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Samsung Tizen Security ‘Feels like 2005’

VirusList.com - 7 Duben, 2017 - 17:50
A researcher at the Security Analyst Summit described the insecure state Samsung’s Tizen operating system.
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'Amnesia' IoT botnet feasts on year-old unpatched vulnerability

The Register - Anti-Virus - 7 Duben, 2017 - 17:01
New variant of 'Tsunami' is a disaster waiting to happen

Hackers have brewed up a new variant of the IoT/Linux botnet "Tsunami" that exploits a year-old but as yet unresolved vulnerability.…

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Why isn’t US military email protected by standard encryption tech?

Sophos Naked Security - 7 Duben, 2017 - 16:14
STARTTLS, which is used to secure the email handled by many organizations, isn't perfect, but it can be useful

WiFi-enabled adult toy comes up short on security

Sophos Naked Security - 7 Duben, 2017 - 13:28
You'd hope that the makers of connected adult devices might have learned something from the WeVibe debacle. Apparently not, if this latest example is anything to go by

Democrats draft laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy

The Register - Anti-Virus - 6 Duben, 2017 - 23:31
In non-snowball-in-Hell's-chance news: New York joins states' revolt on ISP rules

Less than a week after President Trump signed the law allowing ISPs to sell customers' browsing habits to advertisers, Democratic politicians are introducing bills to stop the practice.…

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Chrome Security Team Tackles ‘Friendly Fire’ To Keep Browser Safe

VirusList.com - 6 Duben, 2017 - 20:27
Justin Schuh, lead engineer of Chrome Security, said ensuring browser security for Chrome users is a balancing act juggling OEM pressures, questionable certificate authorities and quashing third-party software incompatibility issues.
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Bill would block warrantless searches of Americans’ phones at borders

Sophos Naked Security - 6 Duben, 2017 - 18:32
Lawmakers from both sides of both houses propose bill to require warrants before Americans' devices are searched at border crossings - although foreigners' phones would remain liable to search

'Evidence of Chinese spying' uncovered on eve of Trump-Xi summit

The Register - Anti-Virus - 6 Duben, 2017 - 17:01
Gosh, this is awkward...

Evidence of Chinese cyber-espionage against the US has been uncovered on the eve of an important Sino-US presidential summit.…

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Open sesame – unless you complain about your ‘smart’ door opener

Sophos Naked Security - 6 Duben, 2017 - 13:14
Developer bricked a customer's device after he complained, raising questions about the reliability of all our IoT devices and their makers

F-Secure gobbles up Zdziarski's Little Flocker, spits it into antivirus kit

The Register - Anti-Virus - 6 Duben, 2017 - 12:30
Is this the end of the road for the file system firewall app?

Updated  F-Secure has completely absorbed Little Flocker, the macOS security tool built by computer forensics boffin Jonathan Zdziarski.…

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Stop us if you've heard this: Cisco Aironet has hard-coded passwords

The Register - Anti-Virus - 6 Duben, 2017 - 06:02
Get patching, friends

Cisco's discovered that its Mobility Express Software, shipped with Aironet 1830 Series and 1850 Series access points, has a hard-coded admin-level SSH password.…

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Sorry eh? Canadian mounties own up: Yes, we own 10 IMSI-catchers

The Register - Anti-Virus - 6 Duben, 2017 - 01:32
Denies deploying 'Stingrays' near government buildings in Ottawa, so who are the spys?

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has ‘fessed up to a long-held suspicion that it uses Stingray-style equipment to track mobile phones.…

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Scottrade admits server snafu blabbed 20,000 customer files to world

The Register - Anti-Virus - 5 Duben, 2017 - 22:34
Not hacking, just an inept IT bod unable to secure a database, apparently

Online brokerage Scottrade has admitted sensitive loan applications from roughly 20,000 customers were exposed to the world by a fumble-fingered third-party supplier.…

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Malware Scanning Services Containers for Sensitive Business Information

VirusList.com - 5 Duben, 2017 - 19:01
At the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit, one researcher shared how he was able to find corporate emails, confidential business plans and classified FBI flash alerts.
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WikiLeaks spills source code files for CIA’s Marble Framework

Sophos Naked Security - 5 Duben, 2017 - 17:58
Security experts say latest tranche of stolen CIA documents is 'the most technically damaging yet'

Security Analyst Summit 2017 Day Two Recap

VirusList.com - 5 Duben, 2017 - 17:16
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook recap the second day of Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit, including how a Brazilian bank was compromised, and more.
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Geek Squad under fire for ‘cozy’ and ‘extensive’ links to FBI

Sophos Naked Security - 5 Duben, 2017 - 16:50
Best Buy refutes accusation of overly close links to investigators as questions are raised over admissibility of evidence in a child abuse case

Researchers to study perceived link between cybercrime and autism

Sophos Naked Security - 5 Duben, 2017 - 16:13
While many have already drawn their conclusions on the link between autism and cybercrime, this study aims to establish whether it's real and to understand the pathways into offending
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