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Security Bits — 27 December 2020 – Oblivious DNS over HTTPS or ODoH

Deep Dive — Cloudflare & Apple add Privacy to Secure DNS with ODoH Cloudflare, Apple, & hosting company Fastly have collaborated to create a new secure and private DNS specification that extends DNS over HTTPS (DoH). They’ve both released the spec, and released sample implementations of the various components in Ruby and Go. The Problem […]

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Security Bits — 20 December 2020 – SolarWinds, Apple’s Tracking Transparency

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Listener Thomas Cooper Question — Is TikTok a National Security Threat? TL;DR — nope We got some listener feedback asking about the US’s proposed ban on TikTok on national security grounds. This is very […]

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Security Bits — 22 November 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 Allison mentioned the RIAA’s attack on the youtube-dl open source YouTube downloader library in a previous show. GitHub have now reversed their decision to uphold the RIAA’s DMCA takedown requests — daringfireball.net/… related: […]

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Security Bits — 8 November 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Connecting COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Across Europe is Starting to Work — www.macobserver.com/… Deadline is December 8 for App Store Privacy Labels — www.macobserver.com/… Apple will require privacy “nutrition labels” from developers starting December […]

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Security Bits — 25 October 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. COVID 19 Apps Update 🇺🇸 Apple updates COVID-19 app with new questions and recommendations — www.imore.com/… 🇺🇸 Washington D.C. Rolls Out App-Free COVID-19 Tracking System — www.macobserver.com/… Zoom Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption for Video […]

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Security Bits — 10 October 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Social Media Updates Facebook bans QAnon across its platforms — www.nbcnews.com/… Instagram has improved it’s anti-bullying protections a little — about.instagram.com/… Deep Dive — T2 Jailbreak Update – The Other Shoe Drops Last week […]

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Security Bits — 4 October 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. COVID apps continue to roll out 🇺🇸 Pennsylvania launches contact tracing app built on Apple and Google tech — www.imore.com/… 🇬🇧 (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿) — NHS COVID-19 app released in England and Wales — www.imore.com/… […]

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Security Bits — 30 August 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 Pennsylvania has announced plans to release an Apple/Google-based COVID app in September — www.imore.com/… Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing? 9to5mac.com/… 🇦🇺 Australia’s non-Google/Apple COVID app […]

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