Happy holidays from your security news friends! As a special gift, we got you this analysis of the Resistance’s tactical shortcomings in The Last Jedi. And so much more!
The US this week officially pinned this year’s devastating WannaCry ransomware attack on North Korea, after the security community had largely come to that same conclusion months ago. But in doing so, White House cybersecurity guru Tom Bossert failed to mention that the NSA shared some of that culpability; it was the intelligence agency’s EternalBlue tool, after all, that enabled WannaCry’s unprecedented spread.
We also took a look at Haven, Edward Snowden’s new app, which turns a burner Android smartphone into a home security system, by using its accelerometer and other sensors to check for vibrations, changes in light, or other indicators that someone might be invading your physical space when you’re not there.