Infosec Decoded #77: Taproot

with @djhardb, @infosecirvin, @KaitlynGuru, @sambowne, and Alan Wennersten.

Nov 16, 2021

A discussion with Elizabeth Biddlecome, Sam Bowne, Kaitlyn Handelman, Irvin Lemus, and Alan Wennersten.

Irvin Lemus @infosecirvin

Windows 10 is a security disaster waiting to happen. How will Microsoft clean up its mess?

PSA: Apple isn’t actually patching all the security holes in older versions of macOS

You shall not pinch to zoom: Rittenhouse trial judge disallows basic iPad feature
Nvidia Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS)

Alan Wennersten

Hackers fire off hoax email messages from FBI account after exploiting misconfigured server

Researchers Demonstrate New Fingerprinting Attack on Tor Encrypted Traffic

DDR4 memory protections are broken wide open by new Rowhammer technique

Sam Bowne @sambowne

Taproot, Bitcoin’s Long-Anticipated Upgrade, Has Activated
Last quarter, a record-breaking $11 billion worth of NFTs were sold across multiple blockchains
A DAO is trying to buy a rare print of the US Constitution
DeFi exploits total $680 million so far in 2021
C 523: zk-SNARKs

Pfizer signs license agreement to allow broader global access to its experimental Covid-19 antiviral pill

U.S. Republicans move to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

Beaver Moon lunar eclipse 2021: When, where and how to see it on Nov. 19

Kaitlyn Handelman @KaitlynGuru

Space station crew takes cover as Russia blows up a satellite, creates debris hazard
Russia dismisses U.S. criticism of anti-satellite weapons test

macOS Monterey has a serious memory leak problem, and the cause has been found

Vizio’s profit on ads, subscriptions, and data is double the money it makes selling TVs