Following the devastating Paris attacks, security expertise called on tech companies to help decoding ISIS communique when using the devices. However, the security community is ignoring the “power of the open source” and how revealing it can be.
After each attack, ISIS issues a statement. This statement includes clues regarding the next attack. The clues are deeply hidden in a high level language. Thus, the best linguist would be puzzled. For example, most statements start with a verse of the Quran, there are five- ten interpretations, thus any linguist would be paralyzed against that layers and layers of meanings. It takes exposure, years of studying, practice, adjust, evaluate, then have the nerve to do it again.
Since showing is better than telling, let’s dig in.