2020

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GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

Krebs on Security

Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. The attacks were facilitated by scams targeting employees at GoDaddy , the world’s largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The incident is the latest incursion at GoDaddy that relied on tricking employees into transferring ownership and/or control over targeted domains to fraudsters.

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Hacking Grindr Accounts with Copy and Paste

Troy Hunt

Sexuality, relationships and online dating are all rather personal things. They're aspects of our lives that many people choose to keep private or at the very least, share only with people of our choosing. Grindr is "The World's Largest Social Networking App for Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer People" which for many people, makes it particularly sensitive.

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NSA on Authentication Hacks (Related to SolarWinds Breach)

Schneier on Security

The NSA has published an advisory outlining how “malicious cyber actors” are “are manipulating trust in federated authentication environments to access protected data in the cloud.” This is related to the SolarWinds hack I have previously written about , and represents one of the techniques the SVR is using once it has gained access to target networks.

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Inside an FBI Sting: The Ransomware Gang Trying to Bribe Your Employees

SecureWorld News

FBI sting reveals a ransomware gang is bribing employees to help launch cyber attacks against their own employers. Details of a foiled ransomware attack.

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Reimagining Cybersecurity Training: Driving Real Impact on Security Culture

Speaker: Speakers:

They say a defense can be measured by its weakest link. In your cybersecurity posture, what––or who––is the weakest link? And how can you make them stronger? This webinar will equip you with the resources to search for quality training, implement it, and improve the cyber-behaviors of your workforce. By the end of the hour, you will feel empowered to improve the aspects of your security posture you control the least – the situational awareness and decision-making of your workforce.

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Quantum computing: A cheat sheet

Tech Republic Security

IBM, Honeywell, and Intel are just three companies leading the way in building quantum machines as well as the algorithms and controls to run them. Learn about possible business use cases for quantum.

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New Golang-based Crypto worm infects Windows and Linux servers

Security Affairs

Experts from Intezer discovered a new and self-spreading Golang-based malware that targets Windows and Linux servers. Experts from Intezer discovered a Golang-based worm that targets Windows and Linux servers. The malware has been active since early December targeting public-facing services, including MySQL, Tomcat admin panel and Jenkins that are protected with weak passwords.

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Can Schools Pass Their Biggest Cybersecurity Test Yet?

Dark Reading

Understaffed, underfunded, and underequipped, IT teams in the K-12 sector face a slew of challenges amid remote and hybrid learning models. Here's where they can begin to protect their schools against cyberattacks.

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Best Jobs in Cybersecurity for 2020 and How to Get One

CompTIA on Cybersecurity

Interested in a career in cybersecurity? Find out more about the top nine cybersecurity job titles in the United States as told by Cyberseek, and understand what education, certifications and skills you need to start a career in cybersecurity.

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Hey Alexa, Who Am I Messaging?

Threatpost

Research shows that microphones on digital assistants are sensitive enough to record what someone is typing on a smartphone to steal PINs and other sensitive info.

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Iranian Spies Accidentally Leaked Videos of Themselves Hacking

WIRED Threat Level

IBM's X-Force security team obtained five hours of APT35 hacking operations, showing exactly how the group steals data from email accounts—and who it's targeting.

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The Importance of User Roles and Permissions in Cybersecurity Software

How many people would you trust with your house keys? Chances are, you have a handful of trusted friends and family members who have an emergency copy, but you definitely wouldn’t hand those out too freely. You have stuff that’s worth protecting—and the more people that have access to your belongings, the higher the odds that something will go missing.

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Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This

Krebs on Security

Thousands of people graduate from colleges and universities each year with cybersecurity or computer science degrees only to find employers are less than thrilled about their hands-on, foundational skills. Here’s a look at a recent survey that identified some of the bigger skills gaps, and some thoughts about how those seeking a career in these fields can better stand out from the crowd.

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Humans are Bad at URLs and Fonts Don’t Matter

Troy Hunt

Been a lot of "victim blaming" going on these last few days. The victim, through no fault of their own, has been the target of numerous angry tweets designed to ridicule their role in internet security and suggest they are incapable of performing their duty. Here's where it all started: This is a great example of how bad people are at reading and understanding even the domain part of the URL then making decisions based on that which affect their security and privacy (see the answer under the pol

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New Bluetooth Vulnerability

Schneier on Security

There’s a new unpatched Bluetooth vulnerability : The issue is with a protocol called Cross-Transport Key Derivation (or CTKD, for short). When, say, an iPhone is getting ready to pair up with Bluetooth-powered device, CTKD’s role is to set up two separate authentication keys for that phone: one for a “Bluetooth Low Energy” device, and one for a device using what’s known as the “Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate” standard.

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Capital One Fined $80M, 'Failed Appropriate Risk Management for the Cloud'

SecureWorld News

Major fines and major findings in the Capitol One data breach investigation. Here is what a U.S. regulatory agency revealed about the bank data breach.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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Dark Web sees rise in postings selling access to corporate networks

Tech Republic Security

These postings provide cybercriminals with the information needed to hack into networks where they can infect critical machines with malware, according to Positive Technologies.

