Recent Security News

with @djhardb, @infosecirvin, @KaitlynGuru, and @sambowne

Sep 11, 2020

A discussion with Elizabeth Biddlecome, Irvin Lemus, Kaitlyn Handelman, and Sam Bowne.

Sam Bowne @sambowne


Past 12 hours on threats to Americans
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers all targeting 2020 election
Kremlin Hackers Hit 200 Political Targets, Including a Key Biden Campaign Ally
Iran Says US Vote Hack Allegation 'Absurd'
U.S. sanctions Ukrainian lawmaker tied to Giuliani as ‘active Russian agent’
Russians malware in election registration systems (at end of article)
US revoked more than 1,000 visas to Chinese nationals

Domestic Threats

‘It’s 8 P.M. on Election Day.’ Experts Share Their Nightmare Scenarios.
Trump appointees downplaying Russian and White supremacist threat
Whistleblower: DHS Hyped ‘Antifa,’ Soft-Pedaled White Supremacist Threat
Is America in the Early Stages of Armed Insurgency?
DHS Memo: White Supremacists Targeting Elections
AP Exclusive: Pence to attend event hosted by QAnon backers
QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded
Trump’s law and order message falls flat in Wisconsin
Emails show HHS official trying to muzzle Fauci
Education Department crackdown on "un-American propaganda training sessions"
Armed Locals Thought Photographers Were Antifa Arsonists
Oregon officials: No truth to antifa wildfire rumors
Giggle; laughable security

Elizabeth Biddlecome @djhardb

US Agencies Must Create Vulnerability Disclosure Policies

Old and busted: Targeting servers and web bugs. New hotness: Pwning devs with targeted poisoned stacks

These students figured out their tests were graded by AI — and the easy way to cheat

Irvin Lemus @infosecirvin

Tesla Can Detect Aftermarket Hacks Designed to Defeat EV Performance Paywalls

Yubico Security Key That Supports USB-C and NFC Is Finally Here for $55

DDoS attacks against SwissSign prompt temporary CA switch for ProtonMail

Kaitlyn Handelman @KaitlynGuru

Security by Obscurity is Underrated

Lessons Learned from SSH Credential Honeypots

Kids' Smartwatches Are a Security Nightmare Despite Years of Warnings