Apple’s NeuralHash Algorithm Has Been Reverse-Engineered

Schneier on Security

Apple’s NeuralHash algorithm — the one it’s using for client-side scanning on the iPhone — has been reverse-engineered. Uncategorized algorithms Apple backdoors cryptography hashes iOS iPhone reverse engineering

Reverse-Engineering the Redactions in the Ghislaine Maxwell Deposition

Schneier on Security

Slate magazine was able to cleverly read the Ghislaine Maxwell deposition and reverse-engineer many of the redacted names. As far as I know, this reverse-engineering technique is new. Uncategorized courts redaction reverse engineering

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Social Engineering News: Vishing

Security Boulevard

Experts in cybersecurity are seeing a growing trend, with criminals combining vishing with phishing, The post Social Engineering News: Vishing appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network General phone phishing Protect Yourself social engineering news vishing

Social Engineering from the Attacker Perspective

Security Boulevard

At Social-Engineer, LLC (SECOM), we define social engineering as “any act that influences a person to take an action that […]. The post Social Engineering from the Attacker Perspective appeared first on Security Boulevard.

6 Types of Social Engineering Attacks

Mitnick Security

Social engineering attacks account for a massive portion of all cyber attacks, and studies show that these attacks are on the rise. According to KnowBe4 , more than 90% of successful hacks and data breaches start with a common type of social engineering attack called phishing.

Your engine doesn’t matter

Javvad Malik

Flying is really a marvel of engineering, and it blows my mind every time I get on a flight. Have you ever seen an airline advertise its planes by the type of engine it has, the suspension of the landing gear, or by the mechanism with which it connects to the passenger tunnel. If I have a good overall experience, I couldn’t care less if the engine rolled off the factory last week or over a decade ago.

Women of Software Engineering: CivTech Specialist, Alsia Plybeah

Security Boulevard

As we continue to honor women in technology during Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to feature CivTech software engineer Alsia Plybeah, in our series, Code of Honor: The Women of Software Development, JavaScript, and Cybersecurity.

The Many Hats of a Social Engineer

Security Through Education

As social engineers, we may wear different hats (sometimes literally) when it comes to getting into character for our pretexts. The first live APSE (Advance Practical Social Engineering) class in two years! Social Engineering Newsletter social engineer pretexting vishing

Propaganda as a Social Engineering Tool

Security Boulevard

The post Propaganda as a Social Engineering Tool appeared first on Security Boulevard. Remember WYSIWYG? What you see is what you get. That was a simpler time in technology; you knew what the end result would be during the development stage. There were no surprises.

Social Engineering from the Attacker Perspective

Security Through Education

At Social-Engineer, LLC (SECOM), we define social engineering as “any act that influences a person to take an action that may or may not be in their best interest.” If you Google “social engineering,” you will get a very different and more negative definition.

The Many Hats of a Social Engineer

Security Boulevard

As social engineers, we may wear different hats (sometimes literally) when it comes to getting into character for our pretexts. […]. The post The Many Hats of a Social Engineer appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Reaction to Social Engineering Indicative of Cybersecurity Culture

Security Boulevard

It was a master class in social engineering, one that put an organization’s security posture at risk. Social engineering attacks like phishing take advantage of an employee’s awareness of.

What Is Social Engineering?

Heimadal Security

Social engineering is a term that first emerged in social sciences, somewhat akin to the direct intervention of scientists on human society. The post What Is Social Engineering?

Are Social Engineering Attacks on the Rise?

Mitnick Security

Social engineering attacks are on the rise, and these attacks from bad actors could threaten your organization. Social Engineering social engineering threats social engineering attackThe short answer is: YES.

Your guide to hiring an AWS cloud engineer in 2022

Security Boulevard

The post Your guide to hiring an AWS cloud engineer in 2022 appeared first on PeoplActive. The post Your guide to hiring an AWS cloud engineer in 2022 appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Cloud Engineer

Ghidra: NSA's Reverse-Engineering Tool

Schneier on Security

Last month, the NSA released Ghidra , a software reverse-engineering tool. Early reactions are uniformly positive. Three news articles. cybersecurity nsa opensource reverseengineering

The Third Edition of Ross Anderson’s Security Engineering

Schneier on Security

Ross Anderson’s fantastic textbook, Security Engineering , will have a third edition. Uncategorized books security engineeringThe book won’t be published until December, but Ross has been making drafts of the chapters available online as he finishes them. Now that the book is completed, I expect the publisher to make him take the drafts off the Internet. I personally find both the electronic and paper versions to be incredibly useful.

Structures, Engineering and Security

Adam Shostack

Buildings don’t fall down because they’re engineered from a set of materials to meet the goals of carrying appropriate loads. The real subject of this post is engineering cybersecurity. Perhaps we will learn from our engineering peers and get better at it faster. books Security Software EngineeringGordon’s Structures, or Why Things Don’t Fall Down is a fascinating and accessible book. Why don’t things fall down?

The Business Value of the Social-Engineer Phishing Service

Security Boulevard

The post The Business Value of the Social-Engineer Phishing Service appeared first on Security Boulevard. Phishing attacks continue to plague organizations across the globe with great success, but why? Cybercriminals are targeting the human element of organizations.

