Kim Zetter

Kim Zetter


Reporter covering cybersecurity/privacy. Author of COUNTDOWN TO ZERO DAY: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon. Signal user.

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@qhardy  When the other woman says “you’re safe here” it sounds like the Peloton woman is a victim of domestic violence - which is not something a liquor company should want to be reminding people of, since alcohol often fuels violence.

This story makes a number of incorrect and dangerous assertions. Such as this one: "The EAC test essentially searches for vulns in a machine, and if none can be found, certification is granted"

And this one : "the mass implementation of postelection audits where randomly selected precincts hand-count paper voting records has the potential to lessen the need for strict federal certification of voting systems altogether."

The federal testing labs aren't looking for vulns. They do a source code review, but it's a cursory review. And they don't do penetration testing. The tests are primarily meant to determine if the machines do what the vendors say they do and meet a basic standard for operability.

As for post-election audits, these can only tell you something might have gone wrong w/an election. That's not a security solution or an excuse to have lax certification testing/standards. The goal should be to prevent something from going wrong in first place.

What happens in cyber doesn't stay in cyber

This is the best/most comprehensive story I’ve seen on Uber’s sexual assaults report. “The numbers are jarring and hard to digest,” @_TonyWest_ , Uber’s chief legal officer, said. “What it says is that Uber is a reflection of the society it serves.”

Elon Musk is going to be even more insufferable now than he already was.

It's so great to have a real rainy afternoon after so many sunny days.

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ASUS, one of world’s largest computer makers, installed backdoor on thousands of customer computers last yr after hackers compromised its software update tool. The file was signed w/ ASUS digital certificates to make it look like authentic software update.

Exclusive: For yrs ES&S, top voting machine maker in US, has been saying its vote tabulators and election-management systems are not connected to the internet. That appears not to be true. Researchers say they found what appear to be 35 online.

Every night, several times a night, Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport simultaneously turn off their ride share apps for a minute or two to trick the app into thinking there are no drivers available---creating a price surge.

WhatsApp discovered in early May that attackers were using zero day exploit developed by NSO Group that installed malware on a user's iPhone or Android phone simply by calling them. Target did not have to answer phone to be infected, and calls often disappeared from call logs

Does Reality Winner deserve a more severe punishment for exposing Russian hacking operations than Russian agent Maria Butina who was an active participant in the Russian influence campaign?

For months, ES&S refused to tell me or how many of its customers had remote-access software pcAnywhere installed on their election-management systems. ES&S would only say "a small number” Today, NPR reports ES&S has finally revealed 300 jurisdictions had it installed.

Facebook tracks former employees deemed a threat by using location data collected thru Facebook's apps/websites. "Other companies keep similar lists of threats, but Facebook is unique because it can use its own products to...track the location of people"

Google workers gave $5 gift cards to get people to provide scan of their face, but didn’t say it was for developing facial recognition of dark-skinned faces

The Swiss are launching a new online voting system. They want YOU to try to hack it. They'll pay 20,000 Swiss francs if you manage to manipulate votes; 30,000-50,000 if you can manipulate votes without detection. Starts Feb 25. Rules/register:

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