Category: hacks

The other big hack of 2016?

According to CSO Online, someone is offering for sale what they claim is a 6GB file of “data enrichment” information pertaining to over 200 million…

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malware strikes non jailbroken iOS devices

A reminder that while iOS still seems to be safer from malware threats (as long as you don’t jailbreak your device), Apple’s walled garden is…

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No, you don’t need to close your LastPass account…

Yesterday, at ShmooCon, security researcher Sean Cassidy announced a vulnerability in the popular LastPass password manager.  He demonstrated a way that an attacker could send…

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In DPRK, Linux Watches You

A presentation from this past week’s Chaos Computer Congress shows how totalitarian states (like, in this case, North Korea) can leverage open source software in…

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quick and dirty malware analysis

There are a number of web based tools that allow you to safely analyze the behavior of potentially malicious files safely.  My personal favorite is…

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hacking wifi via lightbulbs?

While the “Internet of Things” has great potential, it also opens up new attack surfaces for those with nefarious intent to exploit.  A good example of…

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so… about that hedge fund hacking story…

  An update on the “hedge fund hacking” story from a couple of weeks ago… it appears that this attack (in which it was alleged…

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ready cash – the hacker’s latest tool

Cybersecurity firm BAE Systems (a large and credible industry player) announced that it had found and remediated an attack on an unnamed hedge fund back…

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heartbleed attack on ssl vpns

Heartbleed strikes again… according to respected security consulting firm Mandiant, one of its corporate customers’ SSL VPN appliances was compromised by attackers using the Heartbleed…

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surprise heartbleed headache for Google Chrome users

If you are using Google Chrome to surf the series of tubes we professionals cal the Interwebs, you need to take action to reduce the…

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