Tag: hacking

New generations of Internet connected products are often insecure and pose safety and privacy risks to consumers. What will it take to make consumer electronics safe? We ask experts from the firm Senrio for their thoughts. (Image courtesy of CTA.)

Podcast: Can We Make CES Secure Again?

In-brief: With CES going on in Las Vegas, The Security Ledger sat down with three experts from the firm Senrio to talk about the new generation of connected consumer electronics. How vulnerable are they to attack? What is the best way to address security and privacy concerns in them? 

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.

Data taken from a web site operated by the Costa Rican embassy in China was released by the hacker calling himself Kapustkiy. The hacker, who claims to be 17 years old, has carried out a string of attacks against diplomatic missions and government agencies in recent weeks.

Kapustkiy’s March to the Sea Takes in Russian Visa Service, Costa Rican Embassy

In-brief: the hacker known as Kapustkiy continued a string of attacks on diplomatic missions and related web sites last week, compromising Costa Rica’s embassy in China and the web site of a company offering services to travelers seeking visas to travel in Russia. 

Alleged hacking tools for sale by the group called The Shadow Brokers. Were they stolen by an insider?

Did NSA Hackers The Shadow Brokers have a Broker?

In-brief: analysis of the latest leak of sophisticated hacking tools by The Shadow Brokers suggests that the theft was an inside job, the security firm Flashpoint contends. 

Do drones need digital license plates? A new partnership between two technology firms, Airmap and Digicert, aims to find out.

Do Drones Need Digital License Plates?

In-brief: there are more drones registered in the U.S. than aircraft, but there’s no easy way to track the unmanned aerial vehicles using the public airspace. In this podcast we speak with DigiCert CTO Dan Timpson about his firm’s partnership with AirMap to provide strong digital identities for drones.