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Indistinguishability Obfuscation

Quanta magazine recently published a breathless article on indistinguishability obfuscation — calling it the “‘crown jewel’ of cryptography” — and saying that it had finally been achieved, based on a recently published paper. I want…

Symantec Reports on Cicada APT Attacks against Japan

Symantec is reporting on an APT group linked to China, named Cicada. They have been attacking organizations in Japan and elsewhere. Cicada has historically been known to target Japan-linked organizations, and has also targeted MSPs…

Detecting Phishing Emails

Research paper: Rick Wash, “How Experts Detect Phishing Scam Emails“: Abstract: Phishing scam emails are emails that pretend to be something they are not in order to get the recipient of the email to undertake…

The US Military Buys Commercial Location Data

Vice has a long article about how the US military buys commercial location data worldwide. The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has…

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