Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 9/17/22
The search for dirt on Mudge, Enslaving people to be cyberscammers, Deep dive on China's vulnerability disclosure laws , A Chinese spy's secrets revealed, Modi's geotagging trick on India's citizens
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The Search for Dirt on the Twitter Whistle-Blower
The great Ronan Farrow had this surprisingly timely piece this week, appearing on the same day that Twitter’s former cybersecurity chief Peiter (Mudge) Zatko testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the digital security failings of the troubled but vital social media giant. It turns out that at least six research outfits had been rummaging around seeking to pay for dirt from Zatko’s friends and colleagues for any information they could get on the whistleblower, presumably on behalf of financial entities looking to make stock trades amid Elon Mus…
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