Tag: vulnerabilities

Beware: Targeted Attacks on iPhone Users are a Thing | Lookout Blog

Beware: Targeted Attacks on iPhone Users are a Thing | Lookout Blog

In-brief: Lookout said it identified an active threat that was using three critical iOS zero-day (that is: previously unknown) vulnerabilities. When exploited, the three vulnerabilities “form an attack chain that subverts even Apple’s strong security environment.”

A firm's report calling on investors to short St. Jude because of security flaws in its implantable medical devices is likely to reignite a firestorm of debate between security researchers and the medical community.

The Big Short: Alleged Security Flaws Fuel Bet Against St. Jude Medical

In-brief: The stock of medical device maker St. Jude plunged by 5% on Thursday after a report called for investors to bet against (or “short”) the company’s stock over serious security vulnerabilities in a range of the company’s implantable cardiac devices.

Recent analysis has connected the dots between information disclosed by Edward Snowden and recent leaks related to NSA Spying from the group Shadow Brokers.

How the NSA snooped on Cisco Customers for a Decade | Ars Technica

In-brief: Ars Technica has a good write-up of the ongoing news about how the NSA used tools that exploited known vulnerabilities in networking and security products by Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet and others to spy on customers of those companies.

Cyber security issues related to medical devices should be treated like a public health issue, according to a leading expert on health policy.

Should we treat Medical Device Security as a Public Health Issue?

In-brief: The security of medical devices should be addressed as a public health issue says Dr. Dale Nordenberg in a recent interview. 

Two companies: Cisco and Fortinet acknowledged that vulnerabilities in their products targeted by hacking tools allegedly stolen from the NSA really do exist.

Cisco, Fortinet confirm vulnerabilities from NSA Shadow Brokers hack

In-brief: Both Cisco Systems and Fortinet confirmed that vulnerabilities targeted by tools leaked by the previously unknown group Shadow Brokers were real.