Attribution is hard. Out of all the digital forensic disciplines, it is probably the hardest. Digital forensics is nothing like what you see on TV – on so-called cyber-CSI shows, the investigator types in a few magical keystrokes and evidence comes flooding out of the completely unlocked computer. A few more keystrokes and a magical […]

So the FBI has come out and said it. North Korea was behind the Sony hack. With some pretty strongly worded rhetoric, they lay out exactly why they feel confident enough to lay the blame for this criminal act at the doorstep of a foreign nation.  Finally, they express their deep concern about how these […]

Everyone seems to be eager to pin the blame for the Sony hack on North Korea. However, I think it’s unlikely. Here’s why:1. The broken English looks deliberately bad and doesn’t exhibit any of the classic comprehension mistakes you actually expect to see in “Konglish”. i.e it reads to me like an English speaker pretending […]

Just a day ago, without any clues that something was amiss, Truecrypt – arguably one of the worlds most popular encryption applications announced that it was no longer safe for people to use it. Instead the developers advised users to immediately begin looking for an alternative. to facilitate this they released a new version of […]

The mechanisms for naming systems connected to the Internet make up the very foundation on which the rest of the Internet is built — whoever controls this capability controls the Internet. Yesterday NTIA announced their intent to transfer control of Internet naming functions to the “global multistakeholder community” and tasked ICANN with defining what this […]

Its been a while since I have put anything up here. I should probably do something about that.

Wired has updated their article on the Keylogger Virus that has affected some of the US Airforce’s critical infrastructure spreading so pervasively as to even reach the command and control systems of the US UAV fleet. The US Airforce has now gone on record insisting that the malware was “more of a nuisance” than it […]