Guilty: China Chip Espionage

Weyman Holton
Jul 3, 2019 · 6 min read

Milspec Chips Stolen / Cybersecurity Is Government’s Job / Outlook Cybercommand Warning / Hardening Energy Sector / Tech Headlines

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Charlie Osborne: Engineer faces 219 years in prison for smuggling US military chips to China

Read the details of this espionage against American interests at ZDnet.

Phee Waterfield: Cybersecurity Should Be Handled by Law Enforcement and Government, Report

The rest of this article is at InfoSecurity Magazine. Do you think more government intervention is needed in cybersecurity and at what level? I tend to think that the federal role should be to protect us from malicious foreign actors, a shield of defense to keep us safe…but how quickly we trade security for freedom. At what point does deep packet inspection for malicious activity turn into Big Brother? I’d love to hear what you think. Engage with me in conversation on Twitter at Weym0 (that’s a zero at the end.)

Graham Cluely: US Cyber Command warns nation-state hackers are exploiting old Microsoft Outlook bug. Make sure you’re patched!

Read more about what the patch does to Outlook and the history of APT33 at Bitdefender’s Hot For Security blog.

David Bisson: Senate Passes Bill to Help Defend U.S. Energy Grid against Digital Attacks

Get the rest of the story over at TripWire.

Other things going on around the web:

Apple’s new FaceTime feature “Attention Correction” will fix your gaze so that it will appear you are looking directly into the eyes of the person you’re talking to. Usually displays and cameras are out of alignment so that it appears the person at the other end is not looking directly at you. Apple will deepfake you in realtime so that callers will seem more engaged with each other. Check out the fascinating discussion going on today on Twitter at techs test it out.

Symantec’s shares got a boost on rumors it will acquire Broadcom.

Imperial College of London released a report urging the to NHS urgently invest in cybersecurity including firebreaks in patient records and other techniques to make at-risk patient services safer.

An interesting discussion about digital license plates that change on command can be found over at Schneier On Security blog.

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