Organizations are already using the cloud. It will have a huge impact on how security is done. In fact, it already is.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1144: To The Cloud!
Muni in San Francisco suffered from a ransomware attack on their fare gates. It didn't impact riders as the fare gates "failed open" but it meant Muni couldn't collect fares until things were restored from backups.
- Muni system hacker hit others by scanning for year-old Java vulnerability | Ars Technica
- Hackers crashed San Francisco’s Municipal railway systemsSecurity Affairs
iCloud Calendar spam is a thing, sadly.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1142: iCloud Calendar Spam
CallerID name is something you don't get on your mobile device unless you install a third party app. And therein lies the problem.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1141: CallerID App Information Disclosure
Kaspersky has come up with their own "secure" operating system. I have my doubts that anyone will use it, even if it is more secure.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1140: KasperskyOS: Good Luck With That
It's entirely possible that viewing an image sent on social media can result in ransomware infecting your computer. You can be protected if you know what to look for.
- MEDIA ALERT: ImageGate: Check Point uncovers a new method for distributing malware through images Nasdaq:CHKP
Since it seems no one has an interest in securing IoT devices, either consumers or the manufacturers, do we legislate requirements to do so?
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1138: Do We Legislate IoT Security?
Repeating an old episode on the negativeness of Thanksgiving in the US.
Links:PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1137: Bogative Turkey Repeat
The cheaper the Android device, the more likely you'll get something extra with it…something that it's not in your best interest to have.
- Experts spotted a secret backdoor in phones that sends data to ChinaSecurity Affairs
- Nokia will be back to Smartphones only in 2017, confirms official Slide | Nokiapoweruser
- Nokia Android Nougat phones 2016: Specs, price & Release Date
- Second backdoor in a week found in firmware Chinese low-cost Android devicesSecurity Affairs
A lot of my customers are utilizing the cloud for some part of their IT infrastructure. How much trust do people have in it? It starts with visibility in the cloud services.
- Learning To Trust Cloud Security
- Cloud will account for 92 percent of datacenter traffic by 2020 | ZDNet