Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sandbox changes the cyber war strategy

The Reuters artticle talks about defensive measures against cyber war. The general fix in the sandbox is to reduce money transaction such that if the hacker wants the stuff, they have to buy it. We are awaiting the point when a third of us have our secure element.

When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems (CSCO.O) swung into action.
The Wikileaks documents described how the Central Intelligence Agency had learned more than a year ago how to exploit flaws in Cisco's widely used Internet switches, which direct electronic traffic, to enable eavesdropping.

Senior Cisco managers immediately reassigned staff from other projects to figure out how the CIA hacking tricks worked, so they could help customers patch their systems and prevent criminal hackers or spies from using the same methods, three employees told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

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