BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-08

The top stories from this week consist of stories about Google announcing the first SHA1 collision and that the hacker who knocked million routers offline using MIRAI was arrested at London airport.

You can also read about how a sysadmin says to court that he was authorized to trash his employer’s network or how an 11-year old Linux kernel local privilege escalation flaw was discovered

Top 5 Security Links
Google announcing the first SHA1 collision
Hacker Who Knocked Million Routers Offline Using MIRAI Arrested at London Airport
I was authorized to trash my employer’s network, sysadmin tells court
11-Year Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered
Incident report on memory leak caused by Cloudflare parser bug