Monday, February 13, 2017

Snails: How cyber info sharing helps keep the lights on

“For what matters in life is not whether we receive a round of applause; what matters is whether we have the courage to venture forth despite the uncertainty of acclaim.” 
~ Latitude of Lessons Learned 

The federal government lags in cybersecurity because all the talent is going to the private sector. [New York Law Journal]

Why is the FBI outsourcing some of its high-tech work to an Israeli company? McClatchy

Republicans are reportedly using a self-destructing message app to avoid leaks The Verge. The NSA still has it, but they don’t respond to subpoenas. But has it not occurred to any one that this could facilitate leaks? No readily uncovered footprints. – “John Kelly, the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, testified that foreign travelers coming to the United States could be required to give up social media passwords to border officials as a condition of entry. “We want to say, for instance, which websites do you visit, and give us your passwords, so we can see what they do on the internet,” he said at a Feb. 7 House Homeland  Hackers hit D.C. police closed-circuit camera network, city officials disclose

Hacker Dumps iOS Cracking Tools Allegedly Stolen from Cellebrite

An Austrian luxury hotel is ditching electronic room cards for old-fashioned locks and keys after having its systems frozen by blackmail-hungry hackers. The management of Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, in the Austrian Alps, said Tuesday that they’ve been repeatedly targeted by cybercriminals. One recent infection with ransom software — on Dec. 6 — resulted in a complete shutdown of hotel computers.
 "Snails eat our mail': Excuses the ATO gets from people not filing their tax returns