Advent calendar season
Avast open-sources their decompiler
It has been X many days since last TLS disaster
Microsoft Quantum Development Kit
AP Christmas Tree
Dude destroys tons of equipment, points out internet is broken.
Amazingly, the ISP didn't try to cover up the outage as some kind of network issue, power spike or a bad firmware upgrade. They didn't lie to their customers at all. Instead, they promptly published a press release about their modems having been vulnerable which allowed their customers to assess their potential risk exposure. What did the most honest ISP in the world get for its laudable transparency? Sadly it got little more than criticism and bad press. It's still the most depressing case of 'why we can't have nice things' to me, and probably the main reason for why 99% of security mistakes get covered up and the actual victims get left in the dark. Too often 'responsible disclosure' simply becomes a euphemism for 'coverup.'
Send Crypto People Tulips
Like shorting the market, but funnier