security

On Cyber Warranties

Interesting article discussing cyber-warranties, and whether they are an effective way to transfer risk (as envisioned by Ackerlof's "market for lemons") or a marketing...

Facial Recognition for People Wearing Masks
From Schneier on Security

Facial Recognition for People Wearing Masks

The Chinese facial recognition company Hanwang claims it can recognize people wearing masks: The company now says its masked facial recognition program has reached...

Internet Voting in Puerto Rico
From Schneier on Security

Internet Voting in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is considered allowing for Internet voting. I have joined a group of security experts in a letter opposing the bill. Cybersecurity experts agree that...

Hacking Voice Assistants with Ultrasonic Waves
From Schneier on Security

Hacking Voice Assistants with Ultrasonic Waves

I previously wrote about hacking voice assistants with lasers. Turns you can do much the same thing with ultrasonic waves: Voice assistants -- the demo targeted...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Orders Down in Italy
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Orders Down in Italy

COVID-19 is depressing the demand for squid in Italy. The article is a week old, and already seems almost comically quaint. As usual, you can also use this squid...

Emergency Surveillance During COVID-19 Crisis
From Schneier on Security

Emergency Surveillance During COVID-19 Crisis

Israel is using emergency surveillance powers to track people who may have COVID-19, joining China and Iran in using mass surveillance in this way. I believe pressure...

Work-from-Home Security Advice
From Schneier on Security

Work-from-Home Security Advice

SANS has made freely available its "Work-from-Home Awareness Kit." When I think about how COVID-19's security measures are affecting organizational networks, I...

The Insecurity of WordPress and Apache Struts
From Schneier on Security

The Insecurity of WordPress and Apache Struts

Interesting data: A study that analyzed all the vulnerability disclosures between 2010 and 2019 found that around 55% of all the security bugs that have been weaponized...

TSA Admits Liquid Ban Is Security Theater
From Schneier on Security

TSA Admits Liquid Ban Is Security Theater

The TSA is allowing people to bring larger bottles of hand sanitizer with them on airplanes: Passengers will now be allowed to travel with containers of liquid...

Friday Squid Blogging: New Report on Squid Markets
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: New Report on Squid Markets

This report costs $2,000. (Please don't buy it for me.) As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't...

The EARN-IT Act
From Schneier on Security

The EARN-IT Act

Prepare for another attack on encryption in the U.S. The EARN-IT Act purports to be about protecting children from predation, but it's really about forcing the...

The Whisper Secret-Sharing App Exposed Locations
From Schneier on Security

The Whisper Secret-Sharing App Exposed Locations

This is a big deal: Whisper, the secret-sharing app that called itself the "safest place on the Internet," left years of users' most intimate confessions exposed...

LA Covers Up Bad Cybersecurity
From Schneier on Security

LA Covers Up Bad Cybersecurity

This is bad in several dimensions. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has been accused of deliberately keeping widespread gaps in its cybersecurity a...

CIA Dirty Laundry Aired
From Schneier on Security

CIA Dirty Laundry Aired

Joshua Schulte, the CIA employee standing trial for leaking the Wikileaks Vault 7 CIA hacking tools, maintains his innocence. And during the trial, a lot of shoddy...

Cybersecurity Law Casebook
From Schneier on Security

Cybersecurity Law Casebook

Robert Chesney teaches cybersecurity at the University of Texas School of Law. He recently published a fantastic casebook, which is a good source for anyone studying...

Friday Squid Blogging: The Effect of Noise on Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: The Effect of Noise on Squid

Two articles. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting guidelines...

More on Crypto AG
From Schneier on Security

More on Crypto AG

One follow-on to the story of Crypto AG being owned by the CIA: this interview with a Washington Post reporter. The whole thing is worth reading or listening to...

Security of Health Information
From Schneier on Security

Security of Health Information

The world is racing to contain the new COVID-19 virus that is spreading around the globe with alarming speed. Right now, pandemic disease experts at the World Health...
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