Hacking & Security

MonsterMind, HACIENDA: How Intelligence is Threatening “Our” Cyberspace

InfoSec Institute Resources - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 14:15

Five Eyes and more In the last twelve months, whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed to the public how invasive is the cyber strategy of the US government and its cyber allies, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. These governments have an intense cooperation in signals intelligence, also known as [...]

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21 Popular Computer Forensics Tools

InfoSec Institute Resources - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 14:00

Computer forensics is a very important branch of computer science in relation to computer and Internet related crimes. Earlier, computers were only used to produce data but now it has expanded to all devices related to digital data. The goal of Computer forensics is to perform crime investigations by using evidence from digital [...]

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Watch out for fake versions of Flappy Bird sequel Swing Copters in Google Play Store!

Sophos Naked Security - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 13:54
Remember Flappy Bird, and the imposter apps that swarmed around at his death? The imposters were back in force at the birth of Flappy's follow-on game, Swing Copters...

Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords

InfoWorld.com [Security] - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 13:39

A line of routers from a China-based manufacturer has a serious flaw that could allow a hacker to monitor someone's Internet traffic, according to research from Trend Micro.

The routers are sold under the Netcore brand name in China and Netis outside of the country, wrote Tim Yeh, a threat researcher.

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Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords

InfoWorld.com [Security] - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 13:39

A line of routers from a China-based manufacturer has a serious flaw that could allow a hacker to monitor someone's Internet traffic, according to research from Trend Micro.

The routers are sold under the Netcore brand name in China and Netis outside of the country, wrote Tim Yeh, a threat researcher.

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Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords

InfoWorld.com [Security] - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 13:39

A line of routers from a China-based manufacturer has a serious flaw that could allow a hacker to monitor someone's Internet traffic, according to research from Trend Micro.

The routers are sold under the Netcore brand name in China and Netis outside of the country, wrote Tim Yeh, a threat researcher.

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How to improve your Twitter security and privacy

Sophos Naked Security - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 13:20
We don't lump Twitter in the same privacy bracket as, say, Facebook. But like any social network, Twitter is vulnerable to oversharing, data leakage and unintended consequences. We take a look at Twitter's privacy settings, find out what they really mean, and tell you how fix them up right now, before it's too late.

ICREACH — NSA's Secret Google-Like Search Engine for Metadata Analysis

The Hacker News - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 10:57
The United States National Security Agency (NSA) is using a massive information sharing platform that allows multiple law enforcement agencies to infiltrate more than 850 billion communications records detailing e-mails, phone calls, instant messages, and phone geolocation, according to the classified documents disclosed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The NSA has built
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Sony PlayStation Network Taken Down By DDoS Attack

The Hacker News - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 08:37
It’s been a bad weekend for Sony Playstation. The entire PlayStation Network was down much of the day after a dedicated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by online attackers, which left the network inaccessible to users. It's possible that EVE Online and Guild Wars 2 have also been hit by the attackers. Developers on the EVE Online forums have announced DDoS issues, and many
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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

InfoWorld.com [Security] - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 01:05

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.

The demand is the result of a new law, signed into effect on Monday, that applies to phones manufactured after July 1, 2015, and sold in the state.

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

InfoWorld.com [Security] - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 01:05

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.

The demand is the result of a new law, signed into effect on Monday, that applies to phones manufactured after July 1, 2015, and sold in the state.

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

InfoWorld.com [Security] - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 01:05

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.

The demand is the result of a new law, signed into effect on Monday, that applies to phones manufactured after July 1, 2015, and sold in the state.

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Silk Road suspect Ross Ulbricht hit with three new drug charges

Sophos Naked Security - 26 Srpen, 2014 - 00:40
New charges have been filed against Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind behind online drug marketplace Silk Road.

Secret Service Warns 1,000 Businesses Hit by Backoff PoS Malware

Threatpost - 25 Srpen, 2014 - 20:30
DHS and the Secret Service warned businesses to be proactive about scanning for point-of-sale malware, especially Backoff, which has hit more than 1,000 businesses already.
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Point-of-sale malware has now infected over 1,000 companies in US

Ars Technica - 25 Srpen, 2014 - 19:29
Mike Mozart / JeepersMedia

More than 1,000 US businesses have been infected with a malicious program that targets point-of-sale systems and steals credit- and debit-card data, the US government warned over the weekend.

The malware, dubbed "Backoff" after a term used in its code, began spreading as early as October 2013 and has typically escaped notice by antivirus defenses. The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), the Secret Service, and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) initially published an analysis of the malware in late July, but the groups updated their advisory on Friday with the estimated business impacted.

"Over the past year, the Secret Service has responded to network intrusions at numerous businesses throughout the United States that have been impacted by the 'Backoff' malware," the advisory stated. "Seven PoS system providers/vendors have confirmed that they have had multiple clients affected. Reporting continues on additional compromised locations, involving private sector entities of all sizes."

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AdThief iOS Malware Affecting 75K Jailbroken Devices

Threatpost - 25 Srpen, 2014 - 19:21
A relatively new form of malware on iOS is estimated to have stolen revenue from 22 million ads and infected upwards to 75,000 devices so far.
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Side-Channel Android Weakness Likely on Other Platforms

Threatpost - 25 Srpen, 2014 - 18:32
Researchers have discovered a weakness in Android that is likely present in other leading operating systems that can be abused and lead to information leakage.
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