Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Do you get the feeling that some people just don’t get the whole “security thing?” (Note that ScanWorx.com in also offline.)
Sometimes, I’d really love to know why.
Caitlin Mota reports:
Apparently, someone really doesn’t like Harrison.
Since the West Hudson town’s website was initially hacked on July 7, Harrison’s website has been infiltrated seven more times in the past two weeks, officials said.
“These are highly intelligent criminals who seek to cause havoc and destruction in the cyber world,” said Nick Ayala of Scan Worx, the company that has managed the town’s website for eight years. “Unfortunately, these are the times we live in.”
Harrison Mayor James Fife told The Jersey Journal this morning that the town’s website does not contain any private information and no “sensitive material” has been compromised.
Read more on NJ.com.
[From the article:
Asked if he knew why his town's website -- which is currently offline -- is being targeted, Fife said it was "almost impossible" to determine.
"I don't know why, I don't think anyone knows," the mayor said.
Ayala said Scan Worx has put in hundreds of hours working to repair the website, along with adding extra security features. [A typical response. Why were they not there in the first place? Bob]
For my Ethical Hacking students. Yet another example of a “new” technology that security has not caught up with. Encrypting communications has been around for thousands of years, but no one thought it might apply to them?
Hackers Can Spy on Wireless Keyboards From Hundreds of Feet Away
… According to research published Tuesday by Bastille, a cybersecurity company, eight wireless keyboards manufactured by major electronics companies transmit information in a way that makes it possible for a hacker to eavesdrop on every sentence, password, credit card number, and secret typed on them.
(Related) Every new technology needs to re-invent the security wheel.
Wearables could compromise corporate data
As smartwatches and other wearables gain popularity, experts are warning of potential data security risks in workplaces.