November, 2018

How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression

Schneier on Security

In my book Data and Goliath , I write about the value of privacy. I talk about how it is essential for political liberty and justice, and for commercial fairness and equality. I talk about how it increases personal freedom and individual autonomy, and how the lack of it makes us all less secure.

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MY TAKE: Why security innovations paving the way for driverless cars will make IoT much safer

The Last Watchdog

Intelligent computing systems have been insinuating themselves into our homes and public gathering places for a while now. But smart homes, smart workplaces and smart shopping malls are just the warm-up act. Get ready for smart ground transportation. Related: Michigan’s Cyber Range hubs help narrow talent gap. Driverless autos, trucks and military transport vehicles are on a fast track for wide deployment in the next five years.

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How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

Krebs on Security

‘Tis the season when even those who know a thing or two about Internet scams tend to let down their guard in the face of an eye-popping discount or the stress of last-minute holiday shopping.

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How Cyber Insurance Is Changing in the GDPR Era

Data Breach Today

When It Comes to PII, Santa’s Got Nothing Over Amazon

Weissman's World

Amazon this week announced new software that, as described by The Wall Street Journal, “can read patient records and other clinical notes, analyze them, and pluck out key data points.”

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Experts demonstrate how to exfiltrate data using smart bulbs

Security Affairs

Security researchers with Checkmarx developed two mobile applications that abuse the functionality of smart bulbs for data exfiltration. Security researchers with Checkmarx developed two mobile applications that exploit smart bulbs features for data exfiltration.

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More Trending

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2018 – 251,286,753 records leaked

IT Governance

Last month I thought I’d try something new, so I focused on three stories rather than putting together a long list of breaches. It wasn’t a very popular approach. So the list is back. I count this month’s total of known leaked records to be 251,286,753.

U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

Krebs on Security

A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S.

Romanian Hacker 'Guccifer' Extradited to US

Data Breach Today

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Beyond Passwords: 2FA, U2F and Google Advanced Protection

Troy Hunt

Last week I wrote a couple of different pieces on passwords, firstly about why we're going to be stuck with them for a long time yet and then secondly, about how we all bear some responsibility for making good password choices.

Knock-Knock Docker!! Will you let me in? Open API Abuse in Docker Containers

Security Affairs

Exploring the open API abuse for Docker Containers. Docker is a popular container product which has been adopted widely by the community. Preface. IT industry has seen quite a few transformations in last couple of decades with advent of disruptive technologies.

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Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government

Schneier on Security

On November 4, 2016, the hacker "Guccifer 2.0,: a front for Russia's military intelligence service, claimed in a blogpost that the Democrats were likely to use vulnerabilities to hack the presidential elections.

Search is Becoming Everything, And Vice Versa

Weissman's World

I’ve just come out of a series of discussions on the issue of records preservation, and one of my take-aways is how similar at least one current approach to the issue is to what we nominally call “search.” And the more I think about it, the more I wonder whether search is on its way […].

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Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

Krebs on Security

Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice.

Ransomware Keeps Ringing in Profits for Cybercrime Rings

Data Breach Today

SamSam, Dharma, GandCrab and Global Imposter Make for Ongoing Bitcoin Paydays Criminals wielding crypto-locking ransomware - especially Dharma/CrySiS, GandCrab and Global Imposter, but also SamSam - continue to attack.

When Accounts are "Hacked" Due to Poor Passwords, Victims Must Share the Blame

Troy Hunt

It's just another day on the internet when the news is full of headlines about accounts being hacked. Yesterday was a perfect example of that with 2 separate noteworthy stories adorning my early morning Twitter feed.

Instagram glitch exposed some user passwords

Security Affairs

Instagram has suffered a serious security leak that might have exposed user’s passwords, revealed The Information website. Instagram notified some of its users that it might have accidentally exposed their password due to a security glitch.

Information Attacks against Democracies

Schneier on Security

Democracy is an information system. That's the starting place of our new paper: " Common-Knowledge Attacks on Democracy." In it, we look at democracy through the lens of information security, trying to understand the current waves of Internet disinformation attacks.

