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Infosec Decoded Season 3 #47: REDACTED

With @kaitlynguru@infosec.exchange and @sambowne@infosec.exchange

June 16, 2023

Sam Bowne

Hackers can steal cryptographic keys by video-recording power LEDs 60 feet away

China gives green light to nuclear reactor that burns thorium – a fuel that could power the country for 20,000 years
Thorium - World Nuclear Association
Thorium-based nuclear power - Wikipedia

The intriguing correlation between earthquakes and cosmic radiation

Biden should pardon Trump. Really. (no paywall)

Flat-earthers are overconfident about their own scientific knowledge but exhibit low scientific literacy, study finds. 18% of people are not sure the Earth is round.

Kaitlyn Handelman

Trio of scientists at Wuhan lab named as REDACTED’s ‘patients zero’ after conducting ‘risky virus research’
FBI director Wray said the FBI believes that REDACTED probably originated from a "potential lab incident" in Wuhan (from Feb)
U.S. controls on experiments with supercharged pathogens have been undercut despite lab-leak concerns - Washington Post (from 2021, no paywall)

Sweeping new law will force replaceable batteries on smartphones

Mercedes is bringing ChatGPT into its cars