+++ date = "2017-07-02T04:28:00Z" description = "This week covers a wormholes, Facebook on AWS and more." shorttitle = "Facebook on AWS, Petya, Nyancat & more" slug = "12" title = "Issue #12: Facebook on AWS, Petya, Nyancat & more" tags = [ "Facebook", "Flask", "Google", "Let's Encrypt", "politics", "AWS", "Ransomware", "Petya" ]
Happy Sunday everyone! More ransomeware fallout from Petya this week, along with some milestones for Let's Encrypt.
Magic Wormhole is a neat little tool by GitHub user warner. Magic Wormhole provides a binary/library to send arbitrary-sized files and directories (or short pieces of text) from one computer to another. Decentralised using relays its a neat little tool to get files from one place to another.
Kicking off this week of articles with some interesting speculation on whether it would be possible to host Facebook on AWS.
I'm giving these articles its own little section since there were so many people covering it.
Microsoft have done a full analytics of Petya on tech net which is a great place to start although it is heavily technical, continue below for a thinner rundown.
This post by Binary Defense goes into what happens once you've been struck, how it goes about infecting its target and how to protect yourself.
Exciting times for Let's Encrypt as they've now deployed 100 million certificates and hit 58% encrypted web!
In political news, the US DOJ has asked the supreme courts to overturn two rulings by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in its decision that Microsoft didn't need to hand over communications stored in foreign data centres. (Source)