Security Reading Room: Oct. 31, 2016
A look at some of the security thought leadership content we've been reading this past week:
In what's believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California's top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices.
Wouldn't it be nice if software developers had something like spellcheck, but instead of catching simple grammar mistakes, it caught basic security problems?
Aren't they all the same? No, they are not.
Root & The New Age Of IoT-Based DDoS Attacks (Dark Reading)
Last week's massive DDoS that exploited online cameras and DVRs was simple to pull off -- and a new chapter in online attacks.
It's taken years, but finally, cybersecurity professionals have been given license to reverse engineer technology.