The TX Power value in the metadata in the beacon of the GAEN protocol
used by the corona/contact tracing app allows for attackers to
influence risk-score calculations in their favor, the same metadata
can also be used to deanonymize diagnosed users based on the type of
phone they are using.
Radically Open Security's CEO Melanie Rieback was featured in the Dutch newspaper "Volkskrant" in an article "The Honest Hacker" by journalist Gerard Janssen. In the article she talks about cybersecurity, collaboration and transparency about the methods used.
Let's talk a bit on how we found it. One of our customers commissioned a
test of their infrastructure. On of their systems was running the
Crashplan backup server from Code42,
and we found a remote code execution possibility. As luck …
Many people are aware of it by now: protect yourself when you go online! This is especially important for journalists and activists, who are regularly targeted by parties who hope to keep the public in the dark. Protecting your sources, colleagues and yourself from prying eyes is of vital importance. But for many people it is not that easy to set up the tools and take the required measures. This is where NetaidKit comes into play.
Radically Open Security has been busy this past month, presenting at conferences and teaching courses/workshops throughout the Netherlands, and Europe! Here is an overview of our activities in October.
Today I’m excited to let everyone know about a new project to create useful open-source things for the whole community. We’ve been engaged by the Internet Protection Lab - a collaboration between Free Press Unlimited, Hivos and Greenhost - dedicated to preserving press freedom and access to information worldwide. The Internet Protection Lab has asked Radically Open Security to help create technology that allows journalists and activists to connect to the internet safely in an easy way, and we need your help!
Radically Open Security's CEO Melanie Rieback was featured in Dutch newspaper "NRC Handelsblad" in an article "Leave the hacking to the women" by journalist Laura Wismans, talking about the need for female role models in cyber defense.