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WordPress Easy WP SMTP zero-day potentially exposes hundreds of thousands of sites to hack

Security Affairs

Threat actors are actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the popular Easy WP SMTP WordPress plugin installed on more than 500,000 sites. Hackers are actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the popular Easy WP SMTP WordPress plugin to reset passwords for admin accounts. The SMTP WordPress plugin is installed on more than 500,000 sites, but despite the security patch has been released earlier this week many sites are yet to be patched.

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Version 7 of the REMnux Distro Is Now Available

Lenny Zeltser

10 years after the initial release of REMnux , I’m thrilled to announce that REMnux version 7 is now available. This Linux distribution for malware analysis includes hundreds of new and classic tools for examining executables, documents, scripts, and other forms of malicious code. To start using REMnux v7, you can: Download REMnux as a virtual appliance Set up a dedicated REMnux system from scratch Add REMnux to an existing Ubuntu 18.04 host Run REMnux distro as a Docker container.

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White-Hat Hackers Help 'Fold' COVID-19 Proteins

Dark Reading

A grassroots effort provides scientists with computing power to help simulate the novel coronavirus' proteins and come up with therapeutic solutions for the disease.

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Beware of Pixels & Trackers on U.S. Healthcare Websites

The healthcare industry has massively adopted web tracking tools, including pixels and trackers. Tracking tools on user-authenticated and unauthenticated web pages can access personal health information (PHI) such as IP addresses, medical record numbers, home and email addresses, appointment dates, or other info provided by users on pages and thus can violate HIPAA Rules that govern the Use of Online Tracking Technologies by HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates.

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Use of cloud collaboration tools surges and so do attacks

InfoWorld on Security

Some industries have seen increases in cloud-related threat events rise as much as 1,350% since the COVID-19 crisis began.

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WhatsApp Phone Numbers Pop Up in Google Search Results ? But is it a Bug?

Threatpost

A researcher found that phone numbers tied to WhatsApp accounts are indexed publicly on Google Search creating what he claims is a “privacy issue” for users.

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The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2020

WIRED Threat Level

This year saw plenty of destructive hacking and disinformation campaigns—but amid a pandemic and a historic election, the consequences have never been graver.

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‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of Police Departments

Krebs on Security

Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week. The collection, dubbed “ BlueLeaks ” and made searchable online, stems from a security breach at a Texas web design and hosting company that maintains a number of state law enforcement data-sharing portals. The collection — nearly 270 gigabytes in total — is the latest release from Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets), an alternative to

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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IoT Unravelled Part 3: Security

Troy Hunt

In part 1 of this series, I posited that the IoT landscape is an absolute mess but Home Assistant (HA) does an admirable job of tying it all together. In part 2 , I covered IP addresses and the importance of a decent network to run all this stuff on, followed by Zigbee and the role of low power, low bandwidth devices. I also looked at custom firmware and soldering and why, to my mind, that was a path I didn't need to go down at this time.

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Documented Death from a Ransomware Attack

Schneier on Security

A Dusseldorf woman died when a ransomware attack against a hospital forced her to be taken to a different hospital in another city. I think this is the first documented case of a cyberattack causing a fatality. UK hospitals had to redirect patients during the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack , but there were no documented fatalities from that event. The police are treating this as a homicide.

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Latest on SolarWinds Cyber Attack: 'Grave Impact'

SecureWorld News

When news broke a few days ago that IT management company SolarWinds was compromised in a supply chain cyber attack, we discovered that attackers accessed both the U.S Treasury Department and the Department of Commerce. Read the related story. Now we know that was just the start. Here are updates coming in: CISA emergency directive to unplug SolarWinds Orion products.

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Machine learning: A cheat sheet

Tech Republic Security

From Apple to Google to Toyota, companies across the world are pouring resources into developing AI systems with machine learning. This comprehensive guide explains what machine learning really means.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.

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SUPERNOVA, a Backdoor Found While Investigating SolarWinds Hack

Security Affairs

While investigating the recent SolarWinds Orion supply-chain attack security researchers discovered another backdoor, tracked SUPERNOVA. The investigation of the SolarWinds Orion supply-chain attack revealed the existence of another backdoor that was likely used by a separate threat actor.

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How You Can Write Better Threat Reports

Lenny Zeltser

Writing about cybersecurity threats, such as phishing campaigns, malware infections, and attack groups, is challenging for many reasons. How should you decide what details to include? How can you persuade the readers that your analysis is sound? How might you address the needs of multiple audiences? I’m happy to share what I’ve learned over the years about writing effective threat reports in the following 36-minute video.

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2021 Security Budgets: Top Priorities, New Realities

Dark Reading

An unprecedented 2020 has shaken up security leaders' usual list of must-have technologies. What's on the horizon? They share with us their spending plans for 2021.

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Clocking a 6502 to 15GHz (!)

Scary Beasts Security

6-5-0-who? The 6502 is an iconic processor that dominated home computing in the late 70s and early to mid 80s. It was used in machines ranging from the Apple II to the Atari 2600 to the Commodore 64 to the Nintendo Entertainment System. In pop culture, it powered Bender , not to mention the Terminator ! It often clocked at a modest 1MHz, with faster variants available.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

A well-defined change management process is critical to minimizing the impact that change has on your organization. Leveraging the data that your ERM program already contains is an effective way to help create and manage the overall change management process within your organization. Your ERM program generally assesses and maintains detailed information related to strategy, operations, and the remediation plans needed to mitigate the impact on the organization.