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The Serpent in the Sword is a paper by Lee A Jones studying early medieval pattern-welded swords.   This video shows how to create a pattern-welded sword that actually has a serpent at its core.   The sword making process while using modern tools is similar to the ones employed by anglo-saxon or viking-age smiths.
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Hi +Niels Provos ! I just sent a message to your YouTube inbox about licensing the ad space on one (or some) of your videos. Just documenting here as we are eager to work with you. Thanks!
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"The vulnerabilities, collectively called "Trident," are patched in iOS version 9.3.5. They include CVE-2016-4655, Memory Corruption in Webkit, CVE-2016-4656, Information leak in Kernel, and CVE-2016-4657, Kernel Memory corruption leads to Jailbreak."
Already rolled into the Pegasus spyware product and used to target social activists, the vulnerabilities are fixed in iOS 9.3.5.
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Jim is offering new Blacksmithing classes, e.g. Forging Norwegian Style Laminated Knife Blades, Introduction to Blacksmithing: Viking Era Ironwork, Forge Your Own Tongs, etc.

Don't miss out.
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"That’s partly because falling victim to a QuadRoot attack requires downloading a malicious app. Zacuto says that while Google is generally very good at keeping malware out of the Google Play store, the practice of sideloading apps from untrusted sources could leave plenty of devices at risk, especially in regions outside of the US where the practice is more common."
QuadRooter isn't just a vulnerability. It's a reminder of how hard it is to keep Android safe.
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What. I remember a summercon talk about how to get around bouncer.
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"Our goal is to have fuzz testing for every component of Chrome where fuzzing is applicable, and we hope all Chromium developers and external security researchers will contribute to this effort."
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"Among the changes, Facebook will be able to use a person’s phone number to improve other Facebook-operated services, such as making new Facebook friend suggestions, or better-tailored advertising, WhatsApp added. It said the data-sharing would also be used to fight spam text messages across its service."
The mobile messaging service, which Facebook bought in 2014, says it will disclose users’ phone numbers and analytics data.
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Swordsmithing Saturday continues work on my most complex pattern-welded sword yet.
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"The Shadow Brokers have caught the eye of security professionals following the launch of an apparent "auction" where NSA exploits and software is up for grabs.

This week, the alleged hacking group said that they managed to steal a cache of exploits used by Equation, believed to have ties to the US National Security Agency (NSA)."
Whether the auction is truly placing the NSA-tied Equation Group's exploit tools for sale or whether this is an elaborate hoax is still unknown.
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Sneak preview for a new video next week at https://www.youtube.com/user/mintwart
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"Every week, Google Safe Browsing generates over 60 million warnings to help users avoid installing unwanted software--that’s more than 3x the number of warnings we show for malware. Many of these warnings appear when users unwittingly download software bundles laden with several additional applications, a business model known as pay-per-install that earns up to $1.50 for each successful install. Recently, we finished the first in-depth investigation with NYU Tandon School of Engineering into multiple pay-per-install networks and the unwanted software families purchasing installs. The full report, which you can read here, will be presented next week at the USENIX Security Symposium."
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  • 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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