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Digital First Aid Kit A Guide For Activists, First-Responders

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:32
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other NGOs have published a guide with advice on secure communication, DDoS and malware mitigation and more for activists, journalists and others targeted for surveillance.

Apple Updates OSX Blacklist Following Flash Vulnerability

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:07
Apple acknowledged on Thursday that it has updated its OSX plugin blacklist to reflect a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash made public earlier this week.

Lack of Certificate Pinning Exposes Encrypted iOS Gmail App Communication

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:48
Google has failed to implement certificate pinning in its official iOS Gmail application, which could enable Man-in-the-Middle attacks exposing encrypted user communications.

Tinba Banker Trojan Source Code Leaked

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:10
The source code for Tinba, known as the smallest banker Trojan in circulation, has been posted on an underground forum. Researchers say that the files turned out to be the source code for version one of Tinba, which was identified in 2012, and is the original, privately sold version of the crimeware kit. Tinba performs many […]

Brute-Forcing Botnet Sniffs Out Lax POS Systems

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:54
The botnet particularly targeted poorly implemented remote desktop protocol setups that were storing payment card information.

GAO Hammers Lack of Shipping Port Cybersecurity Measures

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:51
The GAO issued a scathing report criticizing the lack of risk assessments and cybersecurity funding at shipping ports and other maritime facilities.

Google Constrains India CCA Root Cert in Wake of Bad Google and Yahoo Certificates Appearing

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:11
The Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities said that the certificate-issuance process for the National Informatics Centre of India, which issued several fraudulent certificates recently, which were blocked by Google, has been compromised and Google has decided to constrain India CCA’s root certificate to a handful of domains in a future Chrome release. Google’s security team […]

International Authorities Take Down Shylock Banking Malware

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:07
Europol announced today that it, along with international law enforcement and industry partners, conducted a successful takedown of the infrastructure supporting the Shylock banking malware.

Microsoft Settles With No-IP Over Malware Takedown

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:56
It’s been a weird couple of weeks for Microsoft. On June 30 the company announced its latest malware takedown operation, which included a civil law suit against Vitalwerks, a small Nevada hosting provider, and the seizure of nearly two dozen domains the company owned. Now, 10 days later, Microsoft has not only returned all of the seized […]