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The Coming Software Apocalypse - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    "It's been said that software is "eating the world." More and more, critical systems that were once controlled mechanically, or by people, are coming to depend on code. This was perhaps never clearer than in the summer of 2015, when on a single day, United Airlines grounded its fleet because of a problem with its departure-management system; trading was suspended on the New York Stock Exchange after an upgrade; the front page of The Wall Street Journal's website crashed; and Seattle's 911 system went down again, this time because a different router failed. The simultaneous failure of so many software systems smelled at first of a coordinated cyberattack"
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Your baby monitor is an Internet-connected spycam vulnerable to voyeurs and crooks - Bo... - 0 views

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    "Many of these cameras have no easy, networked means of getting a firmware update, either, making their zeroday bugs into foreverday bugs. Some of these bugs were simple programmer error, but Philips, ah, Philips: they shipped an Internet-connected home spycam whose default root login was admin and /ADMIN/. Security. "
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Shellshock: The 'Bash Bug' That Could Be Worse Than Heartbleed - 0 views

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    "Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the system software used in millions of computers, opening the possibility that attackers could execute arbitrary commands on web servers, other Linux-based machines and even Mac computers."
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Hackers Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records - 0 views

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    "The hackers who stole 4.5 million patient records from an American hospital network might have exploited the infamous Heartbleed bug to carry out the hack - the first time the bug has been reported to be at the center of a high-profile breach."
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NHS scrambles to fix bug sending users to malware site | Technology | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "The error saw over 800 links on the nhs.uk website send visitors to websites serving advertising and malware unrelated with the NHS.

    "We can confirm that this problem has arisen due to an internal coding error and that NHS Choices has not been maliciously attacked," said a HSCIC spokeswoman on behalf of NHS Choices."
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