Welcome to UnsafeBits, a blog discussing the latest in security research and documenting the ongoing development by cybercriminals of techniques to compromise and control the computers of the unwary.
Hacking and security research have always been about the journey, not the destination. In this, I hope to be your tour guide into the world of academic research, corporate development and criminal exploration of a variety of facets of computer security.
While many blogs will link to interesting bits of news, I hope to bring you original interviews and information on the latest research, illuminating the stories behind the data. In many ways, this will be a reporter’s notebook, delivering content that will delve deeper into the latest research than news articles would typically venture.
For the next few week, I plan to peer into the research that will be presented next week in Las Vegas at the Black Hat Conference and the following DEFCON hacking conference.
Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks
One insider says the company’s current staffing isn’t able to sustain the platform.
Technology that lets us “speak” to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready?
Digital clones of the people we love could forever change how we grieve.
How to befriend a crow
I watched a bunch of crows on TikTok and now I'm trying to connect with some local birds.
Starlink signals can be reverse-engineered to work like GPS—whether SpaceX likes it or not
Elon said no thanks to using his mega-constellation for navigation. Researchers went ahead anyway.
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