Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December InfoSec Links



NSA and Government
Shame on Feinstein: There is a cost to surveillance.
http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/2013/12/shame_on_feinstein_co.php?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer54e85&utm_medium=twitter
RSA took $10mil to backdoor their crypto libraries.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/20/us-usa-security-rsa-idUSBRE9BJ1C220131220
EFF reviews how the CFAA ruined lives and slowed innovation out of fear:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/12/2013-review-tragedy-brings-cfaa-spotlight
Getting the ungettable: The NSA's Tailored Access Operations Unit
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-nsa-uses-powerful-toolbox-in-effort-to-spy-on-global-networks-a-940969-2.html
Backdoors R Us: NSA's backdoor catalog
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/catalog-reveals-nsa-has-back-doors-for-numerous-devices-a-940994.html
Practical Tamper-evident Techniques
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/12/better-data-security-nail-polish/


Security and Cool Exploits
Via Chavaukin: 10 things Security should stop doing in 2014
http://blog.anitian.com/2014-stop-doing/
Acoustic cracking of PGP keys.  Fantasy attack made real:
http://www.cs.tau.ac.il/~tromer/acoustic/
SD Card Hacking
http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=3554

Target Breach Madness
International cards and those associated with a zip code fetch a premium:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/12/non-us-cards-used-at-target-fetch-premium/
Putting a face on the Target breach:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/12/whos-selling-credit-cards-from-target/
Target's faster checkout system explained:
http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-new-instantaneous-payment-system-being-used-at-Target
All PINs in the world leaked! (Tongue in Cheek)
http://pastebin.com/2qbRKh3R

Also hilarious: What happens when the common folk get a glimpse at the code behind:
https://twitter.com/neave/status/415533230579019777/photo/1
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