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The NSA HSTS Security Feature Mystery

I recently stumbled across an NSA Cyber Advisory titled Managing Risk from Transport Layer Security Inspection (U/OO/212028-19) after first learning about it through Jonas Lejon's blog post NSA varnar för TLS-inspektion (Swedish) ...

The NSA Warns of TLS Inspection

The NSA has released a security advisory warning of the dangers of TLS inspection: Transport Layer Security Inspection (TLSI), also known as TLS break and inspect, is a security process that allows ...

Former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker Chooses Encryption Over Backdoors

In an extraordinary essay, the former FBI general counsel Jim Baker makes the case for strong encryption over government-mandated backdoors: In the face of congressional inaction, and in light of the magnitude ...

NSA on the Future of National Cybersecurity

Glenn Gerstell, the General Counsel of the NSA, wrote a long and interesting op-ed for the New York Times where he outlined a long list of cyber risks facing the US. There ...

The Myth of Consumer-Grade Security

The Department of Justice wants access to encrypted consumer devices but promises not to infiltrate business products or affect critical infrastructure. Yet that's not possible, because there is no longer any difference ...

Evaluating the NSA’s Telephony Metadata Program

Interesting analysis: "Examining the Anomalies, Explaining the Value: Should the USA FREEDOM Act's Metadata Program be Extended?" by Susan Landau and Asaf Lubin. Abstract: The telephony metadata program which was authorized under ...

Palantir’s Surveillance Service for Law Enforcement

Motherboard got its hands on Palantir's Gotham user's manual, which is used by the police to get information on people: The Palantir user guide shows that police can start with almost no ...
Figure 1 – Monero’s value in USD from December 2018 to June 2019, source - CoinGecko.com

Cryptojacking: An Unwanted Guest

We analyse a cryptojacking attack that mines the Monero cryptocurrency. The value of Monero in US dollars has more than doubled over the first half of 2019, from $46 to $98. The ...

NSA sounds the alarm on BlueKeep: Windows vulnerability opens the door for the next WannaCry

It’s been just over two years since WannaCry, the ransomware that exploited the EternalBlue vulnerability to infect hundreds of thousands of computers around the world and inflict an estimated $8B in damages ...

Ransomware Rampage, Mobile Phishing Attacks, iPhone App Ad Trackers

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for June 3rd 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: US cities are being rampaged with ransomware, mobile phishing attacks on the ...
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