This article from the Association of Computing Machinery and written by no less than Paul Vixie. It is a detailed review of the basic facts of the Internet being smart at the edge and dumb in the middle. By design, the Internet core is stupid, and the edge is smart. This design decision has enabled […]
The Network Time Foundation published this blog post on the problem and solution of the NTP reflection attacks which is a classic case of a “tragedy of the commons”. If everyone involved has done what was right for the community, the situation would never have occurred. If the fix is that easy, why isn’t it […]
A few months back, Der Spiegel published a carefully selected cache of documents about the NSA Exploit Kits used to compromise a wide range of commercial network and security hardware and software. I haven’t seen anyone discussing the implications for commercial espionage. NSA Exploit Catalog A few months back, Der Spiegel published a carefully selected […]
Manav breaks down the OSPF vulnerability from Black Hat 2013 and confirms that it practical and viable failure of the OSPF protocol. So it was with certain skepticism that i started looking at yet another OSPF vulnerability exposed by Gabi, again at Black Hat. Its only when i started delving deep into the attack vector […]
The report shows strong evidence that very specific prefixes were hijacked and diverted to countries where legal jurisdiction could be reasonably assumed to be weak. Renesys does not say which prefixes were hijacked but consider hijacking a corporate PI space and capturing a copy of all the email to & from a large company (email […]
This site displays a list a DDOS attacks that are happening at any time. This graphic shows a 300Gbps DDOS in the United States that lasted for six days. Fascinating (and a reminder that you can’t handle DDOS on your enterprise WAN connection). Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS attacks […]
The announcement is a major change in Cisco Security strategy and perspective and, I think, a promising step forward: From a strategic standpoint, we will focus on a “threat-centric” security model moving forward – meaning that we will put a heavier focus on the threats themselves versus policy or controls. Given the fast-changing threat landscape, […]
Although yet to be confirmed, the Chaos Computer Club have been able to circumvent the fingerprint reader on an iPhone.
Big Deal. Big Hoopy Doo Deal. Golf Claps for the Kleva Kids.
Let me explain. The idea of retina or finger print scanning for any serious security application has long been discredited but not for the reasons that most people expect.
Bruce Schneier has been reviewing documents from Snowden and believes that all security platforms have been compromised by governments : Be suspicious of commercial encryption software, especially from large vendors. My guess is that most encryption products from large US companies have NSA-friendly back doors, and many foreign ones probably do as well. It’s prudent […]