Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2019-10-19

Schneier: Why Technologists Need to Get Involved in Public Policy


US stopped using floppy disks to manage nuclear weapons arsenal

www.zdnet.com/article/us-stopped-using-floppy-disks-to-manage-nuclear-weapons-arsenal/ The system was created in 1968 and has been running for nearly 50 years on top of an IBM Series/1 mainframe, using 8-inch floppy disks as its storage medium.

US.GOV: Mind Your Own Business Act – Execs Could Face Jail Time For Privacy Violations

threatpost.com/execs-jail-time-privacy-violations/149334/ In addition to fines, senior executives who knowingly lie to the FTC could face up to 10- to 20-year criminal penalties under the act.

Debug mode in popular webdev tool Laravel exposes credentials for hundreds of websites, including Donald Trumps


Microsoft Tackles Election Security with Bug Bounties

threatpost.com/microsoft-election-security-bug-bounties/149347/ Researchers can earn up to $15,000, depending on the severity of the bug found.

What was wrong with Alexa? How Amazon Echo and Kindle got KRACKed


UC Browser app abuses may have exposed 500 million users


Vatican sponsored eRosary Application Account Takeover

fidusinfosec.com/clicktopray-erosary-account-takeover/ See also


Redaman banking malware C&C servers hidden inside the Bitcoin blockchain


SIMATIC IPC – Security Guidelines for Linux systems


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