Category: hacks

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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not vulnerable to Heartbleed? not so fast…

Think your sites are safe from Heartbleed related sploits?  Not so fast, sunshine… According to one pen tester, many of the tools which purport to…

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let the games begin

Aaaand we now have our first confirmed breach of data tied to Heartbleed – the Canadian Revenue Authority has reported that the social insurance numbers…

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heartbleed forecast: continued heartburn

It seems like Heartbleed is going to be keeping  infosec people busy  for a while. First, multiple people have succeeded in extracting the private signing…

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more iPhone fingerprint issues

Another attack on the iPhone 5s TouchID sensor… a German security firm has claimed to be able to use an iPhone 4s camera to grab…

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iPhone fingerprint security – part 2

Some interesting insight on security and Apple’s TouchID fingerprint sensor from a quite comprehensive review of the 5S by Andrew Cunningham over at Ars Technica… For my…

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thoughts on the iPhone fingerprint hack

We all knew this would happen, although I was a little bit surprised as to how quickly The Chaos Computer Club’s recent unveiling of a…

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sometimes the “it department” isn’t the it department

For your social engineering reading pleasure…  the take aways?  First, operational security is important – this scam worked (at least for a while) because the…

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