In-brief: A hard-coded password in many versions of GE’s MultiLink industrial networking switches could open the door to hackers, the Department of Homeland Security ICS-CERT warned.
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In-brief: IBM researchers are warning that building automation systems pose a security risk to companies – and one that few companies take seriously.
In-brief: Call it “password shaming”: a group of security researchers has published a list of default administrator credentials for the software that runs many of the world’s industrial facilities and manufacturing lines.
An old protocol found in SOHO routers may be responsible for recent DrDoS attacks, says the security steam at Akamai. Akamai, through the company’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), issued an alert today for an old protocol that could be used in Distributed Reflection Denial of Service attacks (DrDoS) attacks. Routing Information Protocol v1 (RPIv1) allows routers in small networks to share route information. For example a router running RIPv1 would send a request over UDP 520 when it is first powered on and other devices on the network, listening for this request, would send the new router a list of routes. In this case the list of routes would be sent instead to a designated target. It has since been replaced with RIPv2 but many older units still have RIPv1 enabled by default. “This version of the RIP protocol was first introduced in 1988 – more than […]
The news yesterday was that the FBI arrested a 26 year-old San Francisco man responsible for operating Silk Road 2.0 – an anonymous, online marketplace for illicit goods. The news on Friday is that Silk Road was just the tip of the iceberg. On Friday, the FBI and announced that it has seized dozens of other so-called “dark market” websites offering a range of illegal goods and services for sale on the “Tor” network. The coordinated take downs are the “largest law enforcement action to date against criminal websites operating on the ‘Tor’ network,” the FBI said in a statement. “We shut down the original Silk Road website and now we have shut down its replacement, as well as multiple other ‘dark market’ sites allegedly offering all manner of illicit goods and services, from firearms to computer hacking,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara The take-downs were part of a coordinated law enforcement action […]