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Episode 195: Cyber Monday Super Deals Carry Cyber Risk

The Security Ledger - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:52pm

While many organizations think the notion of keyboards, monitors and other hardware "spying" on them as the stuff of "James Bond" movies, Yossi Appleboum of Sepio Systems says that the threat is real - and much more common that either companies or consumers are aware.

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Containers Complicate Compliance (And What To Do About It)

The Security Ledger - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 1:56pm

If you work within the security industry, compliance is seen almost as a dirty word. You have likely run into situations like that which @Nemesis09 describes below. Here, we see it’s all too common for organizations to treat testing compliance as a checkbox exercise and to thereby view compliance in a way that goes against its entire purpose....

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TV Maker TCL Denies Back Door, Promises Better Process

The Security Ledger - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:09pm

Chinese electronics giant TCL has acknowledged security holes in some models of its smart television sets, but denies that it maintains a secret "back door" that gives it control over deployed TVs.

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Episode 194: What Happened To All The Election Hacks?

The Security Ledger - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 5:34pm

Cyber attacks meant to disrupt the 2020 presidential election in the US were a foregone conclusion. But two weeks and more than 140 million votes later, predictions of cyber attacks on the U.S. presidential election have fallen flat. What happened?

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Security Holes Opened Back Door To TCL Android Smart TVs

The Security Ledger - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 9:20am

A report by independent researchers warns that TCL brand Android smart TVs contained serious and exploitable security holes. It also raises questions about the China-based electronics firm's ability to remotely access control deployed devices.

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