British and US militaries' drone swarm hackathon definitely isn't about army tech

The Register - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 13:50
It's about fighting fires, not starting them, right defence bods?

The British military has commissioned a hackathon to develop drone swarms – while claiming that it's definitely not about developing dual-use military tech.…

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One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

The Register - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 12:00
Oh snap. UK netizens better hope they don't have twitchy mouse-click finger

It will be an offence to view terrorist material online just once – and could incur a prison sentence of up to 15 years – under new UK laws.…

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Siemens Warns of Critical Remote-Code Execution ICS Flaw

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 22:59
The affected SICAM 230 process control system is used as an integrated energy system for utility companies, and as a monitoring system for smart-grid applications.
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Double-Stuffed: Dunkin’ Hit by Another Credential-Stuffing Attack

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 21:37
Dunkin' Donuts' loyalty program was hit with a credential stuffing attack that targeted names, email addresses, 16-digit DD Perks account numbers and DD Perks QR codes.
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Microsoft Patches Zero-Day Browser Bug Under Active Attack

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 21:34
In its February Patch Tuesday bulletin Microsoft patches four public bugs and one that under active attack.
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Critical WordPress Plugin Flaw Allows Complete Website Takeover

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 20:29
Users of the popular plugin, Simple Social Buttons, are encouraged to update to version 2.0.22.
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Attackers Completely Destroy VFEmail’s Secure Mail Infrastructure

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 20:25
"Every file server is lost, every backup server is lost.”
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Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, chances are you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups in 'catastrophic' attack

The Register - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 18:49
The 'VF' now stands for 'virtually f*cked'

A hacker wiped every server and backup of VFEmail this week in a "catastrophic" attack, according to the webmail service.…

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Major Container Security Flaw Threatens Cascading Attacks

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 18:28
A fundamental component of container technologies like Docker, cri-o, containerd and Kubernetes contains an important vulnerability that could cause cascading attacks.
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Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter Hacked and Remotely Controlled

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 18:16
Hackers up to 100 meters away could take over Xiaomi M365 scooters to brake or accelerate them.
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Adobe Fixes 43 Critical Acrobat and Reader Flaws

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 15:09
Overall, Adobe patched 75 important and critical vulnerabilities - including a flaw that could allow bad actors to steal victims’ hashed password values.
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Q. What's a good thing to put outside a building of spies? A: A banner saying 'here we are!'

The Register - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 12:46
UK's Huawei handlers are proud of themselves

The Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) has a giant banner hanging outside declaring its purpose to the world.…

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First they came for Equifax and we did nothing because America. Now they are coming for back-end systems and we're...

The Register - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 12:03
Imag-I-Nation Technologies (no, not that one) fesses up to breach affecting thousands

A company that develops and supports software for consumer reports and background checks has admitted to exposing thousands of people's information to an unknown hacker.…

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Intel SGX 'safe' room easily trashed by white-hat hacking marauders: Enclave malware demo'd

The Register - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 02:17
Handy for smuggling expensive zero-days onto targets and executing them

Updated  Security researchers have found that Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) don't live up to their name. In fact, we're told, they can be used to hide pieces of nasty malware that can silently masquerade as normal applications.…

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Blue Monday in infosec: 620 million accounts across 16 'hacked' websites now for sale on dark web, seller claims

The Register - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 23:55
Dubsmash, Armor Games, 500px, Whitepages, ShareThis, and more allegedly up for grabs for $$$s in BTC

Exclusive  Some 617 million online account details stolen from 16 hacked websites are on sale from today in bulk on the dark web, according the data trove's seller.…

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Network kit biz Phoenix takes heat as flaws could leave industrial control system security in ashes

The Register - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 23:33
Oil, gas, maritime systems affected by latest bug findings

Companies running a popular brand of industrial Ethernet switch are being advised to update their firmware ASAP following a series of bug disclosures.…

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Patch this run(DM)c Docker flaw or you be illin'... Tricky containers can root host boxes. It's like that – and that's the way it is

The Register - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 20:36
'Doomsday scenario' unless devops crowd walks this way

Aleksa Sarai, a senior software engineer at SUSE Linux GmbH, has disclosed a serious vulnerability affecting runc, the default container runtime for Docker, containerd, Podman, and CRI-O.…

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Threatpost Poll: Is It Impossible to Secure Mobile Devices?

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 20:17
From spyware to leaky apps, mobile devices are facing a heightened level of threats. Are we prepared to secure them?
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U.S. Senators Urge VPN Ban for Federal Workers Over Spying

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 19:56
Wyden and Rubio are eyeing VPN services they say could be instruments of espionage for Russia and China.
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Temporary Patch Released For Adobe Reader Zero-Day

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 19:20
The zero-day flaw in Adobe Reader DC could allow bad actors to steal victims’ NTLM hashes.
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