Martijn Lammerts
My own digital place with a little of everything

Five-Eyes Intelligence Services Choose Surveillance Over Security

6 September 2018
The Five Eyes -- the intelligence consortium of the rich English-speaking countries (the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand) -- have issued a "Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption" where they claim their needs for surveillance outweigh everyone's needs for security and privacy. ...the increasing use and sophistication of certain encryption designs present challenges for...
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Using a Smartphone’s Microphone and Speakers to Eavesdrop on Passwords

5 September 2018
It's amazing that this is even possible: "SonarSnoop: Active Acoustic Side-Channel Attacks": Abstract: We report the first active acoustic side-channel attack. Speakers are used to emit human inaudible acoustic signals and the echo is recorded via microphones, turning the acoustic system of a smart phone into a sonar system. The echo signal can be used to profile user interaction with...
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New Book Announcement: Click Here to Kill Everybody

4 September 2018
I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book: Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World. In it, I examine how our new immersive world of physically capable computers affects our security. I argue that this changes everything about security. Attacks are no longer just about data, they now affect life and property:...
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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

31 August 2018
This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak: I'm giving a book talk on Click Here to Kill Everybody at the Ford Foundation in New York City, on September 5, 2018. The Aspen Institute's Cybersecurity & Technology Program is holding a book launch for Click Here to Kill Everybody on September 10, 2018 in...
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