Software Engineering Radio

Adam Shostack

I enjoyed being a guest on Software Engineering Radio: Adam Shostack on Threat Modeling. It’s a substantial, in depth interview, running nearly 80 minutes, and covering a wide variety of topics. podcasts threat modeling

The Ying Yang of Your Engine

Javvad Malik

I recently argued that I don’t really care about an aeroplane’s engine and that I only cared about the experience I have travelling on it. Some people argued with me that the engine is very important and without an engine the aeroplane won’t fly. When you’re building a road, engineering is of utmost importance. Sure, maths, reasoning, engineering and logic can create the best engine, the best road, and the best cyber security product.

4 Social Engineering Attack Examples (with Pictures!)

Mitnick Security

We’re constantly telling our employees to look out for social engineering attacks , but while we can share definitions all day long, humans often learn best by example. social engineering attacks

What Is a Social Engineering Attack?

Mitnick Security

Social Enginnering social engineering attacksMost organizations use security scans to protect their data and employees from threat actors, however, a simple scan may not be updated or thorough enough to catch everything.

Reverse Engineering a Chinese Surveillance App

Schneier on Security

Human Rights Watch has reverse engineered an app used by the Chinese police to conduct mass surveillance on Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang. The details are fascinating, and chilling. Boing Boing post. china privacy reverseengineering surveillance

A Peek into a Professional Social Engineering Team

Security Through Education

The bridge that links us is our current jobs; we are all now professional social engineers (SE). Join me as we take a peek into a professional social engineering team! My Entry into the World of Social Engineering. My first introduction to social engineering was via two books.

How behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams dead in their tracks

Security Boulevard

Human fraud: how behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams that traditional fraud tools miss. The post How behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams dead in their tracks appeared first on NuData Security.

The Human Behavior Conference: The Future of Social Engineering

Security Boulevard

The post The Human Behavior Conference: The Future of Social Engineering appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering amy herman Anne-Maartje Oud Chris Hadnagy Cortney Warren General HuBe Ian Rowland Joe Navarro R.

Massive social engineering waves have impacted banks in several countries

Security Affairs

A massive social engineering campaign targeting banks has been delivered in the last two years in several countries. A massive social engineering campaign has been delivered in the last two years in several countries, including Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, the UK, and France.

How to work with Vault Secrets Engines

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen shows you how to create both local and AWS secrets engines with Hashicorp's Vault

5 programming languages cloud engineers should learn

Tech Republic Security

Whether you're trying to break into the role or you're already a cloud engineer, these programming languages are a must for maintaining an edge over the competition

What Security Engineers Hate About SIEM

Security Boulevard

The post What Security Engineers Hate About SIEM appeared first on Security Boulevard. The security information and event management (SIEM) capabilities required to meet the demands of today’s data-intensive and threat-laden business environments are only now becoming a reality.

Reverse Engineering Obfuscated Firmware for Vulnerability Analysis

Security Boulevard

The post Reverse Engineering Obfuscated Firmware for Vulnerability Analysis appeared first on Nozomi Networks. The post Reverse Engineering Obfuscated Firmware for Vulnerability Analysis appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Lessons Learned My First Year Working as a Social Engineer

Security Through Education

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since I started working in the field of social engineering. A few years ago, I learned about social engineering through a friend. I was fascinated by the fact that many psychological aspects are applied social engineering.

What are Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks?

eSecurity Planet

Social engineering is a common technique that cybercriminals use to lure their victims into a false sense of security. As social engineering tactics become more advanced, it’s important to know how to identify them in the context of cybersecurity. Threats social engineering

What A Security Engineer & Software Engineer Learned By Swapping Roles

Dark Reading

A security engineer and infrastructure engineer with Salesforce share lessons learned from their professional role reversal, and advice for people on both teams

10 Important Facts About Social Engineering

Security Boulevard

These 10 facts about social engineering statistics illustrate how powerful it can be has grown and show you can protect your business. The post 10 Important Facts About Social Engineering appeared first on Security Boulevard.

DevOps vs SRE (Site Reliability Engineer): Rivals or Companions?

Security Boulevard

The post DevOps vs SRE (Site Reliability Engineer): Rivals or Companions? The post DevOps vs SRE (Site Reliability Engineer): Rivals or Companions? appeared first on PeoplActive. appeared first on Security Boulevard. DevOps Security Bloggers Network DEVOPS

Vanity URLs Could be Spoofed for Social Engineering Attacks

Dark Reading

Attackers could abuse the vanity subdomains of popular cloud services such as Box.com, Google, and Zoom to mask attacks in phishing campaigns

Social Engineering in the News: SMiShing

Security Boulevard

The post Social Engineering in the News: SMiShing appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network General Protect Yourself smishing social engineering news TangelbotEmployees are increasingly accessing corporate information and accounts from their personal phones.

Strangest social engineering attacks of 2021

CSO Magazine

New research has highlighted the creative and occasionally unusual lengths fraudsters take to carry out social engineering attacks.

Top Techniques Used by Social Engineers

Mitnick Security

Social engineers use new techniques daily to gain unauthorized access to private systems and servers. Social Enginnering Social Engineering ToolkitBut while new tactics are ever-arising, many “tried and true” techniques remain consistent. After all, when something works, why change it?

Severe Vulnerability Patched in CRI-O Container Engine for Kubernetes

Hacker Combat

A report by CrowdStrike reveals that an extreme weakness affecting the CRI-O container engine for Kubernetes could be utilized to break free from the container and gain root entry to the host. . when sysctl support was attached to the container engine.

Social engineering: Definition, examples, and techniques

CSO Magazine

What is social engineering? Social engineering is the art of exploiting human psychology, rather than technical hacking techniques, to gain access to buildings, systems, or data. Learn what makes these 6 social engineering techniques so effective. |