20
Jun

Widely used D-Link Modem/Router Under Attack

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Ars Technica is running a story on how the Sartori botnet has been actively targeting widely used D-Link DSL Internet modems in a effort to expand its infected base and likely launch new, and more sophisticated attacks against networks and devices. What makes the focus on D-Link notable is its position as one of the […]

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03
Nov

Westlaw: Blockchain 101

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Thomson Reuters (aka: Westlaw) has a introductory primer up on the increased use of blockchain technologies in both the financial and legal sectors. Blockchain 101 [Note: The article is partially pay-walled, so to read the full piece you will need a Westlaw login.]

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25
Oct

New Ransomware, Dubbed “Bad Rabbit”, Strikes Europe

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Endgadget is reporting on a new malware attack underway in in Europe. Dubbed “Bad Rabbit”, the attack takes advantage of widely known flaws in Adobe’s Flash product to trick users into downloading a fake update from a compromised web site. Once installed, the update encrypts user files, rendering them inaccessible until a ransom demand of […]

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17
Oct

KRACK Attack Opens Your Wi-Fi Networks to Snooping

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Mathy VanHoef, a researcher with the imec-DistriNet Research Group at University of Leuven, Belgium has released a paper titled Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2 which details a major vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless security protocol. Per VanHoef’s release notes: [A]ttackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously […]

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05
Oct

Yahoo!’s 2013 Data Breach Was FAR Worse Than Reported

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Via Bloomberg: “Yahoo! Triples Likely Scope of 2013 Hack to 3 Billion Users” If you’ve ever had a Yahoo! account, the following sentence is not going to help your blood pressure: Yahoo, the internet company acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. this year, now believes a 2013 security breach exposed all 3 billion of its users […]

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18
Aug

Google and ProPublica Team up to Build a National Hate Crime Database

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Techcrunch has posted an interesting article describing a new partnership between Google and public interest journalism website ProPublica to assemble a nationwide hate crimes index. The need for trustworthy facts on the details and frequency of hate crimes and other incidents born of prejudice has never been more urgent. At this point, there is simply […]

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