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 newspap... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/05/friday-squid-blogging-covid-relief-funds.html
Teaching Cybersecurity to Children
A new draft of an Australian educational curriculum proposes teaching children as young as five cybersecurity:
The proposed curriculum... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/05/teaching-cybersecurity-to-children.html
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 engineere... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/05/new-spectre-like-attacks.html
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 security vulnerabilities in... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/05/tesla-remotely-hacked-from-a-drone.html
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 u... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/05/identifying-the-person-behind-bitcoin-fog.html
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 c... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/friday-squid-blogging-on-squid-coloration.html
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 ... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/serous-macos-vulnerability-patched.html
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:
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 b... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/second-click-here-to-kill-everybody-sale.html
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 g... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/security-vulnerabilities-in-cellebrite.html
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 loopholes, manipulate systems, and strive for more influence, power, a... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/when-ais-start-hacking.html
Friday Squid Blogging: Squid-Shaped Bike Rack
There’s a new squid-shaped bike rack in Ballard, WA.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the ... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/friday-squid-blogging-squid-shaped-bike-rack.html
Backdoor Found in Codecov Bash Uploader
Developers have <a href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/backdoored-developer-tool-that-stole-credentials-escaped-notice-for-3-months/"... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/backdoor-found-in-codecov-bash-uploader.html
Biden Administration Imposes Sanctions on Russia for SolarWinds
On April 15, the Biden administration both formally attributed the SolarWinds... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/biden-administration-imposes-sanctions-on-russia-for-solarwinds.html
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 th... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/details-on-the-unlocking-of-the-san-bernardino-terrorists-iphone.html
Friday Squid Blogging: Blobs of Squid Eggs Found Near Norway
Divers find three-foot “blobs” — egg sacs of the squid Illex coindetii — off the coast of Norway.
As usual, you can also ... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/friday-squid-blogging-blobs-of-squid-eggs-found-near-norway.html
Cybersecurity Experts to Follow on Twitter
Security Boulevard recently listed the “Top-21 Cybersecurity Experts You Must Follow on Twitter in 2021.” I came in at... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/cybersecurity-experts-to-follow-on-twitter.html
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 <a href="https://... https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/nsa-discloses-vulnerabilities-in-microsoft-exchange.html