Flaws of a single ecosystem

The post is triggered by the recent leak of celebrity nude photos. Apple has claimed that the iCloud ecosystem is secure and the leak was the result of targeted attempts. Nevertheless, they eventually decided to tighten the security of the ecosystem. This is not an isolated incident as I ...

Please hack me

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Problems with Distributed Architecture

As reported here, a bitcoin mining pool has contributed 51% of total hashing output which theoretically allows them to double spend bitcoins or to deny other miner's transactions. I am not an expert at bitcoins but it appears that the distributed architecture is a crucial feature in ensuring ...

Cheat And Win - Samsung SSD Contest

The "Fastest Game On Earth" contest is similar in concept to the SoC quiz. Every time you "catch an SSD", you get an additional chance to win an SSD. With unlimited entries, all we need to do is to replay the packet again and again. So what safeguards are in place this time? The application is ...

New Form of DDoS

I was always hesitant to use pay-as-you-use services like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google App Engine for fear that the cost might spiral out of control if I turn out to be the target of a DDos attack. I did eventually try out app engine, but only because it was possible not to link a ...