1. "Apple Patches Multiple Major Security Flaws"
darkreading.com - Author: Curtis Franklin - Date: Oct. 31st, 2018
Once again, another vulnerability in #MacOS has been found. The good news is it was discovered and updates released for it. Unfortunately, accordintg to Oege de Moor, CEO and co-founder of Semmle, "There is not a patch for iOS 11, so the roughly 40% of iOS devices that have not (or cannot) upgrade to the latest operating system version are still vulnerable." ... Continue Reading
2. "Bluetooth Bugs Speak to Lack of Security in DevOps"
techcrunch.com - Author: Zac Whittaker - Date: November 1st, 2018
"Security researchers have found two severe vulnerabilities affecting several popular wireless access points, which — if exploited — could allow an attacker to compromise enterprise networks." Zac Whittaker emphasizes this threat and more in his latest article. Another expample of why proactive steps should be taken through the entire product development life cycle. Nick Murison, managing consultant, Synopsys Inc. says, “This underscores the importance for vendors to test that their implementations not only adhere to the protocol specification but also respond in a secure manner when presented with malformed traffic.” ... Continue Reading
3. "7 Non-Computer Hacks That Should Never Happen"
darkreading.com - Author: Steve Zurier - Date: November 5th, 2018
Have you ever considered your old fax machine and printers in your office as a security threat? How about video conferencing equipment or your new "smart metered" HVAC equipment? The latest article by Steve Zurier offers tips from security researches on how to secure those non-computer resources found around your office. ... Continue Reading
4. "Radisson Hotel Group Spills Customer Data"
infosecurity-magazine.com - Author: Phil Muncaster - Date: November 2nd, 2018
Have you stayed with the Radisson Hotel Group lately? Your Radisson Rewards may not be as rewarding as it should be. "Radisson Hotel Group has become the latest big brand in the sector to suffer a data breach, after admitting that a "small percentage" of loyalty club members had their personal information accessed by an unauthorized person." according to Phil Muncaster. Radison officials have tried to downplay the breach by mentioning, "Although the breach didn’t affect credit card or password information, it did expose Radisson Rewards member names, addresses, email address, and in some cases, company names, phone numbers, Radisson Rewards member numbers and frequent flyer numbers."... Continue Reading
5. SECURITY TREAT OF THE WEEK: "US tourist helps stop thief who tried to steal Magna Carta"
www.washingtonpost.com - Author: Danica Kirka - Date: October 27th, 2018
Is it not interesting that the document that has been tied to individual English rights through the centuries was almost stolen by an Englishman, but stopped by an American bystander. The irony being that the Magna Carta was one of many documents used as a reference in the creation of the United States Constitution, guaranteeing individual freedoms. Here are the details of this bizarre attempted robbery. ... View the Report