"CERT" Posts

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 06 May 2019

Today’s MSSP & MSP managed security services news involves CyberArk, eSentire, MegaCortex, Sophos, Spire Solutions, Tenable, VirtualArmour & more.

Broadcom WiFi Chipset Driver Vulnerabilities: CERT Warning

Multiple Broadcom WiFi chipset vulnerabilities could be exploited by a remote attacker to control an affected system, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) warns.

FBI Seeks to Shut Down Massive VPNFilter Botnet; Russia Denies Cyberattack Plans

AnĀ IoT botnet called VPNFilter infects more than 500,000 devices worldwide — placing malware on routers & network attached storage hardware, according to Cisco’s Talos business. Russia denies involvement. FBI seeks to shut down botnet.

CrashOverride Malware: U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Warning to Electric Utilities

CERT’s CrashOverride warning describes how malware can potentially degrade the U.S. power grid’s reliability and associated communication systems.

My First Call to a Convicted Hacker

My first “conversation” with a convicted hacker was somewhere around 1993. I dialed Robert Tappan Morris. And to my surprise he actually answered the phone.