Mollitiam Industries is the Newest Cyberweapons Arms Manufacturer

Schneier on Security

Its spyware is also said to be equipped with a keylogger, which means every keystroke made on an infected device — including passwords, search queries and messages sent via encrypted messaging apps — can be tracked and monitored.

Airplane manufacturer Bombardier has disclosed a security breach, data leaked online

Security Affairs

Hackers posted data stolen from manufacturer of business jets Bombardier on Clop ransomware leak site following alleged FTA hack. Bombardier pointed out that manufacturing and customer support operations have not been impacted.


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Weak Encryption Leaves Mobile Health App at Risk for Hacking

Data Breach Today

DHS, Philips Issue Advisories for HealthSuite Android Health App The lack of strong encryption in Philips' HealthSuite Health Android app leaves the mobile health software vulnerable to hacking, according to a new advisory issued by the medical device manufacturer and an alert from the Department of Homeland Security

The Debate Over How to Encrypt the Internet of Things

WIRED Threat Level

So-called lightweight encryption has its place. But some researchers argue that more manufacturers should stick with proven methods. Security Security / Security News

NEW TECH: DataLocker introduces encrypted flash drive — with key pad

The Last Watchdog

One sliver of the $90 billion, or so, companies are expected to spend this year on cybersecurity products and services is an estimated $85 million they will shell out for encrypted flash drives. DataLocker honed its patented approach to manufacturing encrypted portable drives and landed some key military and government clients early on; the company has continued branching out ever since. The encryption in our products is handled by a chip inside the actual hardware itself.

Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Perficient Data & Analytics

Create a BitLocker-protected virtual drive to provide “encryption at rest” data protection for your project files and data portability for archival purposes. Provision a clean Kali Linux virtual machine, configured with an encrypted virtual storage device that provides “encryption at rest” for the virtual machine itself. A configured and Vagrant-managed Kali virtual machine where the associated virtual storage device has been encrypted by Virtualbox.

Enhanced Privacy and Confidentiality using Thales and Google Workspace Client side-encryption

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Enhanced Privacy and Confidentiality using Thales and Google Workspace Client side-encryption. Google Workspace Client-side encryption. Google Workspace Client-side encryption enables service providers to host encrypted data but not decrypt it, protecting the user’s privacy.

Kr00k Wi-Fi Encryption flaw affects more than a billion devices

Security Affairs

A high-severity hardware vulnerability, dubbed Kr00k , in Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress expose over a billion devices to hack. This serious flaw, assigned CVE-2019-15126, causes vulnerable devices to use an all-zero encryption key to encrypt part of the user’s communication.”

Calculating the Benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Schneier on Security

NIST has completed a study -- it was published last year, but I just saw it recently -- calculating the costs and benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard. And I certainly agree that the benefits of a standardized encryption algorithm that we all trust and use outweigh the cost by orders of magnitude.

Pitney Bowes Battles Second Ransomware Attack

Data Breach Today

Hackers Can Clone Millions of Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia Keys

WIRED Threat Level

Encryption flaws in a common anti-theft feature expose vehicles from major manufacturers. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

Backdoor Discovered in Xplora Children's Smartwatch

Data Breach Today

Chinese Manufacturer Issues a Patch to Remove the Code The Xplora 4 kids smartwatch was shipped with a backdoor that could be activated remotely by an encrypted SMS to take secret screenshots.

AUSTRALIA: Assistance and Access Act, December 2018 – Holy grail of uncertainty created by new rushed-in data encryption laws

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

According to its Explanatory Memorandum, the Act is intended to ‘introduce measures to better deal with the challenges posed by ubiquitous encryption ‘ It amends primarily the existing Telecommunications Act 1997 to establish frameworks for voluntary and mandatory industry assistance to law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to encryption technologies, via the issuing of technical assistance requests, technical assistance notices and technical capability notices.

FTC Orders Mobile Device Manufacturers to Provide Information about Security Updates for Study

Hunton Privacy

On May 9, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had issued Orders to File a Special Report (“Orders”) to eight mobile device manufacturers requiring them to, for purposes of the FTC’s ongoing study of the mobile ecosystem, provide the FTC with “information about how [the companies] issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.”

