Security Now

Dec 19th 2017

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This week we examine how Estonia handled the Infineon crypto bug, two additional consequences of the pressure to maliciously mine cryptocurrency, 0-day exploits in the popular vBulletin forum system, Mozilla in the doghouse over Mr. Robot, Win10's insecure password manager mistake, when legacy protocol comes back to bite us, hole to bulk-steal any Chrome user's entire stored password vault... and we finally know where and why the uber-potent Mirai botnet was created, and by whom. We also have a bit of errata and some fun miscellany.. then we're going to take a look at BGP, another creaky yet crucial -- and vulnerable -- protocol that glues the global Internet together.

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