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Details of the Olympic Destroyer APT
From Schneier on Security

Details of the Olympic Destroyer APT

Interesting details on Olympic Destroyer, the nation-state cyberattack against the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Wired's Andy Greenberg presents evidence...

Friday Squid Blogging: Six-Foot-Long Mass of Squid Eggs Found on Great Barrier Reef
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Six-Foot-Long Mass of Squid Eggs Found on Great Barrier Reef

It's likely the diamondback squid. There's a video. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered...

Why Technologists Need to Get Involved in Public Policy
From Schneier on Security

Why Technologists Need to Get Involved in Public Policy

Last month, I gave a 15-minute talk in London titled: "Why technologists need to get involved in public policy." In it, I try to make the case for public-interest...

Adding a Hardware Backdoor to a Networked Computer
From Schneier on Security

Adding a Hardware Backdoor to a Networked Computer

Interesting proof of concept: At the CS3sthlm security conference later this month, security researcher Monta Elkins will show how he created a proof-of-concept...

Using Machine Learning to Detect IP Hijacking
From Schneier on Security

Using Machine Learning to Detect IP Hijacking

This is interesting research: In a BGP hijack, a malicious actor convinces nearby networks that the best path to reach a specific IP address is through their network...

Cracking the Passwords of Early Internet Pioneers
From Schneier on Security

Cracking the Passwords of Early Internet Pioneers

Lots of them weren't very good: BSD co-inventor Dennis Ritchie, for instance, used "dmac" (his middle name was MacAlistair); Stephen R. Bourne, creator of the Bourne...

Factoring 2048-bit Numbers Using 20 Million Qubits
From Schneier on Security

Factoring 2048-bit Numbers Using 20 Million Qubits

This theoretical paper shows how to factor 2048-bit RSA moduli with a 20-million qubit quantum computer in eight hours. It's interesting work, but I don't want...

Friday Squid Blogging: Apple Fixes Squid Emoji
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Apple Fixes Squid Emoji

Apple fixed the squid emoji in iOS 13.1: A squid's siphon helps it move, breathe, and discharge waste, so having the siphon in back makes more sense than having...

I Have a New Book: We Have Root
From Schneier on Security

I Have a New Book: We Have Root

I just published my third collection of essays: We Have Root. This book covers essays from 2013 to 2017. (The first two are Schneier on Security and Carry On.)...

Details on Uzbekistan Government Malware: SandCat
From Schneier on Security

Details on Uzbekistan Government Malware: SandCat

Kaspersky has uncovered an Uzbeki hacking operation, mostly due to incompetence on the part of the government hackers. The group's lax operational security includes...

New Reductor Nation-State Malware Compromises TLS
From Schneier on Security

New Reductor Nation-State Malware Compromises TLS

Kaspersky has a detailed blog post about a new piece of sophisticated malware that it's calling Reductor. The malware is able to compromise TLS traffic by infecting...

Wi-Fi Hotspot Tracking
From Schneier on Security

Wi-Fi Hotspot Tracking

Free Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location, even if you don't connect to them. This is because your phone or computer broadcasts a unique MAC address. What distinguishes...

Cheating at Professional Poker
From Schneier on Security

Cheating at Professional Poker

Interesting story about someone who is almost certainly cheating at professional poker. But then I start to see things that seem so obvious, but I wonder whether...

Illegal Data Center Hidden in Former NATO Bunker
From Schneier on Security

Illegal Data Center Hidden in Former NATO Bunker

Interesting: German investigators said Friday they have shut down a data processing center installed in a former NATO bunker that hosted sites dealing in drugs...

Speakers Censored at AISA Conference in Melbourne
From Schneier on Security

Speakers Censored at AISA Conference in Melbourne

Two speakers were censored at the Australian Information Security Association's annual conference this week in Melbourne. Thomas Drake, former NSA employee and...

New Unpatchable iPhone Exploit Allows Jailbreaking
From Schneier on Security

New Unpatchable iPhone Exploit Allows Jailbreaking

A new iOS exploit allows jailbreaking of pretty much all version of the iPhone. This is a huge deal for Apple, but at least it doesn't allow someone to remotely...

Edward Snowden's Memoirs
From Schneier on Security

Edward Snowden's Memoirs

Ed Snowden has published a book of his memoirs: Permanent Record. I have not read it yet, but I want to point you all towards two pieces of writing about the book...

Friday Squid Blogging: Hawaiian Bobtail Squid Squirts Researcher
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Hawaiian Bobtail Squid Squirts Researcher

Cute video. 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 here...

More Cryptanalysis of Solitaire
From Schneier on Security

More Cryptanalysis of Solitaire

In 1999, I invented the Solitaire encryption algorithm, designed to manually encrypt data using a deck of cards. It was written into the plot of Neal Stephenson's...

Tracking by Smart TVs
From Schneier on Security

Tracking by Smart TVs

Long Twitter thread about the tracking embedded in modern digital televisions. The thread references three academic papers....
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