Wi-Fi Chip Vulnerability

Schneier on Security

There's a vulnerability in Wi-Fi hardware that breaks the encryption : The vulnerability exists in Wi-Fi chips made by Cypress Semiconductor and Broadcom, the latter a chipmaker Cypress acquired in 2016. encryption hacking hardware patching vulnerabilities wifi

Hackers are Hurting the Internet of Things in More Ways Than you Think


With this method, they can capture the cryptographic keys to unlock the encryption that secures your IoT data. With keys in hand, cyberthugs can access and sift through data that the encryption was meant to protect. They can also include smart sensors and different apparatuses in critical infrastructure sectors like manufacturing, energy, transportation systems and more than a dozen others that the Department of Homeland Security has identified.

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US Navy Memo Raised Cyberscurity Concerns About DJI Drones

Data Breach Today

Army ordered that the use of drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI be discontinued, citing security concerns. Now, a second classified memo used to support that decision has been released, revealing serious concerns about how cyberspies could intercept video and other encrypted data

IoT Inspector Tool from Princeton

Schneier on Security

From their blog post : Finding #3: Many IoT Devices Contact a Large and Diverse Set of Third Parties In many cases, consumers expect that their devices contact manufacturers' servers, but communication with other third-party destinations may not be a behavior that consumers expect. Dahua is also a security camera manufacturer, although Amcrest's website makes no references to Dahua. Amcrest customer service informed us that Dahua was the original equipment manufacturer.

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FBI published a flash alert on Mamba Ransomware attacks

Security Affairs

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued an alert to warn that the Mamba ransomware is abusing the DiskCryptor open source tool to encrypt entire drives. Mamba ransomware is one of the first malware that encrypted hard drives rather than files that was detected in public attacks.

Qualcomm and MediaTek Wi-Fi chips impacted by Kr00k-Like attacks

Security Affairs

Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Qualcomm and MediaTek are impacted by vulnerabilities similar to the Kr00k issue disclosed early this year. Unlike Kr00k attacks, the attacker is not able to access to all the encrypted data because the process doesn’t use a single zero key for encryption.

Spotlight Podcast: Synopsys’ Dan Lyon on the Challenge of Securing Connected Medical Devices

The Security Ledger

Dan and I discuss some of the flaws in the approach that medical device makers take to security, and how manufacturers can take a page out of their own book: applying the same standards to cyber security as they do to – say- device safety. . How is it that a manufacturer can possess the design savvy to make an electronic device that lives within the human body, yet fail utterly to understand and account for the possibility of even trivial electronic manipulation and attacks?

DoppelPaymer ransomware gang hit Foxconn electronics giant

Security Affairs

Electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn is the last victim of the DoppelPaymer ransomware operators that hit a Mexican facility. The hackers also claim to have stolen unencrypted files before encrypting the targeted systems.

IPG Photonics high-performance laser developer hit with ransomware

Security Affairs

manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers for diverse applications and industries was hit by a ransomware attack that disrupted its operations. IPG Photonics manufactures high-performance fiber lasers, amplifiers, and laser systems for diverse applications and industries.

Use cases of secure IoT deployment

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Requirements also included that the firmware was to be signed by the manufacturer and verified by the pacemaker. The solution allows the manufacturer to create an innovative process that maintains data safety throughout every communication. Use case 3: Smart meter manufacturer.

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eCh0raix ransomware is back and targets QNAP NAS devices again

Security Affairs

The ransomware targets poorly protected or vulnerable NAS servers manufactured by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems, attackers exploits known vulnerabilities or carry out brute-force attacks. encrypt extension to filenames of encrypted files.

IoT Devices a Huge Risk to Enterprises

eSecurity Planet

The attacks targeted 553 different types of devices from 212 manufacturers, ranging from digital signage and smart TVs to set-top boxes, IP cameras, and automotive multimedia systems.

