Telnet may not be the backdoor you’re looking for. Large PII database left exposed by parties unknown. DHS has a Critical Functions List. ISIS inspiration is back.

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A backdoor turns out to be a familiar kind of Telnet implementation (and it was fixed seven years ago in any case). A large database of US household personally identifiable information was found exposed online, but who owned it remains unclear. The US Department of Homeland Security releases a Critical Functions List. ISIS’s sometime Caliph is back online. And piracy streaming is loaded with malware. Who knew? Craig Williams from Cisco Talos on their research into malware markets on Facebook. Guest is Dean Pipes from TetraVX on the root cause of shadow IT.

For links to all of today's stories check our our CyberWire daily news brief:

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/April/CyberWire_2019_04_30.html

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