Krebs -A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks

This is a fascinating and thorough review of the DNSpionage efforts of Iranian hackers focused on multiple foreign government sites and businesses.  Enjoy the read, and take a moment to consider how you manage and secure your DNS records.

Krebs – How the U.S. Govt. Shutdown Harms Security

This is yet another reason why, regardless which side of the political aisle you call home, the current partial government shutdown is a bad thing.  We cannot afford as a nation to allow our cybersecurity to be weakened, even for a brief window of time.  Thank you, Mr. Krebs for shining a bright light on this issue.

Krebs – FBI: Kindly Reboot Your Router Now, Please

Thank you to Mr. Krebs for the excellent coverage.  Whether this announcement by the FBI and Cisco is truly urgent or a little more cautious than necessary, the underlying security procedures are sound.  Please keep your firmware current.  Rotate all your system passwords and use stronger randomized values whenever possible.  These simple steps can provide better, long term security.

Krebs – Adrian Lamo, ‘Homeless Hacker’ Who Turned in Chelsea Manning, Dead at 37

This is a sad yet intriguing story.  It speaks to the sub-culture that exists around portions of the hacking community.  I appreciate Mr. Krebs insights into Adrian and the role he has played in bringing to light certain issues in our country.

Equifax Breach Fallout: Your Salary History

And the hits keep coming…

If you have worked with a larger corporation that has engaged in business with Equifax, the news in this article should not come as a surprise.  These data feeds have always had a fear factor associated with them, but some solace came with the notion that Equifax was carefully securing the data on the back end.  I believe they were taking great care at one point, but that process degraded over time as the organization grew and the data was more heavily monetized.