IoT Device Attacks, FCC Fines Mobile Carriers, Let’s Encrypt Certificate Bug

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In episode 111 for March 9th 2020: A new report shows that attacks on Internet of Things devices are on the rise, the FCC fines major mobile carriers for selling users’ location data, and details on what happens when 3 million HTTPS certificates need to be revoked because of coding error.

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Attacks are targeting default passwords on IoT devices
https://www.zdnet.com/article/these-are-the-top-passwords-hackers-will-try-when-attacking-your-device/

https://blog.f-secure.com/attack-landscape-h2-2019-an-unprecedented-year-cyber-attacks/

Basic rules for securing IoT devices at home
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/01/some-basic-rules-for-securing-your-iot-stuff/

The FCC fines wireless companies for selling users’ location data
https://www.wired.com/story/fcc-fines-wireless-companies-selling-users-location-data/

T-Mobile data breach notification
https://www.t-mobile.com/responsibility/consumer-info/cpni-notice

Let’s Encrypt discovers CAA bug, must revoke customer certificates
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/03/lets_encrypt_cert_revocation/

https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/revoking-certain-certificates-on-march-4/114864

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/03/lets-encrypt-holds-off-on-revocation-of-certificates/

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