Lost+Found: SSL, jailbreak, and blasts from the past
Too small for news, but too good to lose, Lost+Found is a compilation of the other stories that have been on The H's radar this week. In this edition: the exciting history of SSL/TLS, a UPnP exploit, analogue sounds, behind the scenes of a jailbreak, a free book, and a fond memory of Internet Explorer 6.
- SSL/TLS security has taken a few hits over the years, as summarised by Chris Meyer.
- Metasploit can now be used to attack routers with UPnP. Although the module released only works on systems with certain Supermicro mainboards (X9SCL/X9SCM), that category includes 35,000 of the 80 million responding UPnP devices around the world.
- The sweet sounds of an analogue modem captivated many of us in the past – and now it turns out they look good, too.
- Braden Thomas took a look behind the scenes of the latest iOS jailbreak. Speaking of iOS, the first spy programs compatible with iPhone 5 are being released for spying on users' children and significant others.
- Ross Anderson of the University of Cambridge, expert on (un)secure payment methods, has put the entirety of his book Security Engineering online for free.
- Do you miss Internet Explorer 6? This site will help you get over it.