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Oh, fore putt's sake: Golf org PGA bunkered up by ransomware attack just days before tournament

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 20:21
That's rough, bet they were well teed off – crooks want Bitcoin

The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) was hit by ransomware just before one of the sport's biggest pro events, which teed off on Thursday.…

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Black Hat 2018: Widespread Critical Flaws Found in Smart-City Gear - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 19:38
More than a dozen flaws in smart-city gear could open the door to attackers bent on sowing public panic, according to IBM X-Force.
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Black Hat 2018: Stealthy Kernel Attack Flies Under Windows Mitigation Radar - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 19:35
Researchers create PoC of a post-exploitation kernel-mode fileless attack technique.
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Hacking For Sport: A Journey in Reverse Engineering a Toshiba Wireless SD Card - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 19:26
Reverse engineering the Toshiba FlashAir SD storage card allowed a researcher to execute remote code - and could've allowed him to add other malicious or practical features.
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New Actor DarkHydrus Targets Middle East with Open-Source Phishing - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 17:28
DarkHydrus uses the open-source Phishery tool to create two of the known Word documents used in the attacks.
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Discover which dangers lurk ahead – at Sophos' 'See the Future' event

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 16:45
Invitation to lunch, workshops and talks

Promo  Cybersecurity software firm Sophos is inviting IT professionals to "See the Future" at The Brewery, near the Barbican in London, on Tuesday 9 October.…

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Google to warn companies targeted in government-backed attacks

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 16:34
G Suite admins will have the option of enabling alerts if Google suspects government-backed hacking attempts.

Black Hat 2018: Cortana Flaw Allowed Takeover of Locked Windows 10 Device - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 16:24
A flaw in Cortana allowed researchers to take over a locked Windows machine and execute arbitrary code.
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“Attack” on FCC over net neutrality was legitimate traffic, report says

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 15:21
An FCC Office of Inspector General (OIG) report has found no evidence of DDoS attacks on the FCC's comments system.

DARPA takes aim at deepfake forgeries

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 14:55
DARPA's MediaFor project has come up with tools it says can spot AI-created fakes.

Black Hat 2018: Google Bug Hunter Urges Apple to Change its iOS Security Culture - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 14:40
Project Zero researcher highlights stubborn iOS bugs as an example of why Apple and the rest of the industry needs to take a fresh approach to securing systems.
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Fortnite for Android goes “off market” – is that good or bad? [VIDEO]

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 13:39
Fortnite for Android will sidestep Google Play and be an “off market” experience - is that good or bad? We discuss the issues...

VB announces Threat Intelligence Summit to take place during VB2018

Virus Bulletin News - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 13:25
We are very excited to announce a special summit, as part of VB2018, that will be dedicated to all aspects of threat intelligence.

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How evil JavaScript helps attackers tag possible victims – and gives away their intent

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 12:55
Countdown to ancient IE a telltale sign of malice

A honeypot project operated by Japanese comms company NTT has turned up a bunch of new approaches to malware obfuscation.…

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WhatsApp security snafu allows sneaky 'message manipulation'

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 11:18
You could put words in people's mouths, claim researchers

Researchers claim to have uncovered weaknesses in WhatsApp that can be exploited to manipulate messages in private and group conversations.…

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Should I infect this PC, wonders malware. Let me ask my neural net...

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 09:03
How does it work? Nobody really knows what goes on in the black box

Black Hat  Here's perhaps a novel use of a neural network: proof-of-concept malware that uses AI to decide whether or not to attack a victim.…

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Revealed: El Reg blew lid off Meltdown CPU bug before Intel told US govt – and how bitter tech rivals teamed up

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 08:26
Panel spills beans on beans spilled

Black Hat  Next time you leave things to the last minute, remember this well.…

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If for some reason you're still using TKIP crypto on your Wi-Fi, ditch it – Linux, Android world bug collides with it

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 04:57
Patch wpa_supplicant and/or kill off key protocol, thanks

It’s been a mildly rough week for Wi-Fi security: hard on the heels of a WPA2 weakness comes a programming cockup in the wpa_supplicant configuration tool used on Linux, Android, and other operating systems.…

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Microsoft to hackers: Finding Hyper-V bugs is hard. Change my mind. PS: Here's a head start...

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 02:53
Prove us wrong, kids, and bag $250,000

Black Hat  Not that many moons ago, Microsoft was seemingly reluctant to open a bug bounty program. It also once described Linux as a cancer. Now it claims to love Linux, and is offering bounties on bugs. How times change.…

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Stress, bad workplace cultures are still driving security folk to drink

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Srpen, 2018 - 01:27
Self-medicating with booze is no answer, hackers warned at conference

Black Hat  In a personal and powerful presentation, a computer security veteran has warned that too many infosec bods are fighting a losing battle with the bottle.…

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