About the site

“Light Blue Touchpaper” is a weblog written by researchers in the Security Group at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Read here brief and timely essays on recent developments and topics related to computer security, including pointers to interesting new research results and literature, opinions on current developments, commentary on media coverage and other musings.

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Touchpaper: paper steeped in nitre so as to burn slowly on
being touched by a spark, used for firing gunpowder, etc.


Light blue touch paper and retire to a safe distance.
— traditional British fireworks instructions

Cambridge Light Blue: Pantone 284
— University House Style