New York Times Journalist Hacked with NSO Spyware
Citizen Lab is <a href="https://citizenlab.ca/2021/10/breaking-news-new-york-times-journalist-ben-hubbard-pegasus/"reporting that a New York Times journalist was <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/24/insider/hacking-nso-survei... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/new-york-times-journalist-hacked-with-nso-spyware.html
Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Eating Maine Shrimp
Squid are eating Maine shrimp, causing a collapse of the ecosystem. This seems to be a result of climate change.
Maine’s ... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/friday-squid-blogging-squid-eating-maine-shrimp.html
Nation-State Attacker of Telecommunications Networks
Someone has been hacking telecommunications networks around the world:
LightBasin (aka UNC1945) is an activity cluster that has been ... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/nation-state-attacker-of-telecommunications-networks.html
Problems with Multifactor Authentication
Roger Grimes on why multifactor authentication isn’t a panacea:
The first time I heard of this issue was from a Midwest CEO. His o... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/problems-with-multifactor-authentication.html
Textbook Rental Scam
Here’s a story of someone who, with three compatriots, rented textbooks from Amazon and then sold them instead of returning them. They used gift cards and prepaid c... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/textbook-rental-scam.html
Using Machine Learning to Guess PINs from Video
Researchers trained a machine-learning system on videos of people typing their PINs into ATMs:
By using... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/using-machine-learning-to-guess-pins-from-video.html
Ransomware Attacks against Water Treatment Plants
According to a report from CISA last week, there were three ransomware attacks against water treatment plants last year.
WWS Sector cyber intrusions from 2019 to early... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/ransomware-attacks-against-water-treatment-plants.html
The Missouri Governor Doesn’t Understand Responsible Disclosure
The Missouri governor wants to prosecute the reporter who discovered a security vulnerability in a st... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/the-missouri-governor-doesnt-understand-responsible-disclosure.html
Friday Squid Blogging: New Giant Squid Video
New video of a large squid in the Red Sea at about 2,800 feet.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/friday-squid-blogging-new-giant-squid-video.html
Security Risks of Client-Side Scanning
Even before Apple made its announcement, law enforcement shifted their battle for backdoors to client-side scanning. The idea is that they wouldn’t touch the cryptography, but instead eavesdr... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/security-risks-of-client-side-scanning.html
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak:
I’ll be speaking at an Informa event on November 29, 2021. Details to come.
The list is maintained on <a href="http... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/upcoming-speaking-engagements-13.html
Recovering Real Faces from Face-Generation ML System
New paper: “This Person (Probably) Exists. Identity Membership Attacks Against GAN Generated Faces.
Abstract: Recently, generative adversarial networks (GANs) have ... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/recovering-real-faces-from-face-generation-ml-system.html
Suing Infrastructure Companies for Copyright Violations
It’s a matter of going after those with deep pockets. From Wired:
Cloudflare was <a href="https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/suing-infrastructure-companies-for-copyright-violations.html
The European Parliament Voted to Ban Remote Biometric Surveillance
It’s not actually banned in the EU yet — the legislative process is much more complicated than that — but it’s a step: a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/06/european-parliament-backs-ban-on-remote-biometric-surveilla... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/the-european-parliament-voted-to-ban-remote-biometric-surveillance.html
Friday Squid Blogging: Strawberry Squid
Pretty pictures of a strawberry squid (Histioteuthis heteropsis).
As usual, you can also use this squid post to tal... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/friday-squid-blogging-strawberry-squid.html
This is interesting:
A company that is a critical part of the global telecommunications infrastructure... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/synaverse-hack.html
Facebook Is Down
Facebook — along with Instagram and WhatsApp — went down globally today. Basically, someone <a href="https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/10/what-happened-to-fa... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/facebook-is-down.html
Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Game
Netflix has a new series called Squid Game, about people competing in a deadly game for money. It has nothing to do with actual squid.
As usual, you can also use... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/10/friday-squid-blogging-squid-game.html