Our top story today is about the work done by The Citizen Lab in finding a very nasty threat in the Middle East found in Sandvine network routers. Sadly, the vendor has decided to deploy lawyers rather than fix their equipment, and play loose with the facts and criticize the group’s efforts. If you haven’t come across the Lab’s work before, they are a very well-respected Toronto group of researchers that examine Internet censorship and state-wide illegal network monitoring around the world. I urge you to read their report and decide for yourself who’s version of events you would believe.
ERRATA: In my newsletter last week, I mistakenly said that Casey Ellis was CEO of BugCrowd. That hasn’t been true since last August. Ashish Gupta has the job now. My apologies.
-- David Strom, editor of Inside Security