Category: hacks

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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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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