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"More than 1,500 scraps of silver gilt foil from the Staffordshire hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure, including strips stamped with designs of warriors and beasts and other fragments the size of a fingernail, are being pieced together by archaeologists and conservators into a warrior’s helmet of international importance – as it is one of only five ever found."
Anglo-Saxon headgear reconstructed from more than 1,500 pieces as £400,000 grant is announced to fund further work on the treasure
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"The NSA developed a plan to deliver malware through Google and Samsung app stores, according to newly published documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept. The documents details a program called IRRITANT HORN, which delivers malware by intercepting web traffic to and from mobile application servers. One slide details Samsung's update protocol, while another pinpoints the Google Play servers in France, used to deliver updates to phones throughout northern Africa."
The NSA developed a plan to deliver malware through Google and Samsung app stores, according to newly published documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept. The documents...
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Which is precisely why ten years ago, Markus, Bill and I wrote: Diffie-Hellman group exchange for the secure shell (SSH) transport layer protocol. RFC 4419, Mar. 2006. One of the goals was to prevent single DH parameters from becoming too popular :-)

"Diffie-Hellman key exchange is a popular cryptographic algorithm that allows Internet protocols to agree on a shared key and negotiate a secure connection. It is fundamental to many protocols including HTTPS, SSH, IPsec, SMTPS, and protocols that rely on TLS.

We have uncovered several weaknesses in how Diffie-Hellman key exchange has been deployed:..."
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In the US, can not someone hold a vendor financially responsible  for ignoring a public warning?  By repute, Americans can sue anyone...
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Summary:A multitude of technology firms hope to stop legislation which would allow law enforcement access to data stored in mobile devices.
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We don't want to spy on you, we're just going to spy on you.
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Introduction I currently own a Formlabs Form 1+, a LulzBot Taz 5, a Printrbot Simple, and a FlashForge Creator Pro. I have also played with numerous other 3D printers, including a MakerGear M2, the original MakerBot Replicators, some of the newer Replicators, and many others. Of all the 3D printers I have had the opportunity …
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"Microsoft began blocking programs that prevent or limit users from viewing or modifying browser features or settings late last year. Starting June 1, the tech giant will take the next step, detecting software that prevents users from changing default search engines and home pages. Microsoft will also move to classify as malicious programs that attempt to circumvent consent dialogue boxes on June 1 as well."
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"In his remarks, Mr. Obama warned that the bulk collection program was not the only authority that would expire this weekend if the Senate did not act by Sunday."
With the U.S.A. Patriot Act set to expire, the president urged lawmakers to act, but passage of a bill appeared unlikely.
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“You have a whole range of authorities that are also embodied in the Patriot Act that are noncontroversial, that everybody agrees are necessary to keep us safe and secure,” Mr. Obama said.

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"The proposal would modify rules added to the Wassenaar Arrangement in 2013 that limit the export of technologies related to intrusion and traffic inspection.

The definition of intrusion software would also encompass “proprietary research on the vulnerabilities and exploitation of computers and network-capable devices,” the proposal said."
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"However, on 6 June 2014 – just weeks after the compaint was filed – the government quietly introduced legislation as part of the Serious Crime Bill 2015 that provides a new exemption to the Computer Misuse Act, allowing law enforcement and GCHQ to hack without criminal liability."
British intelligence officers are now exempt from prosecution for hacking under the Computer Misuse Act, under new legislation slipped through 'under the radar'
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Leaked texts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement's “Intellectual Property” chapter confirm our worst fears: Big Content companies are pushing extreme copyright provisions in a secret trade deal that would put restrictive controls on the Internet.
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Education
  • University of Michigan
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2003
  • Universität Hamburg
    Mathematik, 1992 - 1998
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Niels Provos received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2003, where he studied experimental and theoretical aspects of computer and network security. He is one of the OpenSSH creators and known for his security work on OpenBSD. He developed Honeyd, a popular open source honeypot platform; SpyBye, a client honeypot that helps web masters to detect malware on their web pages; and many other tools such as Systrace and Stegdetect. He is a member of the Honeynet Project and an active contributor to open source projects. Provos is currently employed as distinguished engineer at Google, Inc. When not working with computers, he forges steel into swords.
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