Tag: reports

A bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security warns that drones made by China-based DJI are collecting sensitive data on US critical infrastructure and industry and giving it to the Chinese government.

Spy Eyes In the Sky: DHS says DJI Drones spy for Chinese Government, Industry

The Department of Homeland Security is warning that commercial drones made by the China-based firm Da Jian Innovations (DJI) may be providing “U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement data” to the Chinese government and favored industries in that country, according to a copy of an August, 2017 Intelligence Bulletin (PDF) published by the website Public Intelligence. 

Podcast: Infosec has a #MeToo Problem also TOR-ifying Wikipedia

Podcast: Infosec has a #MeToo Problem also TOR-ifying Wikipedia

In this week’s Security Ledger Podcast, we talk with Genevieve Southwick, CEO of the B-Sides Las Vegas hacker conference about the information security industry’s #metoo problem and what steps conference organizers are taking to stem sexual assault and harassment at information security events. Also: researcher Alec Muffet talks with us about making a TOR version of Wikipedia (and why it’s not sticking around). Finally, Martin McKeay of Akamai talks about the state of Internet security one year after Mirai. (Spoiler alert: Mirai is still a problem.) Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Germany wants to destroy kids' smart watches. Why?

Podcast: Why Germany wants Smart Watches destroyed and One Nation Under Trolls

In this week’s Security Ledger podcast, sponsored by our friends at CyberArk, we talk about the German government’s recent decision to declare kids smart watches “surveillance devices” and to order their destruction. Also: Adrian Shabaz of Freedom House comes in to talk to us about the latest Internet Freedom report, which finds that governments are increasingly manipulating online content to shape online discussions and even the outcome of elections at home and abroad. And finally: leaked credentials in a GitHub repository may have been behind Uber’s loss of information on some 50 million customers. In a preview of a Security Ledger spotlight podcast, we hear from Elizabeth Lawler of CyberArk about the proliferation of so-called “Dev Ops secrets” and how companies need to do a better managing the permissions assigned to applications.  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Facebook said thousands of ads that ran on its site in 2015 and 2016 have links to Russian information operations.

Did you give love to Russian Trolls? Facebook will tell you.

Facebook said it will release a feature that lets users see if they liked pages associated with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll outfit. 

The German government has banned connected smart watches for kids, labeling them illegal surveillance tools.

Citing Anti Surveillance Laws, German Government Orders Child Smart Watches Destroyed

Citing that country’s strict laws against unauthorized video and audio recording, Germany’s government has banned smart watches marketed to children and ordered parents to destroy the devices, which it labeled illegal surveillance tools.