On 9th August, Robinson & Cole’s Data Privacy and Security Insider reported a new threat tested by IBM.  The warshipping technique gets past the firewall, spam filter, and other tools that are placed on the perimeter of a company’s system, because it comes old-school — often in a package delivered to the lobby of your office, and using a tiny, low-cost, low-power, “computer” (essentially a processor chip and a few other electronic components) in a package that is shipped to the company.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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