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Microsoft Improves Windows Security with a Path to Move Off NTLM

NTLM is a simple and straightforward authentication method for connecting to applications on enterprise servers, but it’s also outdated and insecure. Despite that, NLTM is still widely used, partly because of inertia but also because the preferred replacement Kerberos doesn’t currently cope with some important scenarios. Now Microsoft plans to . . . Read more

S3 Ep147: What if you type in your password during a meeting?

by Paul Ducklin SNOOPING ON MEMORY, KEYSTROKES AND CRYPTOCOINS No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. You can listen to us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere that good podcasts are found. Or . . . Read more

Could C2PA Cryptography be the Key to Fighting AI-Driven Misinformation?

Adobe, Arm, Intel, Microsoft and Truepic put their weight behind C2PA, an alternative to watermarking AI-generated content. Image: Sascha/Adobe Stock With generative AI proliferating throughout the enterprise software space, standards are still being created at both governmental and organizational levels for how to use it. One of these standards is . . . Read more

S3 Ep145: Bugs With Impressive Names!

by Paul Ducklin ONE WEEK, TWO BWAINS Apple patches two zero-days, one for a second time. How a 30-year-old cryptosystem got cracked. All your secret are belong to Zenbleed. Remembering those dodgy PC/Mac ads. No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and . . . Read more

Microsoft hit by Storm season – a tale of two semi-zero days

by Paul Ducklin At the tail-end of last week, Microsoft published a report entitled Analysis of Storm-0558 techniques for unauthorized email access. In this rather dramatic document, the company’s security team revealed the background to a previously unexplained hack in which data including email text, attachments and more were accessed: . . . Read more

S3 Ep137: 16th century crypto skullduggery

by Paul Ducklin IT’S HARDER THAN YOU THINK No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. You can listen to us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and anywhere that good podcasts are found. Or . . . Read more