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2018-08-23 | DNC walks back breach assertion, The engineering poverty line and why it matters to security, and Who is John Galt?
Thursday, August 23
TWEET OF THE DAY
People speak about the "security poverty line", but the harsh truth is that there is an "engineering poverty line" in tech, and many large, world-famous companies fall below it. Good security is normally a result of healthy IT engineering culture & competence …. - @halvarflake
OTHER ARTICLES WE’RE READING
Tavis reports more Ghostscript Issues: TL;DR: Tavis urges that distributions start disabling PS, EPS, PDF and XPS coders in policy.xml by default.
Ryuk Ransomware: A Targeted Campaign Break-Down research by Checkpoint
Senate Rules Committee postponed markup of the Secure Elections Act, and Alex Stamos says It’s Too Late to Protect the 2018 Elections, so let’s prepare for 2020 in a Lawfare guest blog.
Victor Gevers: this will end bad. Over 38 thousand Elasticsearch servers are vulnerable, some leaking sensitive data belong to big IT / Security companies.
Spyfone spyware left several terabytes of “unencrypted camera photos” in a poorly-protected Amazon S3 bucket.
The Verge reports on insider trading schemes based on accessing unpublished press releases from business newswires and selling them, via middlemen, to stock traders for a cut of the profits from the short or long trade. Actors involved could have been responsible for the SEC’s EDGAR filing system breach that continued from October 2016 to April 2017.
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