Recent weeks have seen a spate of cyber security issues that include the Heartbleed bug that created a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL library used by thousands of web services; the disclosure that eBay's user account information was stolen a few months ago (possibly related to Hearthbleed); and the Oleg Pliss Hack that appeared to ransom iPhone users' data by attacking their iCloud accounts.
My colleague Andrew Smith (@teraknor) has written a number of articles for The Conversation on each of these attacks, all of which are informative and great reads:
- Let’s not panic like it’s 1999 as we clean up after Heartbleed: lessons to be learned from the Y2K experience when responding to global code fixes.
- Massive eBay hack - change your password now: how to minimise the likelihood of being affected by the eBay hack.
- Explainer - is your iPhone at risk after the Oleg Pliss hack?: what is this hack really about?
Check out the complete list of Andrew's articles on The Conversation - they are worth a read!