This week's Actuator comes to you direct from a very quiet house because we have sent the spawn off to an overnight camp for two weeks. The hardest part for us will be doing all the chores that we've trained the kids to do over the years. It's like losing two employees!


As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!


Avanti Breach – Does This Signify IoT Attacks Have Become Mainstream?

Yes. And, since you had to ask, I suggest you pay attention to all the other IoT hacks in the news.


Hacker steals $30M worth of Ethereum by abusing Parity wallet flaw

Good thing these banks have insurance to protect against loss… What's that you say? Oh.


A Hacker's Dream: American Password Reuse Runs Rampant

It’s time to get rid of passwords, and we all know it. Unfortunately, security isn’t a priority yet, so systems will continue to rely on antiquated authentication methods.


IoT Security Cameras Have a Major Security Flaw

Like I said, security is not a priority for many.


How Microsoft brought SQL Server to Linux

Somewhere, Leon Adato is weeping.


New IBM Mainframe Encrypts All the Things

This sounds wonderful until you remember that most breaches happen because someone left their workstation unlocked, or a USB key on a bus, etc.


Sweden leaked every car owners' details last year, then tried to hush it up

There is no security breach that cannot be made worse by trying to cover up the details of your mistakes.


This arrived last week and I wanted to say THANK YOU to Satya and Microsoft for making the best data platform on the planet: