The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was prioritizing election cyber security above all other critical infrastructure it protects, such as the financial, energy and communications systems, the agency’s chief, Kirstjen Nielsen, told the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The hearing to examine the Trump administration’s efforts to improve election security came following U.S. intelligence officials’ repeated warnings that Russia will attempt to meddle in the 2018 contests after doing so during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The design of the Microsoft's Windows Azure Guest Agent could let hackers steal plaintext administrator passwords from target machines, researchers at Guardicore reported this week. If abused, the flaw could enable a cross-platform attack affecting every machine type Azure provides.
Adrian Lamo, the hacker turned government ally has died, aged 37.
With the cause of death, not yet known, or at least not yet released, and his death classified as non-suspicious, we still have cause to speculate or at least reflect on how history (google history, of course) can and will view Adrian Lamo, the whistleblowers' whistleblower.