What Is Cyberwar? The Complete WIRED Guide

Not so long ago, stories about cyberwar started with scary hypotheticals: What if state-sponsored hackers were to launch widespread attacks that blacked out entire cities? Crippled banks and froze ATMs across a country? Shut down shipping firms, oil refineries, and factories? Paralyzed airports and hospitals? Today, these scenarios are no longer hypotheticals: Every one of those events has now actually occurred. Incident by catastrophic incident, cyberwar has left the pages…

August 23, 2019
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[SANS ISC] Simple Mimikatz & RDPWrapper Dropper

I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Simple Mimikatz & RDPWrapper Dropper“: Let’s review a malware sample that I spotted a few days ago. I found it interesting because it’s not using deep techniques to infect its victims. The initial sample is a malicious VBScript. For a few weeks, I started

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August 23, 2019
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The Fight Against Robocalls Gets Powerful New Allies

The bitter fight against robocalls has raged for years, but today it gets a boost from significant players: attorneys general from all 50 US states and the District of Columbia, working in concert with a dozen major telecoms, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Comcast. The group has collectively agreed to a set of anti-robocalling “principles,” which comprise both technical steps phone carriers can implement and expanded law enforcement efforts. Combined,…

August 23, 2019
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Cisco addressed several vulnerabilities in UCS products

Cisco released security patches to address 17 critical and high-severity vulnerabilities affecting some Cisco Unified Computing products (UCS and IMC). Cisco has released security fixes to address 17 critical and high-severity vulnerabilities affecting some Cisco Unified Computing products. Most of the flaws affect the Integrated Management Controller (IMC) that is a baseboard management controller that […]

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August 22, 2019
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UK cybersecurity agency warns devs to drop Python 2 due to looming EOL & security risks

techrepublic cheat sheet The UK’s cyber-security agency warned today developers to consider moving Python 2.x codebases to the newer 3.x branch due to the looming end-of-life (EOL) of the Python 2, scheduled for January 1, 2020. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) cited security risks and possible code breakage in existing apps as the primary reasons. “If you’re still using 2.x, it’s time to port your code to Python…

August 22, 2019
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The Android 10 Privacy and Security Upgrades You Should Know About

Google has long grappled with data privacy gaffes and internal instability, but through it all the company has consistently improved the security and privacy of Android. Given, the operating system’s 2.5 billion users, that’s no small task. With the release of Android 10 in just a few few weeks, the new iteration of data and privacy features is coming into even sharper focus. The privacy and security tools new to…

August 22, 2019
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