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China fires up 'Great Cannon' denial-of-service blaster, points it toward Hong Kong

6 Prosinec, 2019 - 21:07
Protest organizers come under fire from network traffic barrage

China is reportedly using the 'cannon' capabilities of its massive domestic internet to try and take down anti-government websites in Hong Kong.…

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Reasons to be fearful 2020: Smishing, public Wi-Fi, deepfakes... and all the usual suspects

6 Prosinec, 2019 - 13:08
Too soon for New Year Resolutions?

Cybercriminals will continue to exploit tried-and-tested fraud methods but also adopt a couple of new takes and targets in the year ahead.…

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SANS Announces 13th Holiday Hack Challenge and 2nd KringleCon infosec conference

6 Prosinec, 2019 - 07:00
Sign up, tune in, expand your knowledge, and compete in hacking contests

Promo  Next week, SANS will launch its second annual KringleCon virtual conference followed shortly thereafter by its 13th Holiday Hack Challenge.…

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Tricky VPN-busting bug lurks in iOS, Android, Linux distros, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, say university eggheads

6 Prosinec, 2019 - 06:01
OpenVPN, WireGuard, IKEv2/IPSec also vulnerable to tampering flaw, we're told

A bug in the way Unix-flavored systems handle TCP connections could put VPN users at risk of having their encrypted traffic hijacked, it is claimed.…

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VCs find exciting new way to blow $1m: Wire it directly to hackers after getting spoofed

6 Prosinec, 2019 - 00:05
Who needs an elevator pitch when you have man-in-the-middle attack?

A group of hackers used a compromised email account to steal a start-up's $1m venture capital payment.…

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If there's somethin' stored in a secure enclave, who ya gonna call? Membuster!

5 Prosinec, 2019 - 23:22
Boffins ride the memory bus past Intel's SGX to your data

Computer scientists from UC Berkeley, Texas A&M, and semiconductor biz SK Hynix have found a way to defeat secure enclave protections by observing memory requests from a CPU to off-chip DRAM through the memory bus.…

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Scammy and spammy harassers are chasing veteran pros off crypto-collab platform Keybase

5 Prosinec, 2019 - 19:20
What happens when you throw your lot in with crypto-coin types

Collaboration site Keybase, once touted for its encrypted meetup channels and robust developer features, is struggling to ward off an epidemic of harassment and spam brought about by its shift toward cryptocurrency.…

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Feds slap $5m bounty on 'Evil Corp' Russian duo accused of running ZeuS, Dridex banking trojans

5 Prosinec, 2019 - 17:49
Account-draining malware masterminds charged but remain in motherland

US prosecutors have slapped a $5m bounty on the heads of two Russian nationals they claim are part of the malware gang behind the banking trojans ZeuS and Dridex.…

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How to fool infosec wonks into pinning a cyber attack on China, Russia, Iran, whomever

5 Prosinec, 2019 - 16:44
Learning points, not an instruction manual

Black Hat Europe  Faking digital evidence during a cyber attack – planting a false flag – is simple if you know how, as noted infosec veteran Jake Williams told London's Black Hat Europe conference.…

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Oil be damned: Iran-based crooks flinging malware at Middle Eastern energy plants again – research

5 Prosinec, 2019 - 13:07
ZeroCleare wipes up where Shamoon left off

An Iran-based hacking crew long known to target energy facilities in neighboring Middle Eastern countries is believed to be launching new attacks.…

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Atlassian scrambles to fix zero-day security hole accidentally disclosed on Twitter

5 Prosinec, 2019 - 01:55
Exposed private cert key may also be an issue for IBM Aspera

Updated  Twitter security celeb SwiftOnSecurity on Tuesday inadvertently disclosed a zero-day vulnerability affecting enterprise software biz Atlassian, a flaw that may be echoed in IBM's Aspera software.…

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Lazarus group goes back to the Apple orchard with new macOS trojan

5 Prosinec, 2019 - 01:28
In-memory malware a first for suspected Nork hacking crew

The Lazarus group, which has been named as one of North Korea's state-sponsored hacking teams, has been found to be using new tactics to infect macOS machines.…

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Mozilla locks nosy Avast, AVG extensions out of Firefox store amid row over web privacy

4 Prosinec, 2019 - 10:58
Add-ons accused of slurping every URL netizens visit

The Firefox extensions built by Avast have been pulled from the open-source browser's online add-on store over privacy fears.…

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AWS has new tool for those leaky S3 buckets so, yeah, you might need to reconfigure a few things

3 Prosinec, 2019 - 13:44
Security a popular topic at Las Vegas event

re:Invent  At its re:Invent event under way in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) dropped the veil on a new tool to help customers to avoid spewing data stored on its S3 (Simple Storage) service to world+dog.…

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UK parcel firm Yodel plugs tracking app's random yaps about where on map to snap up strangers' tat

3 Prosinec, 2019 - 11:02
Shipped from expensive shop X? In the shed, you say? Researcher spots badness

Parcel wrangler Yodel has caulked up a security hole in which random user data leaked to people using its Android app.…

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Russian FaceApp selfie-slurper poses 'potential counterintelligence threat', FBI warns

3 Prosinec, 2019 - 01:34
Feds tell senator that age-filter toy a possible security risk

Netizens who fire up FaceApp for fun may be unknowingly putting national security at risk, according to the FBI.…

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Welcome back from the holiday, Americans! Here's who leaked data while you were away

2 Prosinec, 2019 - 23:29
TrueDialog, Mixcloud, Magento Marketplace expose accounts

Thanksgiving is an ideal time to either hack (IT admins need holidays too) or to drop news of hacks (because no one's reading much news) so here's your roundup of the weekend's shenanigans.…

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Europol wipes out 30,000+ piracy sites, three suspects cuffed to walk the legal plank

2 Prosinec, 2019 - 21:13
Aw man, I was still downl...err.. great work everyone!

Europol says its latest piracy takedown netted three arrests and more than 30,000 website takedowns.…

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Judge to interview Assange over claims Spanish security firm snooped on him during Ecuador embassy stint

2 Prosinec, 2019 - 16:21
Video link request from September finally granted

Julian Assange will be interviewed via video link by a judge investigating claims that a Spanish company orchestrated a spying operation against him while he resided in the Ecuadorian embassy.…

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Challenge yourself and level up your IT security skills at this SANS London training event

2 Prosinec, 2019 - 07:02
Arm yourself with the latest cybersecurity know-how

Promo  As more and more organisations move to new technologies, data thieves constantly try to find ingenious new ways of penetrating even the most well-protected systems.…

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