How the Death Star's demise would look in a galaxy with cyber attacks - Baltimore


Dec. 16, 2016 7:53 am

How the Death Star’s demise would look in a galaxy with cyber attacks

In honor of this year's Star Wars release, The CyberWire has a cybersecurity take — for education purposes.
A factor in the first Death Star’s demise: malicious dongles.

A factor in the first Death Star's demise: malicious dongles.

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Another Star Wars movie is set to be released on Friday. That means it’s time to dress like a Storm Trooper to head to the theater.

It also means, perhaps, that it’s time to watch The CyberWire put a cybersecurity spin on the Death Star’s undoing. The short film is the second in the series, the first of which was part of a CyberPoint International project.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will convince you the technological terror’s vulnerabilities were exposed by a brave band of rebels.

Or was it a phishing attack on

Only the Galactic Empire’s CISO knows for sure.


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