DigiNotar Breach Notes

Some folk have asked me for more details about the DigiNotar breach after my brief appearance on Al Jazeera this morning. So here are the notes I prepared for the segment. Links at the bottom. Background web security certificates are digital IDs issued by companies entrusted with making sure they are given to the right …

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MyDoom Is Smart, The Internet Is Dumb

The MyDoom virus appears to be bigger than SoBig. But for me the problem has not been MyDoom, but the dumb traffic it has created. MyDoom spoofs the From field in the emails it creates to spread, so that anyone receiving a virus-laden email will not know, in most cases, who it comes from. This …

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