Thursday, September 14, 2017

New Bluetooth Vulnerability

Extremetech reports here on a new Bluetooth vulnerability. This vulnerability does not require pairing and can be exploited under a wide variety of conditions.  It provides a serious breach, for example bridging air gaps.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Qualcomm V2X Chip

Extremetech reports here on a new cellular-based vehicle-to-everything chip from Qualcomm.

Symantec Report on Attacks on Energy Companies

Tom's Hardware reports here on information-gathering attacks on energy companies in the U. S., Turkey, and Switzerland. It attributes these attacks to Dragonfly.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sonos Changes Its Privacy Policy

Extremetech reports here on changes by Sonos to the privacy policy for its wireless home audio devices.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Hacker Attack on New York Hospital

CBS News reports here on an attack on Erie County Medical Center which disabled the trauma center's computer system for six weeks.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Report on Pulse Wave DDoS Attacks

Tomshardware reports here on a new type of distributed denial-of-service attack known as a pulse wave. The attack pattern consists of alternating bursts of traffic and inactivity. This style of attack has several advantages: it requires fewer resources and allows the attacker to target multiple sites; it is effective against appliance first/cloud second mitigation techniques.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy Birthday, IBM PC

Today marks the 36th anniversary of the introduction of the IBM Personal Computer.  You can read the Wikipedia article here.