A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. Three interesting articles stood out this week, the first is a good example of supply chain taint, either by criminals or security agencies. A few real life examples also come to mind such as the Lenovo malware issue a year or so ago. QA checks of course should be regular on the whole supply chain perhaps?
An interesting attack vector via emails after they land, and for those with only static or border anti-virus you could be hit by this one!
So the time has come for the fight back against the rise of the robot vacuum cleaner! Joking aside, with more SCADA and IoT devices becoming good attack targets its only time before something more serious than lights going out occurs.
In other news:
- UK: Anonymous hacker claims to have stolen the NHS medical records of 1.2million Brits Shaun Wooler reports
- Apple iOS Exploit Takes Complete Control of Kernel Researcher demonstrates ‘severe’ ZIVA exploit at Hack in the Box.