Post Tagged with: "China"

Software’s Sausage Factory: The Supply Chain

May 27, 2016 09:440 comments
Far flung supply chains for hardware and software can pose security risks for tech firms and their customers. (Image courtesy of sourcemap.com)

In-brief: Experts warn that supply chain insecurity run broad and deep, threatening the security and integrity of technology dependent organizations.

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Another Supply Chain Mystery: IP Cameras Ship With Malicious Software

April 14, 2016 19:310 comments
A network of 25,000 Closed Circuit Cameras were involved in a denial of service attack against a cloud-based service said the firm Sucuri.

In-brief: The discovery of a malicious link buried in software for a common IP camera sold on Amazon and other online retail outlets is just the latest example of supply chain based threats to connected products.  

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Serial To Ethernet Converters are the Huge Critical Infrastructure Risk Nobody Talks About

April 11, 2016 18:300 comments
Serial To Ethernet Converters are the Huge Critical Infrastructure Risk Nobody Talks About

In-brief: There are more warnings that a common piece of hardware known as Serial-to-Ethernet converters are very vulnerable to remote attacks – and more evidence that the vendors who manufacture them aren’t in a rush to fix the holes.

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Targeted Attacks Follow Tibetans To The Cloud

March 10, 2016 10:57Comments Off on Targeted Attacks Follow Tibetans To The Cloud
A report from Ponemon estimates the annual cost of phishing at more than $300,000.

In-brief: A report by The Munk Center finds attackers believed to be affiliated with China are shifting tactics as Tibetans and the Tibetan Government in Exile rely more on the cloud to communicate.

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Internet of Things Looms Large in National Intelligence Assessment

February 10, 2016 09:29Comments Off on Internet of Things Looms Large in National Intelligence Assessment
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Internet of Things and cyber security bear heavily on the US intelligence community, creating both risks and opportunities.

In-brief: the consequences of innovation and increased reliance on information technology, including the Internet of Things, pose serious challenges to the nation’s cyber defenses and the intelligence community’s “operational tradecraft,” said DNI James Clapper in a report to Congress. 

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