Welcome to the regular networking and cybersecurity newsletter! This time we are taking a look at the articles and materials published between August 24 and 30, 2020.
"With the 5.8 release tagging on August 2, 20201 , and with the merge window for 5.9 now complete, over a million commits of recorded Linux Kernel history are available to analyze from the last 29 years. This report looks back through the history of the Linux kernel and the impact of some of the best practices and tooling infrastructure that has emerged to enable one of the largest software collaborations known. The 5.8 kernel set several records2, so there are no signs of development slowing down."
"This is the first post in a series that will try to summarize recent (~10 years) advancements in the area of IPv6 security, not only discussing such advancements but also describing the context in which such work was carried out."
"At TSMC’s annual Technology Symposium, the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer detailed characteristics of its future 3nm process node as well as laying out a roadmap for 5nm successors in the form of N5P and N4 process nodes."
"At the height of his cybercriminal career, the hacker known as “Hieupc” was earning $125,000 a month running a bustling identity theft service that siphoned consumer dossiers from some of the world’s top data brokers. That is, until his greed and ambition played straight into an elaborate snare set by the U.S. Secret Service. Now, after more than seven years in prison Hieupc is back in his home country and hoping to convince other would-be cybercrooks to use their computer skills for good."
"What some may not know is that Netflix Open Connect infrastructure has been IPv6 capable since 2012. That said, there is little information on how much traffic actually travels over it compared to IPv4, or its quality. So, to measure this, we at the Technical University of Munich, in collaboration with SamKnows, actively measured Netflix content delivery from roughly 100 dual-stack SamKnows probes deployed around the globe between July 2016 and April 2019."
Several interesting academic papers this week:
Replication: Why We Still Can’t Browse in Peace: On the Uniqueness and Reidentifiability of Web Browsing Histories
Repository of the week - CyberChef
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