Tag: China

Security experts said the recent DHS and FBI reports on Russia's hacking of the U.S. election are worryingly short on specifics.

Security Pros Pan US Government Report on Russian Hacking

In-brief: security experts say the 13 page report, released Thursday, falls well short of offering conclusive evidence of Russian involvement in the hacking, even as The Obama Administration acts to punish Russia for its involvement.

Barnes & Noble denied that some of its low-cost NOOK tablets were running software that had been observed siphoning off user data in some low cost Android phones. (Image courtesy of Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble says Nook Tablets will drop Suspect Chinese Software

In-brief: Barnes & Noble said its Nook tablets have not been used to steal data and that it is taking steps to stop using software by the Chinese firm Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd. (ADUPS).

Mobile software is raising alarms again after researchers at the firm Anubis Networks warned about a hidden program in software running on millions of low cost Android smart phones that appears to be a "rootkit."

Another Week, Another Dangerous Mobile Firmware Vulnerability

In-brief: The security firm Anubis Networks said in a blog post that it has discovered a mystery code by the firm Ragentek that is used in a number of low-cost Android smart phones, used across 55 different device models.

What kind of cyber security policies and legislation might take shape in a Trump administration? This exclusive interview with Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a top advisor to President Elect Trump gives some clues.

Exclusive – Cyber Security in the Trump Administration: an Interview with Lt. Gen Michael Flynn

In-brief: In this special Security Ledger podcast, I interview Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret), a top advisor to President Elect Donald Trump about his thoughts on cyber defense and improving the security of government and commercial systems. 

An article in Quartz finds a common theme in stories about the massive denial of service attacks from IoT botnets and exploding hover boards: a sketchy global supply chain.

Combustible Hoverboards to Hackable Cameras – its the Supply Chain, Stupid | Quartz

In-brief: An article in Quartz finds a common theme in stories about the massive denial of service attacks from IoT botnets and exploding hover boards: a sketchy global supply chain.