Security Scene: July 2021 Edition

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By Adair Thaxton, Internet2 Cyberinfrastructure Security Engineer

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

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It’s far too hot, y’all. I hope you’re all staying comfortable and not getting sunburned!

Brian Krebs reports on a new development in card skimmers. The skimming hardware isn’t visible from outside the device, which is annoying in itself, but the real story is how the thieves managed to get the data from the skimmer. They used a download card!

The MANRS organization held RPKI Week the week of July 12-16. They held a contest to see which person could create the most ROAs, and also hosted a series of webinars with worldwide experts. Those webinars were recorded and are available.

We’ve talked a lot about how routing attacks can be used to divert traffic for malicious purposes. This paper explains how routing attacks can impact Tor, certificate authority infrastructure, and  Bitcoin. The authors also give some tips for application developers, which is a nice addition.

Stay safe, and stay cool!

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