Kaminsky: The internet is germ-ridden and it’s time to sterilize it

Black Hat Dan Kaminsky, the savior of DNS and chief scientist for White Ops, has used the opening keynote of Black Hat 2016 to outline three technologies he has been working on that could make working online a lot safer – if they are adopted. First, and most importantly, Kaminsky has been developing a micro-sandboxing system that spins up small virtual machines (VMs) to carry out sensitive tasks, limiting their ability to infect other parts of the system. Dubbed Autoclave, it limits the ability of the code running in the VM to communicate, and monitors what’s going on inside to make sure there are no unexplained requests. The name comes from the heated chambers used to sterilize surgical equipment. Container technology is perfect for this, Kaminsky told The Register before…


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