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Chapcrack and CloudCracker

Some of the biggest news that came out of DEFCON 20 was coverage of Moxie Marlinspike’s latest evisceration of MS-CHAPv2. There are papers dating back to 1999 describing weaknesses in MS-CHAPv2, Microsoft’s “updated” version of their original challenge/response system for authentication. The scheme’s weakness described briefly: a Server sends a Client a 16 byte challenge, […]

Nothing new under the sun

The first thing that comes to my mind when reading all the “Twitter Terrorists” news headlines this week is that one of the investors in one of the 250 Twitter clones is friends with someone in the US Army’s 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, or at the Federation of American Scientists. Or maybe it was just […]

Full Disk Encryption

The US Government is in the process of doing a product comparison to select a solution (or solutions) for full disk encryption after last year’s mandate. Full disk encryption has advantages over file-based encryption, including non-selectively encrypting the whole disk, including system and boot partitions. Very useful toward the devaluation of data in the event […]