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Russia’s SolarWinds Attack

Recent news articles have all been talking about the massive Russian cyberattack against the United States, but that’s wrong on two accounts. It wasn’t a cyberattack in international relations terms, it was espionage. And the…

Cellebrite Can Break Signal

Cellebrite announced that it can break Signal. (Note that the company has heavily edited its blog post, but the original — with lots of technical details — was saved by the Wayback Machine.) News article.…

Friday Squid Blogging: Christmas Squid Memories

Stuffed squid for Christmas Eve. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here.Read more: schneier.com

How China Uses Stolen US Personnel Data

Interesting analysis of China’s efforts to identify US spies: By about 2010, two former CIA officials recalled, the Chinese security services had instituted a sophisticated travel intelligence program, developing databases that tracked flights and passenger…

2020 in review: July to December

Welcome to the second part of our cyber security review of 2020, in which we look back at the biggest stories from July to December. You can read the first part here >> July With…

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Authentication Failure

This is a weird story of a building owner commissioning an artist to paint a mural on the side of his building — except that he wasn’t actually the building’s owner. The fake landlord met…