Information Security News
The OpenSSL project team will be releasing OpenSSL version 1.0.2g and 1.0.1s on the 1 March 2016 that fixes several high severity vulnerabilities. They are also reminding everyone that version 1.0.1 will end 31st Dec 2016.
Wireshark released updates for version 1 and 2 which fixed several bugs and vulnerabilities. There were no new features added to either version. You can view the updates for version 1 here and version 2 here.
Leif Ryge is an artist, hacker, and journalist living in Berlin. He used to tweet as @wiretapped but is on hiatus until Twitter stops suspending Tor users' accounts.
In 2014 when The Washington Post Editorial Board wrote "with all their wizardry, perhaps Apple and Google could invent a kind of secure golden key they would retain and use only when a court has approved a search warrant," the Internet ridiculed them. Many people painstakingly explained that even if there were somehow wide agreement about who would be the "right" people and governments to hold such an all-powerful capability, it would ultimately be impossible to ensure that such power wouldn't fall in to the "wrong" hands.
Yet, here is a sad joke that happens to describe the reality we presently live in: