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VPNFilter, BMW connected car vulnerability, and Nest IoT devices go offline

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup episode.

What’s in this week’s episode, you ask?

Russia vs. Ukraine, Beemer as the ultimate hackable machine, and Nest “smart home” devices.

Learn more by watching the full episode below:


New VPNFilter malware targets at least 500K networking devices worldwide

via William Largent, threat researcher, Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog — Russia v. Ukraine? Again? As has been demonstrated multiple times, cyber attacks can do much more than lock your files, steal your identity, or loot your bank account. They can also have – as the experts say – “kinetic” results. Watch the full story here.

Over a dozen vulnerabilities uncovered in BMW vehicles

via Charlie Osborne, contributor, Zero Day, ZDNet — Beemer: the ultimate hackable machine? Not really. BMW is not alone when it comes to vulnerabilities in connected cars. But it was in the headlines this past week after a team of researchers at Keen Security Lab, a research unit of the Chinese firm Tencent, went public with 14 vulnerabilities it had discovered in BMW cars, some of which could be exploited remotely. Watch and learn more.

Entire Nest ecosystem of smart home devices goes offline

via Thomas Ricker, deputy editor, The Verge —An empty Nest? OK, not empty, but out of reach for a while. Multiple outlets reported earlier this month that their “smart home” devices from Google-owned Nest were inaccessible for a few hours during the middle of the night via the company’s app or from web browsers. Watch here.


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