Vulnerabilities

Nigerian ISP Hijacks Google Traffic, Sends It Through Russia and China

A small Nigerian Internet service provider (ISP) hijacked traffic meant for Google data centers on Monday, re-routing local traffic through China and Russia and making some hosted services temporarily unavailable for users.

Passwords

Bank Attacks Put Password Insecurity Back in the Spotlight

Two separate attacks on banks in the United States and Pakistan revealed this week highlight once again the inherent weakness of a security practice that relies on passwords or knowledge-based credentials to protect critical information.

Report: China Eyes IoT as Next Front of Cyber War on U.S.

China is eyeing dominance of the Internet of Things (IoT) market and may use vulnerabilities in these technologies as the next front on its ongoing cyberwar with the United States, according to a new report.

Podcast Episode 118: White Hat Eye on the Gaming Guy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 59.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode, #118: modern computer games are like mini economies and that makes them a big target for hackers. We talk with four leading researchers from Bug Crowd about how even popular games fall down on security. Also: Srinivas Mukkamala, the CEO of RiskSense about how artificial intelligence and risk based approaches to securing elections systems could pay off.

Report: Obvious Security Flaws Make ICS Networks Easy Targets

Industrial control systems (ICSs) remain easy targets for nation-states actors because of security gaps such as plain-text passwords, direct Internet connections and weak anti-virus protections, a new report has found.