A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. Been a strange week, always is, but this time some really dumb self inflicted breaches and own goals that defy belief. What I will focus on this week is the future, the dark looming cloud that is brewing from badly thought-out out approaches to dealing with an age old problem.

First up, is what appears to be a disturbing heavy handed approach to dealing with a genuine concern. Will this spread to other locations or just a blip?

Now, I do regularly moan about IoT; we all do right? Perhaps the only ones not are the lawyers who are standing by sharpening their knives. There have been a few casualties over the years, though a large outright fail has to happen soon, too many are poking it with sticks. I want to be as far away as possible when it does!

OK, I lied about looking into the future, I’m sure you will get over that with such a fun and integrating attack vector. Makes me want to try and find an old fax machine to take a look, not that I’ve seen one in years mind…


The other nonsense:


Weekly Cyber Security News 17/08/2018