It’s another news week, though a bit of a short one this week as I have been sick all week so haven’t been able to devote as much time to tracking all the stories as I usually do, but we will work with what we got, so let’s get on with it!
- A new zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2016-0728) has been discovered in the Linux kernel by a startup. This vulnerability affects kernel version 3.8 or higher. It also affects Android versions KitKat and higher which means over 66% of Android devices are vulnerable.
- Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2016/01/linux-kernel-hacker.html
- A company named “Splash Data” has revealed their results for the “Worst Passwords List” and the most common password is still “123456”. Not really much of a surprise, but rather sad.
- Read More @ http://www.darknet.org.uk/2016/01/123456-still-the-most-common-password-for-2015/
- A backdoor account has been found on AMX conferencing equipment, that is used at the White House and a number of strategic military locations as well. AMX claims those accounts were used for debugging purposes only, but Fortinet made the same claim as well when a backdoor was found in their firewalls as well.
- Read More @ yro.slashdot.org/story/16/01/21/1813250/backdoor-account-found-on-devices-used-by-white-house-us-military?utm_source=feedly1.0mainlinkanon
- A Chinese national from Vancouver has been arrested in connection with an espionage case where him and 2 other Chinese nationals tied to the Chinese military have been planning to steal plans for the U.S. designed F-35 and F-22 fighters and the C-17 transport.
- Read More @ yro.slashdot.org/story/16/01/21/1813250/backdoor-account-found-on-devices-used-by-white-house-us-military