Tag: software

Mira botnet infections globally. (Image courtesy of Imperva.)

Mirai Botnet Authors Plead Guilty | Krebsonsecurity

Three men have pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court for their role creating and renting out the Mirai botnet, which launched damaging denial of service attacks against the U.S. firm Dyn and other online properties, the website Krebs on Security reports. 

The firm CyberX said it found a way to sneak data off industrial control networks using radio frequency signals.

Researchers use radio to jump air gapped industrial control systems

Researchers at CyberX say they have found a way to sneak sensitive data off of industrial control system networks using radio frequency communications. The attack could be used to compromise so-called “air gapped” networks that are not connected to the Internet.

Dev Ops Secrets are a major source of breaches, including the recent hack of Uber. We speak with Elizabeth Lawler of CyberArk about it.

Podcast: Uber Breach Puts Focus on Securing DevOps Secrets

The hack of Uber and the loss of information on 57 million customers is just the latest security incident stemming from what our guest Elizabeth Lawler calls “DevOps secrets” – valuable credentials, APIs and other sensitive information that often end up exposed to the public as a result of lax continuous development operations. In this Spotlight Edition* of The Security Ledger Podcast, sponsored by CyberArk, we talk with Elizabeth about how to contain DevOps secrets and secure the secret super user lurking in modern organizations: highly privileged application code.  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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.