A commentary on the need for developers to be more deliberate in securing IT products leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security. Also featured: A report on Congress tackling voting machine security.
U.S. government agencies now find themselves having to comply with Binding Operational Directive 18-01 to enhance email and web security. But what are the immediate tasks for agencies to undertake?
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Apple's latest desktop operating system, High Sierra, has a massive vulnerability that allows anyone to create, without a password, a "root" account that has access to all files on the computer. It's the third authentication-related fumble found in High Sierra since its general release in September.
When Arbor Network's Paul Bowen looks at the IoT threat to healthcare, he's concerned about how medical devices are conceived, created and connected. And he says device manufacturers are dangerously behind the maturity curve when compared to threats actors.
Give crooks credit for topicality: They remain loathe to miss a trick. Indeed, hardly any time elapsed after Uber came clean about the year-old breach it had concealed before crack teams of social engineers unleashed appropriately themed phishing messages designed to bamboozle the masses.
Security experts are awaiting more details from Intel about two classes of vulnerabilities in its chips that could put organizations' most trusted data at risk. Millions of computers are affected, and computer manufacturers must prepare and distribute customized patches.
Recent versions of Windows have a security problem: They're not random enough, CERT/CC warns. The problem centers on certain uses of ASLR, which is designed to block return-oriented programming techniques and code reuse attacks.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against anti-malware software vendor Malwarebytes over its labeling of two applications as being harmful. Plaintiff Enigma Software says it plans to appeal the decision.
The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley after he shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town. The revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate over the use of strong encryption to protect consumers and their devices.
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The United Kingdom might be greater than the sum of its parts. But when it came to the WannaCry outbreak, some parts of the United Kingdom did less great than others. Here's how the governments and health boards of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are responding.
Security probes into IoT vulnerabilities too often swerve into creepy territory. Take security researchers at Check Point who discovered they could seize control of an internet-connected LG vacuum cleaner's camera, allowing them to turn a roving robotic cleaner into a spy cam.
Anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab says that an internal probe has confirmed that in 2014 a PC running its anti-virus software flagged and submitted new Equation Group APT malware variants. But after an analyst realized the provenance of the source code, the firm says its CEO ordered that it be immediately deleted.