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Federal, Policy

Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

December 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over […]


Operations Security, Security

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

December 2, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers to quietly steal account tokens, which […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A new era of cyber warfare: Russia’s Sandworm shows “we are all Ukraine” on the internet

November 25, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Speakers at this year’s CyberwarCon conference dissected a new era of cyber warfare, as nation-state actors turn to a host of new advanced persistent threat (APT) strategies, tools and tactics to attack adversaries and spy on domestic dissidents and rivals. […]


Editorial

5G and Smart Cities: A Slippery Slope Towards Mass Surveillance?

November 16, 2019

Via: Michael Boyd

5G technology, the next big revolution in mobile connectivity, aims at providing better mobile broadband connectivity and speed for a wider range of customers. While 5G has the potential to enable fundamentally new applications and dramatically improve the quality of […]


Mobile Security, Security

What the newly released Checkra1n jailbreak means for iDevice security

November 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

It has been a week since the release of Checkra1n, the world’s first jailbreak for devices running Apple’s iOS 13. Because jailbreaks are so powerful and by definition disable a host of protections built into the OS, many people have […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

How EDR stops hackers in their tracks

November 11, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a category of security tools that monitor end-user hardware devices across a network for a range of suspicious activities and behavior, reacting automatically to block perceived threats and saving forensics data for further investigation. […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

The scariest hacks and vulnerabilities of 2019

October 28, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Yes, this is one of those end-of-year summaries. And it’s a long one, since 2019 has been a disaster in terms of cyber-security news, with one or more major stories breaking on a weekly basis. Below is a summary for […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Open database leaked 179GB in customer, US government, and military records

October 21, 2019

Via: ZDnet

An open database exposing records containing the sensitive data of hotel customers as well as US military personnel and officials has been disclosed by researchers. On Monday, vpnMentor’s cybersecurity team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, said the database […]


Mobile Security, Security

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix

October 17, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Galaxy S10 users should turn on some alternative security features as Samsung works to address a major flaw with the device’s in-screen fingerprint sensor. The consumer electronics giant noted the issue today after a British user reported the ability to […]


Networking, Software, Tech

Mozilla: Firefox 70 brings you these new security indicators

October 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Firefox 70 is introducing new padlock icon security and identity indicators in the browser that will give less visual prominence to Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates and draw more attention to sites delivered via the insecure HTTP protocol. Mozilla and […]