Infosec News

Carries news items (generally from mainstream sources) that relate to security.

Carries news items (generally from mainstream sources) that relate to security.
  1. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/07/disclosure_marc_rogers/

    By Shaun Nichols in San Francisco
    The Register
    7 Nov 2019

    Disclosure The way we rate the severity of computer security
    vulnerabilities and bugs needs to change to better protect people and
    businesses from malware and cyber-crime.

    So says Marc Rogers, executive director of cybersecurity at Okta and head
    of security at the world's biggest hacking conference DEF CON....
  2. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/cisco-all-these-routers-have-the-same-embedded-crypto-keys-so-update-firmware/

    By Liam Tung
    ZDNet
    November 7, 2019

    Security researchers have found that the firmware for several Cisco
    small-business routers contains numerous security issues.

    The problems include hardcoded password hashes as well as static X.509
    certificates with the corresponding public-private key pairs and one static
    Secure Shell (SSH) host...
  3. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/07/quantum-dawn-v-sifma-cyber-doomsday-exercise-adds-global-scope.html

    By Kate Fazzini
    CNBC.com
    November 7, 2019

    This week, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
    held the fifth in a series of exercises meant to simulate a catastrophic
    cybersecurity event in the banking sector, known as “Quantum Dawn.”

    The exercise offers an important yearly insight into what the financial
    services...
  4. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/11/07/riot-games-millionaire-founder-defrauded-in-5-million-amazon-cloud-cryptocurrency-mining-scam-doj-says/

    By Thomas Brewster
    Forbes.com
    November 7, 2019

    Marc Merrill, the cofounder of Riot Games, was the victim of a massive fraud
    that started in November 2014, when his American Express credit card
    information was used to buy up cloud computing power from Amazon, Google and
    others,...
  5. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.cyberscoop.com/fbi-ransomware-summit/

    By Sean Lyngaas
    CYBERSCOOP
    November 6, 2019

    In March, officials in sparsely populated Jackson County, Georgia, made a
    painful decision. Rather than rebuild their networks from scratch, they paid
    $400,000 to hackers to get the county’s data back.

    The six-figure amount — eclipsed by a nearly $600,000 payment made by a Florida
    city in June — is symptomatic of a much larger problem. Across...
  6. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kej3e/chronicle-is-dead-and-google-killed-it

    By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Joseph Cox
    Vice.com
    November 7, 2019

    In early 2018, Google’s parent conglomerate Alphabet announced the birth of a
    new "independent" startup that was supposed to revolutionize cybersecurity.
    Chronicle was meant to be a new type of startup. One of its products was
    designed to structure, organize, and help companies...
  7. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://warontherocks.com/2019/11/first-manage-security-threats-to-machine-learning/

    By Rand Waltzman and Thomas Szayna
    War on the Rocks
    November 4, 2019

    This article was submitted in response to the call for ideas issued by the
    co-chairs of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Eric
    Schmidt and Robert Work. It responds to question 3 (parts a. and b.), which asks
    what types of AI research the national security community...
  8. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614646/inside-the-microsoft-team-tracking-the-worlds-most-dangerous-hackers/

    By Patrick Howell O'Neill
    MIT Technology Review
    November 6, 2019

    When the Pentagon recently awarded Microsoft a $10 billion contract to
    transform and host the US military’s cloud computing systems, the mountain of
    money came with an implicit challenge: Can Microsoft keep the Pentagon’s
    systems secure against some of the...
  9. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.csoonline.com/article/3451585/boeings-poor-information-security-posture-threatens-passenger-safety-national-security-researcher-s.html

    By J.M. Porup
    Senior Writer
    CSO
    November 5, 2019

    Boeing's poor information security practices threaten aviation safety and
    national security, security researcher Chris Kubecka told an audience at the
    Aviation Cyber Security conference in London today.

    Boeing test development networks are...
  10. Posted by InfoSec News on Nov 07

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/former-twitter-employees-charged-with-spying-for-saudi-arabia-by-digging-into-the-accounts-of-kingdom-critics/2019/11/06/2e9593da-00a0-11ea-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html

    By Ellen Nakashima and Greg Bensinger
    The Washington Post
    November 6, 2019

    The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for
    Saudi Arabia by accessing the company’s information on dissidents who...

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