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How Cyber Essentials can help secure against malware

IT Governance

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a world-leading assurance mechanism for organisations of all sizes to help demonstrate that the most critical cyber security controls have been implemented.

USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users

Krebs on Security

Postal Service just fixed a security weakness that allowed anyone who has an account at usps.com to view account details for some 60 million other users, and in some cases to modify account details on their behalf. Image: USPS.com.

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Magecart Cybercrime Groups Mass Harvest Payment Card Data

Data Breach Today

Card-Scraping Code Has Infiltrated Over 100,000 E-Commerce Sites Over the past year, there's been a surge in so-called Magecart attacks, involving payment card data being stolen from e-commerce sites via injected attack code.

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Here's Why [Insert Thing Here] Is Not a Password Killer

Troy Hunt

These days, I get a lot of messages from people on security related things. Often it's related to data breaches or sloppy behaviour on behalf of some online service playing fast and loose with HTTPS or passwords or some other easily observable security posture.

Google Services down due to BGP leak, traffic hijacked through Russia, China, and Nigeria

Security Affairs

Google services were partially inaccessible on Monday due to a BGP leak that caused traffic redirection through Russia, China, and Nigeria. A BGP leak caused unavailability of Google service on Monday, the traffic was redirected through Russia, China, and Nigeria.

Using Machine Learning to Create Fake Fingerprints

Schneier on Security

Researchers are able to create fake fingerprints that result in a 20% false-positive rate. The problem is that these sensors obtain only partial images of users' fingerprints -- at the points where they make contact with the scanner.

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The GDPR: Everything you need to know about data controllers and data processors

IT Governance

Data controllers and data processors are an integral part of the GDPR. This article explains what those roles involve and helps you understand if you are a controller, processor or both.

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Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach

Krebs on Security

Hospitality giant Marriott today disclosed a massive data breach exposing the personal and financial information on as many as a half billion customers who made reservations at any of its Starwood properties over the past four years.

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Two Iranians Charged in SamSam Ransomware Attacks

Data Breach Today

US Prosecutors Allege Pair Targeted More Than 200 Victims, Including Cities, Hospitals A federal grand jury has indicted two Iranians for allegedly waging SamSam ransomware attacks on more than 200 entities, including Atlanta and other municipalities and six healthcare organizations.

Add-ons, Extensions and CSP Violations: Playing Nice with Content Security Policies

Troy Hunt

You know what I really like? A nice, slick, clean set of violation reports from the content security policy (CSP) I run on Have I Been Pwned (HIBP). You know what I really don't like?

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6,500+ sites deleted after Dark Web hosting provider Daniel’s Hosting hack

Security Affairs

On Thursday, November 15, hackers compromised Daniel’s Hosting, one of the largest Dark Web hosting provider, and deleted 6,500+ sites. On Thursday, November 15, hackers compromised Daniel’s Hosting, one of the largest Dark Web hosting provider.

Worst-Case Thinking Breeds Fear and Irrationality

Schneier on Security

Here's a crazy story from the UK. Basically, someone sees a man and a little girl leaving a shopping center.

10 things you must do to become cyber secure

IT Governance

Preparing your organisation for cyber attacks and data breaches is complicated, and you should look for advice wherever you can get it. One of the most trusted resources is the NCSC’s (National Cyber Security Centre) ten-step guide.

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SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit

Krebs on Security

Thieves are combining SMS-based phishing attacks with new “cardless” ATMs to rapidly convert phished bank account credentials into cash. Recent arrests in Ohio shed light on how this scam works.

Marriott's Starwood Reservation Hack Could Affect 500 Million

Data Breach Today

Database Intrusion Dates Back to 2014 The Marriott hotel chain has announced its Starwood guest reservation database has been hacked, potentially exposing up to 500 million accounts. The unauthorized access to the database started in 2014, the company says

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FIFA Hacked Again

Adam Levin

The international soccer league FIFA announced it had been hacked earlier this year and is bracing itself for a potential data breach. This latest cyber incident marks the second major successful hack on the organization, the first reported in 2017.