IoT riddled with BadAlloc vulnerabilities

A set of memory allocation vulnerabilities, dubbed BadAlloc, has been found in a massive number of IoT and OT devices.

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A week in security (December 28 – January 3)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 28 – January 3 including a Zyxel backdoor, a patched Google Docs bug, and breach data for sale.

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Chris Krebs, director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, fired by President

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

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How the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs

As of this writing, the government shutdown of 2019 is the longest ever in America. Will the government’s stable of cybersecurity talent be the next casualty—now and in the long run?

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Fake DHS email – “Give us $350 in the next 24 hours”

Every now and then, we see the 419 “Hitman deployed to kill you” missive doing the rounds. This time, we have a fake DHS notification telling you to pay a $350 fee within 24 hours – or else.

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