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3D Printing ‘Encryption’ to Hide Contraband Objects Seems Really Overhyped

Tl;dr Yesterday, on Forbes.com, this article ran about using ‘encryption’ to hide contraband objects in 3D printer blueprints. I think this claim is designed to incite moral panic, and is also an incorrect one. Centrally, distribution channels for contraband already exist online, and this so-called ‘encryption’ will add no value to that ecosystem. The central claim […]

“Cyber” Attacks on America’s Pipelines

Disclaimer: I am not a security expert. However, this guy is, and he posted that story just about a week before this one hit the net-waves. Summary: DHS has issued a statement saying that what they suspect was a single entity made a bunch of so-called ‘spear-phishing’ attacks at companies that control oil pipelines. It […]