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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What Does Social Engineering Have to Do with Ransomware?

ZoneAlarm

Throughout the hundreds … The post What Does Social Engineering Have to Do with Ransomware? anti-phishing Data Privacy Data Protection Online Safety PC security Ransomware ransomware social engineering

Social Engineering Tactics Used in Interrogation 

Security Through Education

In fact, there are many social engineering tactics used during interrogations. In social engineering, it is vital to establish rapport early in the engagement in order to gain trust and lower the subject’s guard. Advanced Practical Social Engineering (APSE), is a class that offers interactive lectures along with discussions based on the latest behavioral science. This class teaches social engineering techniques which are useful to professionals and individuals alike.

Vishing (Voice Phishing) in Social Engineering News

Security Boulevard

The post Vishing (Voice Phishing) in Social Engineering News appeared first on Security Boulevard. A new report by Mutare reveals costly and pervasive shortcomings in enterprise security protections against voice network attacks, such as […].

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.

Social Engineering Tactics Used in Interrogation 

Security Boulevard

The post Social Engineering Tactics Used in Interrogation appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering General Social Engineer Blog negotiation rapport social engineering Social Engineering Tactics used in interrogations tactical empathy

Social Engineering News: SMiShing

Security Boulevard

The post Social Engineering News: SMiShing appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering Cybersecurity Training General smishing social engineeringSMiShing attacks continue to soar as more companies transition to a remote/hybrid workforce.

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.

Security Engineer Job, Certification and Salary

CyberSecurity Insiders

To all those who want to become a security engineer, here’s an article that helps in guiding you to reach your goal. First, a security engineer is a software professional who helps in drafting & developing strategies, software and hardware systems to protect against cyber attacks.

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.

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.

Hiring Data Recycling Security Engineers Smart?

Security Boulevard

Hiring Data Recycling Security Engineers Smart? Organizations today still have a massive problem with phishing attacks, ransomware, account takeaways, and social engineering. The post Hiring Data Recycling Security Engineers Smart?

Kinsta vs WP Engine: Managed WordPress hosting comparison

Tech Republic Security

Determine whether Kinsta or WP Engine is the best option for your business. The post Kinsta vs WP Engine: Managed WordPress hosting comparison appeared first on TechRepublic. Developer Security Kinsta website security WordPress development WP Engine

Phishing Reached All-Time High: Social Engineering News

Security Boulevard

The post Phishing Reached All-Time High: Social Engineering News appeared first on Security Boulevard. Careers Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering APWG Cybersecurity General Phishing phishing reaches all-time high Protect Yourself Security Training social engineering

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.

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

Interpol arrests 2000 criminals launching social engineering attacks

CyberSecurity Insiders

In what appears as an operation first of its kind, Interpol has arrested over 2000 criminals who launched social engineering attacks worldwide. As the operation was well coordinated, Interpol nabbed 60% of the criminals taking part in social engineering attacks.

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.

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

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

Business Application Compromise & the Evolving Art of Social Engineering

Dark Reading

As digital applications proliferate, educating users against social engineering attempts is a key part of a strong defense Be wary of being pestered into making a bad decision.

What Is a Social Engineering Attack — The Basics

Mitnick Security

Social engineering is one of the most popular techniques used in cybercrime today. In fact, Firewall Times reports that, “98% of cyber attacks involve some form of social engineering.” Why is social engineering effective against even the most secure organizations?

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.

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?

How Bots Can Be Used in Social Engineering Attacks

Mitnick Security

When threat actors manipulate one of your employees into performing an action or giving information — the definition of social engineering — your entire organization could be at risk. Social Engineering

Teenager Hacks Uber by Social Engineering an Employee

SecureWorld News

Uber announced on Thursday evening that it was responding to a cybersecurity incident , which led to the ride-sharing giant taking internal communications and engineering systems offline. According to this cyber wonderkid, they used social engineering to pull off the hack.

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

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.

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

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?

Shodan: Still the Scariest Search Engine on the Internet? 

Security Boulevard

In April of 2013, CNN introduced the world to Shodan, a search engine for internet-connected devices, by publishing an article titled, Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet. The post Shodan: Still the Scariest Search Engine on the Internet?

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.

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

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

More SRE Lessons for SOC: Release Engineering Ideas

Anton on Security

As we discussed in our blogs, “ Achieving Autonomic Security Operations: Reducing toil ” and “ Achieving Autonomic Security Operations: Automation as a Force Multiplier ,” “Achieving Autonomic Security Operations: Why metrics matter (but not how you think)” , your Security Operations Center (SOC) can learn a lot from what IT operations discovered during the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) revolution. Release Engineering, covered in Ch 8 of the SRE book (and related workbooks too ).

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.

Tim Hortons Privacy Investigation, Social Engineering Kill-Chain, Hospitals Sending Facebook Your Data

Security Boulevard

The post Tim Hortons Privacy Investigation, Social Engineering Kill-Chain, Hospitals Sending Facebook Your Data appeared first on The Shared Security Show.

The Tao of Software Engineering

Security Boulevard

This month we had the opportunity to chat with Mehdi about his background, what he and his team are cooking at GitGuardian, and the benefits of martial arts applied to software engineering. The post The Tao of Software Engineering appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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.

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