Discussions about online privacy and security. Steps we can take to minimise our online footprint.
6 days ago Privacy & Security
Can a $10 Raspberry Pi break your PC’s disk encryption? Last week, a video by security researcher StackSmashing demonstrated an exploit that could break Microsoft's BitLocker drive encryption in "less than 50 seconds" using a custom PCB and a Raspberry Pi Pico. Ironically, if you're using a high-end Windows laptop, your laptop is slightly more likely to be using a dedicated external TPM chip, which means you might be vulnerable.
about a year ago Privacy & Security
Once upon a time I worked with Bruce Schneier. Yes, THAT Bruce Schneier. He held my son in his hands when he (my boy) was a newborn.
And of all the things I have learned from my time with him, one thing stands out: If it is encrypted, it can be DEcrypted. IDGAF who did the encryption - they had a professor who taught them that shit.
Another element of cyber security is hardware. Most people are clueless - even tech savvy people - about the hardware abstraction layer (HAL) and what that means to everything else. Firmware matters more than software.
I will stop there.