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GoDaddy Revokes Nearly 9,000 SSL Certificates

“Software bugs end in revoke of almost 9,000 SSL certificates”

GoDaddy domain validation processes became compromised in the summer of last year as a software malfunction rendered multiple vulnerabilities to consumers. The bug was was implemented as part of a regular routine code change to improve certificate issuance processes. The issue was addressed on the 6th of this month, disabling the affected certificates temporarily.

Cardiac Implant Flaw Patched, But Holes Remain

“New unorthodox MedSec move prompts pressure on St. Jude” 

MedSec has taken heat from the public due to its decision to license vulnerability research of an implant device to a financial trading firm. This firm proceeded to short-sell the stock of the device manufacturer, prompting speculation that the decision was made for MedSec to profit off of the research.

Trump picks Giuliani to assemble meetings with executives

“Cyber Security challenges to be discussed”

Presdient-elect Donald Trump has meetings with corporate executives who have been faced with cyber security issues of recent for a series of meetings. The event has been arranged by former New York City mayor and Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani, but has apparently pledged to give no advice or recommendations.  Trump allegedly aims Trump aims “to obtain experiential and anecdotal information from each executive.”

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Some Yahoo Employees Knew of Massive Hack in 2014

“Will create more concern in Verizon acquisition”

Yahoo has now admitted that many employees were aware of a state-sponsored hacking attempt that resulted in a critical breach of its network. Personal information from at least half a billion accounts, what is considered to be the largest in history, involved over 200 million usernames and passwords being stolen from users and customers.

Possible Health Data Breach From Employee Laptop

“MGA Home Healthcare notifies patients of possible personal information theft”

Potential data breaches may have occurred with a vendor downloading information in an unauthorized manner while servicing homes. Over 3,000 patient and employee information blocks may have possibly been compromised, left vulnerable in an employee’s vehicle. Law enforcement has been notified and released a statement; “has been conducting a thorough review of the potentially affected records to confirm what information was exposed.”

IoT Worm Can Hack Smart Devices, Prompts Concerns

“Chain reaction can create chain reaction in other devices as well”

A proof-of-concept worm developed by Eyal Ronen, Adi Shamir, and Achi-Or Weingarten of Weizmann Institute of Science, and Colin O’Flynn of Dalhousie that can create insecure web-connected chain reaction hacks is exploiting universal encryption keys over ZigBee networks. This is then capable of moving to other devices via other devices universal keys, able to spread exponentially in what is described as a city-wide basis.

Major Cloud Malware Infested Says Researchers

“Concerns over difficulty identify mount”

Many computer experts are saying that repositories are supplying malware to users, creating a serious epidemic for those using cloud based technologies. Hundreds of buckets have possibly been compromised, says Xiaojing Liao, a graduate student at Georgia Tech who is leading a study that is addressing possible solutions to the issue.

Trump Victory Sparks Fears Over U.S. Encryption, Surveillance Policy

“Donald Trump’s surprise win has brought fears of rights violations, security”

Civil Libertarians and technology companies have voiced serious concern over some of Trump’s potential policies that call for closing down certain parts of the internet to fight Islamic terrorism. Trump won the election Tuesday night, a victory unforeseen by much of the media. The new President-Elect has been a vocal opponent of tech companies being uncooperative with the government on unlocking their technologies to assist with terrorist investigations.