Cryptojacking: Hackers Mining Bitcoin on Your Dime!


When cryptojacking, criminal hackers use enterprise computers to mine cryptocurrencies like bitcoin without the organization’s knowledge or consent, escaping the upfront costs of buying computers or computer processing power for the job. Illicit cryptominers seize a computer’s or device’s processor to mine the cryptocurrency. Good anti-phishing solutions and education programs can also mitigate the threat.

The Sheriffs are in Town: Recent Developments in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Enforcement and Investor Education

Data Matters

In the months following director William Hinman’s noteworthy speech on whether and when a digital asset is subject to securities laws, U.S. regulators have continued their stern warnings regarding the importance of compliance with the securities laws. On August 28, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released an update on the progress of its ongoing Operation Cryptosweep. securities laws. Convertible Equity Securities.

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The Decreasing Usefulness of Positive Visual Security Indicators (and the Importance of Negative Ones)

Troy Hunt

Remember when web security was all about looking for padlocks? and a green padlock - must mean it's secure! ?? People making security decisions based on the URL alone is fraught with problems. For example, from that talk of mine: That's

Snapshot: College and University Retention Schedules

Brandeis Records Manager

grade rosters) that might appear within certain categories, to mine applicable data. Continuing/Adult education explicitly appears on only 21% of the schedules. Higher Education information governance record retention schedules records management retention schedules

Guy Fawkes Day – LulzSec Italy hit numerous organizations in Italy

Security Affairs

Included in the breaches were Italy’s National Research Center , The Institute for Education Technologies , the ILIESI Institute for the European Intellectual Lexicon , National Mining Office for Hydrocarbons and Geo-resources , Ministry of Economic Development , State Police Association , Fratelli D’Italia , Lega Nord Trentino , Partito Democratico Siena , TV Trentino , Technapoli Equitalia , State Archives S.I.A.S. National Association of Professional Educators.

Access to over 3,000 compromised sites sold on Russian black marketplace MagBo

Security Affairs

Security experts at Flashpoint discovered the availability of the access to over 3,000 compromised sites sold on Russian black marketplace MagBo. Security Affairs – MagBo, Darkweb ).

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Flaws in Social Warfare plugin actively exploited in the wild

Security Affairs

Experts uncovered hacking campaigns exploiting two critical security vulnerabilities in the popular WordPress plugin Social Warfare. Vulnerable websites belong to many industries, such as education, finance sites, and news, experts highlighted that many of these sites receive high traffic.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2019 – 114.6 million records leaked

IT Governance

Australian education provider TAFE NSW hit by phishing scam (30). Internet hosting provider Hostinger resets users’ passwords after security breach (14 million). French police ‘neutralize’ Monero mining virus as it spreads worldwide (850,000).

Sharenting, BYOD and Kids Online: 10 Digital Tips for Modern Day Parents

Troy Hunt

And importantly, teaching them how to use secure passwords with @1Password ?? Education. I've done it before myself and if I can't always get this right when I spend my life thinking about security and privacy, you too will probably make the same mistake at some time.

10 Personal Finance Lessons for Technology Professionals

Troy Hunt

Number 1 is "Mining, Resources & Energy" which had a local boom here but is now rapidly declining (down 14% on the previous year). Take mining out of the picture and the top industry ("Consulting & Strategy"), pays only 5% more than tech. Patience. Frugality. Sacrifice.

The Trouble with Politicians Sharing Passwords

Troy Hunt

I read this while wandering around in LA on my way home from sitting in front of US Congress and explaining security principles to a government so it felt like a timely opportunity to share my own view on the matter: This illustrates a fundamental lack of privacy and security education. needs to meet this need and be secure also. If you want to secure it, point a security camera at the console. Everyone who has my login has a security pass.

Fixing Data Breaches Part 4: Bug Bounties

Troy Hunt

I started out by talking about the value of education ; let's do a better job of stopping these incidents from occurring in the first place by avoiding well-known coding and configuration flaws. Bug bounties have a really interesting way of changing the economics of security flaws and reversing the outcome from one where companies and customers lose, to promoting one where everyone wins. When I run workshops , at the end of the second day I like to talk about automating security.

Fixing Data Breaches Part 2: Data Ownership & Minimisation

Troy Hunt

Yesterday, I wrote the first part of this 5-part series on fixing data breaches and I focused on education. Back in September, a number of people pointed me at Experian's "FREE Dark Web Email Scan" (capitalisation is theirs, not mine) because on the surface of it, it seemed similar to my Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) service. Fixing Data Breaches Security

Thursday LTNY 2020 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

In addition to that, CloudNine conducted another great NineForum Discovery Education Series where prominent and highly respected eDiscovery and litigation support experts delivered 9 TED-style talks, 20 minutes each, covering important topics impacting the legal community.

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2019 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 2

eDiscovery Daily

Today, let’s take a look back at cases related to cooperation, form of production, privilege and confidentiality disputes, social media related disputes and a key case regarding biometric security. BIOMETRIC SECURITY.

Establishing Records Management at Brandeis—The First Eighteen Months

Brandeis Records Manager

We made early acquaintances with Legal and Information Security leaders. in higher education (substitute your vertical market) were invaluable not only in getting up to speed with the industry, but also in empathizing with various university functions and their professionals. Our initial client service engagements—managed offsite storage and retrieval, secure document shredding, digitization, and, recently, electronic redaction—began in March of 2014.

Our Data Governance Is Broken. Let’s Reinvent It.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Most of my career has been spent evangelizing the power of technology to positively transform business, education, and politics. Big data, data breaches, data mining, data science…Today, we’re all about the data.

Office 2.0 Conference September 3-5 | ZDNet

Collaboration 2.0

Google unplugs Windows Google decides that a security invasion from China was the last straw and bans the use of. All pretty cutting edge in the spirit of this conference which is a personal favorite of mine.

Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server: a next generation of deeper, wider content silos? | ZDNet

Collaboration 2.0

Google unplugs Windows Google decides that a security invasion from China was the last straw and bans the use of.

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