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NASAs Crap Infosec Could Be Significant Threat To Space Ops
11th Mar 2019 [7 days ago] from The Register
Inspectors not happy with stagnant security practices NASAs Office of the Inspector General has once again concluded the American space agencys tech security practices are "not consistently implemented".…
Hapless Engineers Leave UK Cable Landing Station Gate Open, Couple Of Journos Waltz Right In
11th Mar 2019 [7 days ago] from The Register
Infosec skills are useful. But so are locked doors Journalists were able to bimble into a UK cable landing station almost completely unchallenged after security gates were left open and unlocked.…
Just A Reminder: Were Still Bad At Securing Industrial Controllers
11th Mar 2019 [7 days ago] from The Register
Moxa boxes caught using plain text passwords and insecure web apps Bug hunters have discovered yet another set of flaws in industrial control systems used by electric utilities, oil and gas companies, and shipping and transportation...
Freelance Devs: Oh, You Wanted The App To Be Secure? The Job Spec Didnt Mention That
10th Mar 2019 [8 days ago] from The Register
Boffins find pros-for-hire no better at writing secure code than compsci beginners Freelance developers hired to implement password-based security systems do so about as effectively as computer science students, which is to say not very...
FBI Warns Of SIM-swap Scams, IBM Finds Holes In Visitor Software, 13-year-old Girl Charged Over JavaScript Prank...
9th Mar 2019 [10 days ago] from The Register
Tired: Booth babes. Wired: Floof babes. Expired: Conference hall carpets Roundup  This week we had an NSA reverse-engineering toolkit released at the RSA Conference, a buffer bashed aboard British Airways, big trouble brewing for Citrix,...
That Marketing Email Database That Exposed 809 Million Contact Records? Maybe Make That Two-plus BILLION
8th Mar 2019 [10 days ago] from The Register
This is a gigantic amalgamation of data all in one place expert tells El Reg An unprotected MongDB database belonging to a marketing tech company exposed up to 809 million email addresses, phone numbers, business leads, and bits of personal...
Citrix: We Had To Find Out From The FBI That Our Internal IT Was Hacked – And We Have No Idea What The Crims Stole
8th Mar 2019 [10 days ago] from The Register
Other than that, everythings just fine, happy Friday here Citrix has warned customers that hackers unknown have been romping through its internal network stealing corporate secrets.…
Nah, National Cyber Security Centre Doesnt Need Its Own Minister, UK.gov Tells Parliament
8th Mar 2019 [10 days ago] from The Register
And you dont need to know what were spending your billions on. Got that? The British government has rejected Parliamentary calls for greater ministerial control over the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), an arm of secretive spy agency...
No Guns Or Lockpicks Needed To Nick Modern Cars If Theyre Fitted With Hackable Smart Alarms
8th Mar 2019 [10 days ago] from The Register
Vulnerable kit can immobilise motors and even unlock doors Researchers have discovered that "smart" alarms can allow thieves to remotely kill your engine at speed, unlock car doors and even tamper with cruise control speed.…
Buffer Overflow Flaw In British Airways In-flight Entertainment Systems Will Affect Other Airlines, But Why Try It In The Air?
8th Mar 2019 [11 days ago] from The Register
Researchers stumbling on bug was risky to say the least A cybersecurity professor has insisted he was not hunting for a vulnerability when he found a denial-of-service bug on an in-flight entertainment screen during a long-haul flight....
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