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.
For years, security experts have warned governments that national ID schemes, ID Data stockpiles and other systems that harvest and store large volumes of sensitive personal information are high risk targets that can and will become the object of criminal desire. Israel has learnt about this the the hard way. In a classic demonstration of […]