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There and Back Again

In a word, "re-identification," or "There and Back Again." (via TR) No hack needed: Anonymisation beaten with a dash of SQL / https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/18/no_hack_needed_anonymisation_beaten_with_a_dash_of_sql/

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Old Fashion Attacks

Everything that's old is new again: (via ARS) 1998 attack that messes with sites’ secret crypto keys is back in a big way / https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/12/a-worrying-number-of-sites-remain-open-to-major-crypto-flaw-from-1998/

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Considered An Act Of War

Formal draft declaration: (via IS) EU to Declare Cyber-Attacks “Act of War” / https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/eu-to-declare-cyber-attacks-act-of/

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Bad Rabbit

Hopping through Europe: (via ZDNet) Bad Rabbit: Ten things you need to know about the latest ransomware outbreak / http://www.zdnet.com/article/bad-rabbit-ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-latest-ransomware-outbreak/

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Access Denied

Frustrating forensic investigations: (via BBC) FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices / http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41721354


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