Skip to content

In The Weeds: Weekly InfoSec Round-Up 4-5-17

Follow Casz's Fiction Farm on WordPress.com

Really behind the power curve today; but, it’s still Wednesday in Pacific Time. And to help cure your hump-day blues (I sure needed this giggle) we’re going to start out with a not so serious clip.

Fashion and the hacker:  https://hackaday.com/2017/04/01/ask-hackaday-which-balaclava-is-best-for-hacking/

Google Chrome brings down the smackdown on Symantec:  http://boingboing.net/2017/03/24/symantec-considered-harmful.html

And I’m sorry, but when Apple stumbles I secretly do my woohoo dance. Most hackers seem to embrace open source, and Apple’s stifling proprietary stuff isn’t just tech-geek annoying, it’s toaster-user annoying. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-mac-desktops-on-the-way-apple-admits-its-mistake-with-pro-users/?ftag=TREe01923b&bhid=26093227954548321669490942282653

Talking with InfoSec specialists almost daily, I’ve learned that many of them are, depending on what hat they where, treading water to keep their organizations from negative cyber events (see I’m not saying attacks, only a government apparently can see an attack...see last week) while others seem to be twirling their villainous mustaches. This article confirms what I’ve suspected:  http://www.cioinsight.com/security/recognizing-the-new-face-of-cyber-security.html

Meanwhile, A $200,000 bounty Google offered to hack its Android OS was not enough to tempt…

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3186937/security/googles-android-hacking-contest-fails-to-attract-exploits.html

As in week’s past, feel free to leave a comment here about any of those articles. Let’s learn from one another. Okay, have pity on the noob and let me learn from you.

Have another great week InfoSec geeks. See you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Published inUncategorized

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply