Security News #96: Smartphone Encryption

with @djhardb, @infosecirvin, @KaitlynGuru, @sambowne, and Alan Wennersten.

Jan 18, 2021

A discussion with Elizabeth Biddlecome, Sam Bowne, Kaitlyn Handelman, Irvin Lemus, and Alan Wennersten.

Irvin Lemus @infosecirvin

Screensaver lock by-pass via the virtual keyboard

Google cuts off other Chromium-based browsers from its Sync service

How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone's Encryption

Kaitlyn Handelman @KaitlynGuru

CVE-2020-9971 Abusing XPC Service mechanism to elevate privilege in macOS/iOS

Report: Xbox’s “instant on” feature could consume 4 billion kWh by 2025 [Updated]

After a decade, NASA’s big rocket fails its first real test

Alan Wennersten

Intel Drops Four New Processor Families at CES

Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

NSA warns against using DoH inside enterprise networks
Adopting Encrypted DNS in Enterprise Environments

Sam Bowne @sambowne

How Republicans Are Warping Reality Around the Capitol Attack

Fully Homomorphic Encryption Part One: A Gentle Intro
Fully Homomorphic Encryption Part Two: Lattice-based Crypto and the LWE Problem
Fully Homomorphic Encryption Part Three: Three Strawmans for the FHE Scheme

A QAnon ‘Digital Soldier’ Marches On, Undeterred by Theory’s Unraveling
A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon

Elizabeth Biddlecome @djhardb

EU regulator: Hackers ‘manipulated’ stolen vaccine documents

Hackers leak trucker, rail worker medical records

Aditya Singh: Man found 'living in airport for three months' over Covid fears