Week in review: DDoS attack trends, WannaCry lessons, new issue of (IN)SECURE

From helpnetsecurity.com

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles:

Zero-day flaws in widespread TCP/IP library open millions of IoT devices to remote attack
19 vulnerabilities – some of them allowing remote code execution – have been discovered in a TCP/IP stack/library used in hundreds of millions of IoT and OT devices deployed by organizations in a wide variety of industries and sectors.

Data Protection Officer independence: Ethical and practical considerations
In light of recent regulator action regarding Data Protection Officer (DPO) independence, this article considers the ethical and practical considerations surrounding the appointment of a DPO.

The FBI expects a surge of mobile banking threats
The increased use of mobile banking apps due to the COVID-19 pandemic is sure to be followed by an increased prevalence of mobile banking threats: fake banking apps and banking Trojans disguised as those apps, the FBI has warned

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