Vulnerabilities

Our city has had 3 attacks since Thursday. One, on our water utility, will probably mess up the paychecks of some of the hardest-working employees on the island. The attacks on the bus have made bus passes inoperable. The “Handi-Van” is a lifeline transportation service for disabled residents. Both of the latter seem to be back running after the first round of attacks, but with no real-time location data.

I don’t know if it is occurring to anyone to detach critical systems from the fucking internet.

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And one week after…

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So much safer.

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It just gets worse.

Also, I love this project:

Exploiting the exploit to patch it.

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I’m thinking “critical systems” might include “nervous systems.”

Back on topic, in related news:

This is how our county’s schools have closed until mid-Jan., in spite of ostensibly not having a high transmission rate.

(Narrator: We do.)

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Via Bruce Schneier’s blog.

Cytrox was reported to be part of Intellexa, the so-called “Star Alliance of spyware,” which was formed to compete with NSO Group, and which describes itself as “EU-based and regulated, with six sites and R&D labs throughout Europe.”

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The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency and National Cyber Crime Unit have uncovered a colossal trove of stolen passwords.

We know this because Troy Hunt, of Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) fame, yesterday announced the agency has handed them over to his service, which lets anyone conduct a secure search of stolen passwords to check if their credentials have been exposed.

The NCA shared 585,570,857 with HIBP, and Hunt said 225,665,425 were passwords that he hasn’t seen before in the 613 million credentials HIBP already stored before the NCA handed over this new batch.

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Maybe someone could cross-post this in the Public service announcements for happy mutants! thread? I’m currently frustrated by the no-more-than-two-consecutive-posts rule.

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Is this just for Wireless customers? If this setting exists for FiOS, I can’t find it…

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I’m sure that Stingray-type boxes have more tricks, but this blocks a basic one.

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