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Showing posts from February, 2021

The DNS Camel

This led me to propose a last-minute talk to the DNSOP Working Group, which I tentatively called ‘ The DNS Camel, or, how many features can we add to this protocol before it breaks ’. This ended up on the agenda as ‘The DNS Camel’ (with no further explanation), which intrigued everyone greatly. I want to thank DNSOP chairs Suzanne and Tim for accommodating my talk, which was submitted at the last moment!

16 Steps to Securing Your Data (and Life)

Attackers look for the path of least resistance. Recently, that path has shifted from enterprise networks to you and your devices for two reasons. First, as we have built more secure software and systems, it has made it harder to attack enterprise networks. At the same time, we have started to access more sensitive information, both personal and professional, on our phones. Read the article here .

16 Minutes #53 Anatomy of a Hack: SolarWinds and Ripples Beyond

 In this special “3x”-long episode of our (otherwise shortform) news analysis show 16 Minutes — past such 2-3X explainer episodes have covered section 230 , Tiktok , GPT-3 , the opioid crisis , more — we cover the SolarWinds hack , one of the largest (if not the largest!) publicly known hacks of all time… and the ripple effects are only now starting to be revealed. Just this week, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency shared ( as reported in the Wall Street Journal) that approximately 30% of both private-sector and government victims linked to the hack had no direct connection to SolarWinds. So who was compromised, do they even know, can they even know?!


Bastillion is a web-based SSH console that centrally manages administrative access to systems. Web-based administration is combined with management and distribution of user's public SSH keys. Key management and administration is based on profiles assigned to defined users.