Hack Naked News 101 November 23 2016

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This week, rumors of a new director of national intelligence, ATMs spill money onto the streets in China, real security requires a hedgehog, and Oracle buys a now famous DNS company, all that and more on this edition of Hack Naked News.

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Hi everyone this is Paul Asadoorian reporting live from G Unit studios in Rhode Island for November 23, 2016. In the news this week:

  • Clapper - JAMES Clapper, who's been referred to as the nation’s top spy by the wonderfully sensational media, is resigning his post as the director of national intelligence as the community applauds his efforts (get it, clapper, applauds, ha). Reports from the media this week indicate that president-elect Donald Trump will appoint former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. It will be interesting to see how a new person in this role handles, or changes, the intelligence community and the levels of communication as so much of it today is related to "cyber", drink.
  • ATMS Spit money - Cybercriminals programmed ATMs in Taiwan and Thailand to release millions of dollars in cash earlier this year, and the FBI has since warned that similar potential attacks could happen in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Investigators believe the hackers broke into computers at the bank’s headquarters through the tried and true method of phishing, then pivoting to install malware onto the ATM systems, causing them to spew cash onto the streets. Its an important lesson to remember as the wise Wu Tang once said, cash rules everything around me, cream, get the money, dolla dolla bills yall. At least thats the song I would have played while the attacks were being carried out.
  • Hedgehog-Based Authentication Is the Only Way to Be Truly Secure - Attackers will steal, or guess your password, intercept your SMS two-factor authentication or steal your access token, or even lift your fingerprints from a glass, however one thing is for certain, capturing my hedgehog is far more difficult. This video shows you how to use your hedgehog's fingerprint,e r pawprint, to gain access to your iphone. Well, I know what's on my Christmas list this year!
  • Oracle Buys Dyn - Dyn, the company that "drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise customers" and was the victim of one of the largest DDoS attacks in history, was recently purchased by Oracle for an alleged $600 million. Oracle is late to the cloud party, and while most are focusing on the fact that Dyn was attacked, the real play is that Oracle wants a really smart DNS / Internet monitoring company to enhance its cloud offering, and they got one. Lets hope they party likes its 2016 and not 1999...'