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Episode 175: Campaign Security lags. Also: securing Digital Identities in the age of the DeepFake

In this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (Episode #175), sponsored by Digicert: its been three years since the hacks made famous during the 2016 election, but online campaigns still struggle with basic security. Andrew Peterson of the firm Signal Sciences joins us to talk about why. Also: in part 2 of our podcast we’re joined by Dan Timpson, Chief Technology Officer at Digicert to talk about the fast expanding terrain of securing online identities in an age of ubiquitous computing, deep fakes and connected devices.

Cisco Warns on Security Hole in Management Tool for Connected Homes

In-brief: Cisco Systems has patched a serious security hole in its Prime Home, a network management tool that it markets as a way for service providers to manage “Internet of Things” devices in connected (“smart”) homes.

Shoddy Supply Chain Lurks Behind Mirai Botnet

In-brief: A common, China-based supplier of management software is the common thread that ties together the myriad digital video recorders, IP-based cameras and other devices that make up the Mirai botnet, according to analysis by the firm Flashpoint. 

Mystery: Info on 190 Million Voters Exposed

In-brief: A security researcher discovered a database containing information on 190 million voters. But whose data is it? 

CERT Warns Wind Turbines Open to Compromise

In-brief: Wind turbines made by the UK firm XZERES Wind are susceptible to common, web-based attacks including cross site scripting, according to a warning published by the Industrial Control System CERT (ICS-CERT).