I told you Crypto wasn’t safe

This week the news of more Cryptojacking were published, the more I saw people shaming others or gloating about how unsafe, unreliable crypto currencies are. I felt a strong desire to write about this in the blog and I will talk more about it in my podcast next week. (See CyberHub Engage).

But for this blog post I want to talk about Crypto Jacking and why it’s happening as often in a product that’s supposed to be “safe”.

What’s Cryptojacking?

Penetration Testing will save Countless Lives: The Cisco Vulnerability

Embedi researchers have this week uncovered a critical vulnerability in Cisco software that left Cisco employees and researchers sleep-deprived, until it was fixed. Researchers demonstrated this susceptibility at a Hong Kong based conference after reporting it to Cisco in May 2017 in a video demonstration. The affected hardware and software includes devices that fall into the Smart Install Client type.