Opinion piece of merit, via James Stavridis, ADM USN (RET) and former Supreme Commander of NATO; in which, the good Admiral details behaviors, focus and actions of the PRC's People's Liberation Army Navy in relation to the world's undersea communications systems. An eye opener of immense potential downside. Today's Must Read.
News from over the weekend - via 9to5Mac writer Michael Potuck, focusing on Telegram; of which, the encrypted messaging iOS app has been permitted to publish the latest update to their bits - via Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) iTunes App Store. This, despite the declaration of illegality by Kremlin Apparatchiki. Today's Must Read.
via Zack Whittaker, writing at the Zero Day blog at ZDNet, tells the story of recently discovered 4G LTE attacks, and the academicians studying the specifics of these pernicious exploits (the group's recently published paper is currently available). Today's MustRead. H/T
Ten attacks detailed in a new paper by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa expose weaknesses in three critical protocol operations of the cellular network, such as securely attaching a device to the network and maintaining a connection to receive calls and messages. - Zack Whittaker, writing at the Zero Day blog at ZDNet
Nicole Kobie, writing at New Scientist, tells the tale of newly researched voice assistant attack vectors leveraging signalling flaws (via an ultrasound attack) within both Apple Inc.'s (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and Amazon.com Inc.'s (NasdaqGS: AMZN) voice assitant offerings Siri and Alexa, respectively. The 'Dominoe Effect' of the ultrasound flaws in these products/services traverses down the device foodchain to Alexa and soo-to-be Siri enabled third party devices... Perhaps new protective sound generating devices are in order?
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