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Identity Mgt & Web Fraud – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.10

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Identity Management & Web Fraud Twitter Took Phone Numbers for Security and Used Them for Advertising (VICE, Oct 08 2019) This could make people think twice about using a phone number to secure their account at all. 2019 Global Password

Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.09

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec macOS Catalina: Security and privacy improvements (Help Net Security, Oct 08 2019) First things first: starting with Catalina, the system runs on its own dedicated, read-only APFS volume and – Apple claims – “nothing can accidentally

AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.08

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security Decades-Old Code Is Putting Millions of Critical Devices at Risk (Wired, Oct 01 2019) Nearly two decades ago, a company called Interpeak created a network protocol that became an industry standard. It also had severe

Threats & Defense – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.07

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cyber Threats & Defense Iranian Hackers Targeted Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Says (The New York Times, Oct 04 2019) Microsoft said in a security report Friday that journalists and other government officials were also targeted. It did not name the campaign.

15 Bullet Friday – The Best Security News of the Week – 2019.10.04

The Top 15 Security Posts – Vetted & Curated *Threats & Defense* 1. German Cops Raid “Cyberbunker 2.0,” Arrest 7 in Child Porn, Dark Web Market Sting (Krebs on Security, Sep 28 2019) “German authorities said Friday they’d arrested seven people and were investigating six more in connection with the

CISO View – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.04

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cybersecurity Management & Strategy NSA on the Future of National Cybersecurity (Schneier on Security, Oct 01 2019) Glenn Gerstell, the General Counsel of the NSA, wrote a long and interesting op-ed for the New York Times where he outlined a

Identity Mgt & Web Fraud – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.03

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Identity Management & Web Fraud Government to Begin DNA Testing on Detained Immigrants (New York Times, Oct 03 2019) The Department of Homeland Security said it would begin testing on hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities. Disinformation

Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.02

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec Cisco Webex & Zoom Bug Lets Attackers Spy on Conference Calls (Dark Reading, Oct 01 2019) The “Prying-Eye” vulnerability could let intruders scan for unprotected meeting IDs and snoop on conference calls. 60% of Major US

AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.01

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security Why Checkm8 iDevice jailbreak exploit is a game changer (Ars Technica, Sep 28 2019) Unpatchable vulnerability is a game-changer that even Apple will be unable to stop. Researchers Think They Know How Many Phones Are