Skyway Recommended Reading to November 27th

New Reading!: Bell wants Independent ISPs to lay their own Fibre; FBI says Watch for Hackers, While Hacking; Russian site Hacks thousands of Private Webcams; Execs targeted through vulnerable Hotel Wi-Fi; Obama wants Open Internet; Canada needs more Internet autonomy; New Payment System won’t stop Data Breaches; FDA Concerned about Medical Device’s Cybersecurity

 

Cartt.ca | Fibre Hearing: Many small ISPs are building their own fibre. Why can’t everyone else do the same, asks Bell

The lack of wholesale access to last mile fibre infrastructure hasn’t deterred competitors from investing in their own high-speed networks, Bell Canada told the CRTC during its appearance as part of the Fibre Hearing on Wednesday. Read More…

The Guardian | The FBI says to be wary of hackers … and to let the FBI hack what it wants

Even as the FBI warns US citizens that their personal data is increasingly likely to be hacked by criminals, the agency – without any public debate – is quietly ramping up its own abilities to hack anyone in the world. And, as we found out this week, their underhanded tactics are even ensnaring news organizations. Read More…

 CNBC | Russian Webcam Hackers Spy on Bedrooms and Offices using Default Passwords

A Russian website has been discovered streaming live footage from thousands of private webcams, CCTV systems and even baby monitors from around the globe. The website is live-streaming footage from over 250 countries collected from security cameras used by businesses and members of the public. Read More…

IT World Canada | ‘Darkhotel’ ring spying on execs travelling abroad

Traveling business executives warned to take extra precautions when using hotel Wi-Fi networks

Top executives from North American and Asian companies doing business and investing in the Asia Pacific region are in the sights of a cybercrime ring hacking into hotel Internet networks to steal passwords and industrial secrets, according to security software maker Kaspersky Lab. Read More…

Bloomberg | Internet Should Be Open, No Fast or Slow Lanes, Obama Says

President Barack Obama called for the “strongest possible rules” to protect the open Internet, advocating stricter controls than a regulator he appointed and causing shares of Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and other broadband providers to drop. Read More…

Cartt.ca | CANADIAN ISP SUMMIT: We need to keep more web traffic here, boost security and transition to IPv6

Canada needs an autonomous Internet infrastructure that keeps local web traffic routed within the country’s borders as much as possible, said Jacques Latour, chief technology officer for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), during a presentation at the Canadian ISP Summit in Toronto. Read More…

IT World Canada | New payment card security standard won’t stop data breaches: Expert

In eight weeks the long-awaited Payment Card Industry data security standard 3.0 takes effect. But already security experts are warning that it alone won’t stop the rash of embarrassing data breaches we’ve seen in the last 12 months. Read More…

SF Gate | Medical devices’ cybersecurity risks get FDA’s attention

A terrorist tapped a line of code into a computer, causing the vice president of the United States to flinch in pain and grab his chest, where a pacemaker had been implanted. “Call a doctor,” he said, doubling over.

That fictional scene, from a 2012 episode of the popular Showtime drama “Homeland,” sparked media debate over whether a pacemaker, a device that uses electrical pulses to sustain a person’s heart, could be made to go rogue at the hands of malicious hackers. Read More…

 

 


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