Word of the Week
Covid 19 – a shortcut to “Surveillance Capitalism”?
How weaponizing disinformation can bring down a city’s power grid
Word of the Week Special
“API Security 2020”
“3 Secure Moments: A Tranquil Trio of Security Haiku”
Placid poems to quiet the infosec pro’s harried mind. (Or placid, by infosec standards.)
On Cyber Space
Cyberspace in space,
bits floating in the abyss;
Who can hack the stars?
On Pandemic Cybercrime
In the pandemic
Lures dangled just out of reach.
Names stolen for cures.
I miss coffee shops.
Cozy VPN tunnels,
Work on caffeine clouds.
Thanks to Javan
Thanks to Marek
Thanks to Ben
Crypto challenge of the week
Forget TikTok. China’s Powerhouse App Is WeChat, and Its Power Is Sweeping
A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it
“Yourefired” was Donald Trump’s Twitter password, claim hackers
After a tantalizing discovery at Venus, what could an astrobiology mission look like?
Book of the month
Security Engineering (coming in December 2020, draft available)
Comic of the week
##Some OWASP stuff first