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New Guidance Published on Cybersecurity and Medical Devices

Data Matters

New European medical device guidance will require manufacturers to carefully review cybersecurity and IT security requirements in relation to their devices and in their product literature. The Guidance is intended to assist medical device manufacturers meet the new cybersecurity requirements in the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) (collectively, the Regulations).

System Update: New Android Malware

Schneier on Security

Researchers write that the RAT is constantly on the lookout for “any activity of interest, such as a phone call, to immediately record the conversation, collect the updated call log, and then upload the contents to the C&C server as an encrypted ZIP file.”

FBI and Australia ACSC agencies warn of ongoing Avaddon ransomware attacks

Security Affairs

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) are warning of an ongoing Avaddon ransomware campaign targeting organizations worldwide in multiple industries, including government, finance, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare.

KNOB attack threatens over a billion Bluetooth-enabled devices

Security Affairs

A vulnerability tracked as CVE-2019-9506 and referred as Key Negotiation of Bluetooth ( KNOB ) attack could allow attackers to spy on encrypted connections. Researchers at the Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA) found a new Bluetooth vulnerability, referred as Key Negotiation of Bluetooth (KNOB) attack, that could allow attackers to spy on encrypted connections. “The encryption key length negotiation process in Bluetooth BR/EDR Core v5.

5 Ways to Ensure Home Router Security with a Remote Workforce

Adam Levin

Ensure remote workers are more secure by following these five tips: Change the Default Password: Routers should have the manufacturer default password updated the moment it’s turned on and connected. Home routers are typically an easy point of entry for hackers looking for sensitive data.

Attack Against PC Thunderbolt Port

Schneier on Security

The attack requires physical access to the computer, but it's pretty devastating : On Thunderbolt-enabled Windows or Linux PCs manufactured before 2019, his technique can bypass the login screen of a sleeping or locked computer -- and even its hard disk encryption -- to gain full access to the computer's data.

Hades ransomware gang targets big organizations in the US

Security Affairs

Experts discovered that threat actors targeted a large US transportation & logistics organization, a large US consumer products organization, and a global manufacturing organization. Then the malware perform a scan in local directories and network shares for content to encrypt.

Consumer Reports Reviews Wireless Home-Security Cameras

Schneier on Security

The video is encrypted, and it travels from the camera through D-Link's corporate servers, and ultimately to the user's phone. Users can also access the same encrypted video feed through a company web page, If you do this, the web server on the camera doesn't encrypt the video. This is the sort of sustained pressure we need on IoT device manufacturers. Consumer Reports is starting to evaluate the security of IoT devices.

Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

Krebs on Security

Ransomware attackers often spend weeks or months inside of a target’s network before attempting to deploy malware across the network that encrypts servers and desktop systems unless and until a ransom demand is met.

Guest Blog: TalkingTrust. What’s driving the security of IoT?

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

There are so many reasons why manufacturers connect their products to the Internet, whether it’s industrial machines, medical devices, consumer goods or even cars. It’s also enabling manufacturers to respond faster to security vulnerabilities, market demand, and even natural disasters.

How your staff make security decisions: The psychology of information security

IT Governance

The majority of employees within an organisation are hired to execute specific jobs, such as marketing, managing projects, and manufacturing goods. Your employees encounter potential cyber security threats on a daily basis.

Technology giant Konica Minolta hit by a ransomware attack

Security Affairs

The company manufactures business and industrial imaging products, including copiers, laser printers, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and digital print systems for the production printing market.

Critical Success Factors to Widespread Deployment of IoT

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Driven by the need to secure themselves against increasing threats, organizations (both manufacturers and IoT consumers) realize that they need better built-in security. Encryption. Critical Success Factors to Widespread Deployment of IoT. madhav. Tue, 02/16/2021 - 16:33.

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A new NAS Ransomware targets QNAP Devices

Security Affairs

The ransomware targets poorly protected or vulnerable NAS servers manufactured by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems, attackers exploits known vulnerabilities or carry out brute-force attacks. The ransomware , tracked by Intezer as “ QNAPCrypt ” and “ eCh0raix ” by Anomali , is written in the Go programming language and uses AES encryption to encrypt files. encrypt extension to filenames of encrypted files. base64 encoded encrypted data].