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2017-09-18 | The Patch Games, The road to HSTS, and 3rd party code security
Monday, September 18
The Patch Games. CVE-2017-5638 disclosed by U.S. CERT in early March 2017. Per Equifax, breach began mid-May 2017. #patchfail? Yes, says Wired: Equifax officially has no excuse. Gartner’s Avivah Litan said the bug alone is not to blame, “You have to have layered security controls”.
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From third-party (non-company system) sources, we uncovered that Equifax’s chief privacy officer, CIO, VP of PR and VP of Sales, used all lowercase letters, no special symbols, and easily guessable words like spouses’ names, city names, and even combinations of initials and birth year.