We are kicking off a new feature on the blog, possibly also in the Digital Reflector, that summarizes the leading posts on topics of concern this month and onward. If you would like to share a link or comment, please send it through a dm (e.g. direct message) on twitter at ieeeboston.
This month, we are kicking off three areas: Computer Security, Data Breaches, and Hacks Beyond Data
January 2018 Round Up – Computer Security
A non-exhaustive roundup of posts about Meltdown and Spectre, edited throughout the month.
If you’re looking at how the problem was found, here’s a good summary of the timing of one research group’s effort to bring the problem to light: How Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Flaw at the Same Time
## More Points of Reference for Meltdown and Spectre:
### Landing Page Website Just for Information About This.
A really good article on the background of the security flaws: How the Meltdown Vulnerability Fix Was Invented
#### Wall Street Journal
## Data Breaches Disclosed this month
With all the news on Meltdown and Spectre, nevermind the Golden Globes, it’s been hard to keep up. Fortunately, the news here has been light.
Forever 21 announced a security breach closed in November 2017
##Hacks Beyond Data
When hacks go beyond just taking data, not dimishing the impact of data in the wrong hands, these hacks highlight those scenarios where the hack went beyond the safety controls to affect normal operations of an organization or enterprise.
Plant Safety Systems Hacked to Hide the infection of the Systems and here
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