SANS News Bites is a semiweekly high-level executive summary of the most important news articles that have been published on computer security during the last week.Each news item is very briefly summarized and includes a reference on the web for detailed information, if possible.Senator Warner - please, please require some simple actions, not more reports![Ullrich ] ISPs for the most part are not causing or contributing to DDo S attacks, but carry most of the cost because they need to respond to keep customer connections working.This is urgent; the longer we tolerate this problem, the more difficult it will be to address.[Henry ] The senator is asking the proper questions. First, while I'm not a fan of excessive regulation, there needs to be a coordinated effort within the government to look at this.These data include precise geo-location; financial information; health information; children's information; web browsing and app usage histories; and contents of communications. For this to work, the big three providers need to create a common interface marked PRIVATE or SHARED, for each question.
Read more in: Krebs On Security: Senator Prods Federal Agencies on Io T Mess -https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/senator-prods-federal-agencies-on-iot-mess/Senator Warner's Letter: Sen.The issue affects most versions of Flash, including those for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS. Those using Google's Chrome browser will get the update automatically, and those using Microsoft Edge and more recent versions of Internet Explorer (IE 11 and later) will get the fix directly from Microsoft.[Editor Comments ] [Liston ]: I would like to personally thank Adobe for helping me pay off my house and put my kids through college - without the mindbogglingly numerous flaws in Flash and Acrobat, the Internet would be a different (and safer) place and I would probably have had much less to do over the past 10 years.[Murray ] Trivial devices cannot be permitted to become the Achilles Heel of the public infrastructure.Appliances should do what, and only what, is absolutely required by their intended purpose; an easy "standard" to understand.