Kind of good news: Senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul teamed up to squash the Patriot Act extension. It’s going to expire on June 1st unless another vote is called on the 31st. The USA Freedom Act (which I think is good?) unfortunately didn’t make it through Senate, either.
Objected to extending the Patriot Act #EndThisDragnet
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) May 23, 2015
Regarding the Logjam vulnerability that I mentioned last week, if you’ve got a cloud server and you’re generating new Diffie-Hellman parameters, make sure you’ve got good random numbers! Digital Ocean has advice on generating sufficient random data on cloud servers. The short version is that you should be running haveged on all of your servers.
Regarding #LOGJAM, I wonder how many people are generating new 2048 bit primes on virtual machines with bad RNG right now.
— David Holmes (@dholmesf5) May 22, 2015