Outstanding screed, penned by Andrew Metcalf and Christopher Barber, and published via Small Wars Journal, details, perhaps for the first time publicly, a well-reasoned, rational and deployable methodology focused on tactical work within the electronic warfare realm. Entitled 'Tactical Cyber: How to Move Forward' and deemed today's' MustRead. If by chance, you examine any document today, read Messrs. Metcalf and Barbers' output...
iOS 8, that is... Apparently, Apple Inc.'s (NasdaqGS: AAPL) soon-to-be-released iOS 8, shows' evidence of significant attack surface minimization (e.g., File Relay, also known as com.apple.mobile.file_relay - the service that permits data egress via WiFi is now protected from, at least, easy attacks) . Jonathan Zdziarski's white paper informs us of the necessity to curtail iOS paths of data exfiltration, and such. Today's Must Read.
"File Relay (com.apple.mobile.file_relay) was the service responsible to causing the biggest potential privacy threat, by dumping large amounts of personal data from the device and bypassing the user’s backup encryption password. The file relay service is now guarded. While the service still exists, all attempts to extract data from it will fail with a permission denied error" -via the Jonathan Zdziarski Blog
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), brings the astonishing capability to add 10KW+ of photonic energy to the warfighter's arsenal; now, with the functionality to lase in high particulate per square meter fog. A development effort between The Boeing Company and the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), and monikered the HEL MD, will surely be miniaturized, dependent of course, upon physics for it's size and the device's coefficient of energy.
Today's MustRead - via the inimitable Brian Krebs at Krebs on Security - targets the nefarious Dread Pirate Roberts. Allegedly the Master of the Silk Road, and the ramifications to the configuration of the sites' conceptually flawed CAPTCHA configuration (utilizing data from the open interweb, rather than the apparently less-than-dark web). Enjoy!
Perhaps a good idea for the Nigerians. Nevertheless, it is doubtful the Nigerian spammers will be hampered by the newly implemented national ID system... The interesting news, of course was announced via a press release, is the assistance bestowed on the Federal Republic of Nigeria by MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) .