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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). 

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Last of OWASP’s Top 10 Still a Potent Threat

In-brief: Open redirects and forwards may be at the bottom of OWASP’s Top 10 list of web application security vulnerabilities, but they are still a potent and widespread problem, says Akamai’s Or Katz, who offers some suggestions for fixing it.