Daily Archives: 2021-01-02

SolarWinds hack may be much worse than originally feared

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: This is what SaaS and especially bolt-on security gets you. Breach of the vendor = breach of all clients.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The Russia-linked SolarWinds hack which targeted US government agencies and private corporations may be even worse than officials first realized, with some 250 federal agencies and business now believed affected, the New York Times reported.

Microsoft has said the hackers compromised SolarWinds’ Orion monitoring and management software, allowing them to “impersonate any of the organization’s existing users and accounts, including highly privileged accounts.” The Times reports that Russia exploited layers of the supply chain to access the agencies’ systems.

The Times reports that early warning sensors that Cyber Command and the NSA placed inside foreign networks to detect potential attacks appear to have failed in this instance. In...

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Plus1: A Linux Chip for IoT and Industrial Control Applications

Source: adafruit industries blog

Article note: Neat. Competition for those Octavo OSD335x super-SoC parts. This has 5V tolerant IO/s and more flexible IO muxing, those have PRUs.


we saw this chip on the /r/nicechips subreddit.

its a $20 (qty 1) TQFP all-in-one processor with quad 1ghz A7, 3.3V power, 5V compliant GPIO, 128 or 512MB DRAM integrated, all the peripherals you expect plus MIPI & HDMI. What an adorable chip! would make for a great little single board computer.


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