A well-known bug hunter has told TechCrunch he’s located some twelve flaws that affect some of the largest web hosting companies on the Internet: Bluehost, DreamHost, Hostgator, OVH and iPage.
Agari is seeing an uptick in payroll diversion attempts. The criminals are using social engineering, specifically business email compromise, against human resources departments.
If you’re out there fabricating connections between Huawei and espionage, the Chinese government would like you to please knock it off, says Reuters. The counsel will probably fall largely on deaf ears, even after a statement from Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mr. Ren says the company hasn’t installed backdoors in its products, isn’t required by Chinese law to do so, and would refuse requests to assist in espionage. Despite American animadversions about Huawei and security, Mr. Ren says he likes the cut of President Trump’s jib.
Beijing is probably scowling in the general direction of Warsaw, where, the Wall Street Journal notes, the Polish government is not only considering a ban on Huawei, but also is urging its NATO allies to develop a coordinated response to Chinese spying.
A Facebook executive has been subjected to a swatting attack. Naked Security calls it a “prank,” but it’s an unusually repellent and dangerous one. The caller pretended to be the executive (unnamed in reports) and told police “he’d” shot his wife, tied up his children, and placed pipe bombs throughout their home. Fortunately no one was injured in the police response.