A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. The news is often filled with enterprising hackers breaching complex systems, but what about the easy stuff such as what risks are there when you take any device into a repair shop or let someone you know with more skills loose on some precious bit of tech? We assume that these people are OK right?

Even if you don’t hand your kit over, just walking past a bunch of machines could put you at some kind of risk:

I’m always intrigued when an security alert pops up which only requires construction of a single network packet can take out a machine. This one may not be as great a risk as others in the past but I wonder how many network appliances/routers using embedded versions of FreeBSD could be affected, and if they will ever be fixed:

Other news of course…

Weekly Cyber Security News 09/03/2018