News of the week

Some news of this week that caught my eye:

  • A claim for a new “indestructible” rootkit: BadBIOS: true or advertisement? See here.
  • Lavabit and Silent Circle join forces in the Dark Mail Alliance to create a really secure end-to-end email service. See here.
  • Amazon will build a 600M USD cloud for the CIA, IBM is not too happy about that… See here.
  • Bitcoin “crisis” and the advent of Litecoin, what is it going on in the world of online currencies? See here for a report and here for the latest news.