Japanese Government Will Hack Citizens’ IoT Devices

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The Japanese government is going to run penetration tests against all the IoT devices in their country, in an effort to (1) figure out what’s insecure, and (2) help consumers secure them: The survey is scheduled to kick off next month, when authorities plan to test the password security of over 200 million IoT devices, […]

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Ep. 017 – DNS hijacking, a weird breach and a cybersecurity confession [PODCAST]

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Paul Ducklin In this episode, we dig into a US Emergency Directive to stop government sites getting hijacked, examine a data breach with a difference, and hear a cybersecurity expert’s confession of how his Instagram got hacked. With Anna Brading. Paul Ducklin, Mark Stockley and Matthew Boddy. This week’s stories: The social network advice […]

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Japanese government will try to hack its citizens’ IOT devices

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Lisa Vaas Starting next month, the Japanese government is going to try its hand at credential stuffing the country’s Internet of Things (IoT), including gizmos at both the enterprise network level down to citizens’ “oops, never changed the default password!” webcams and everything in between. Credential stuffing is when attackers grab login credentials that […]

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How the U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harms Security — Krebs on Security

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The ongoing partial U.S. federal government shutdown is having a tangible, negative impact on cybercrime investigations, according to interviews with federal law enforcement investigators and a report issued this week by a group representing the interests of FBI agents. Even if lawmakers move forward on new proposals to reopen the government, sources say the standoff […]

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