There’s an excellent article in Foreign Affairs on how the European insistence on data privacy — most recently illustrated by their invalidation of the “safe harbor” agreement — is really about the US talking out of both sides of its mouth on the issue: championing privacy in public, but spying on everyone in private. As long as the US keeps this up, the authors argue, this issue will get worse. From the conclusion: The United States faces a profound choice
Vulnerability Note VU#428280 CSL DualCom GPRS CS2300-R alarm signalling boards contain multiple vulnerabilties Original Release date: 23 Nov 2015 | Last revised: 23 Nov 2015 Overview CSL DualCom GPRS CS2300-R alarm signalling boards, firmware versions v1.25 to v3.53, contain multiple vulnerabilties. Description CSL DualCom GPRS CS2300-R alarm signalling boards are secure premises transmitters (SPT) that notify alarm receiving centers (ARC) when an alarm system is tripped. According to researcher Andrew Tierney, CS2300-R boards are vulnerable to signal spoofing and tampering due to the vendor’s use of a weak communications protocol and proprietary encryption scheme
Microsoft’s President Brad Smith has a blog post discussing what to do now that the US-EU safe-harbor agreement has collapsed .
The European Court of Justice ruled that sending personal data to the US violates their right to privacy: The ruling, by the European Court of Justice, said the so-called safe harbor agreement was flawed because it allowed American government authorities to gain routine access to Europeans’ online information. The court said leaks from Edward J. Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency, made it clear that American intelligence agencies had almost unfettered access to the data, infringing on Europeans’ rights to privacy.
Poseidon, also known as FindPOS, is a malware family designed for Windows point-of-sale systems.
http://www.youtube.com/v/pJ_RopJkJyM?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata You Can Learn More About the Fortinet Product Line By Going to www.FirewallShop.com/Fortinet The original article/video can be found at Protecting Your Network From The Inside Out: Internal Network Firewall (INFW)