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Ransomware attack hits major US data center provider

ZDNet Zero Day - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 22:08
CyrusOne data centers infected by REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware.
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The most copied StackOverflow Java code snippet contains a bug

ZDNet Zero Day - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 18:09
Nine years later, developer corrects code snippet.
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China resurrects Great Cannon for DDoS attacks on Hong Kong forum

ZDNet Zero Day - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:10
Two years after the last attacks, the Great Cannon is up and running again.
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Iranian hackers deploy new ZeroCleare data-wiping malware

ZDNet Zero Day - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 08:47
IBM identifies new ZeroCleare destructive malware targeting energy companies active in the Middle East region.
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New Zealand’s gun buyback scheme impacted by data breach, SAP to blame

ZDNet Zero Day - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 06:19
SAP has been left red-faced for allowing the security lapse to occur.
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Becoming a Tech Policy Activist

Schneier on Security - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 06:04
Carolyn McCarthy gave an excellent TEDx talk about becoming a tech policy activist. It's a powerful call for public-interest technologists.... Bruce Schneier
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Drugs stashed in kids toys lead to $1 million cryptocurrency seizure by police

ZDNet Zero Day - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 05:33
A pair in their twenties have been arrested.
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Two malicious Python libraries caught stealing SSH and GPG keys

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 18:52
One library was available for only two days, but the second was live for nearly a year.
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RSA-240 Factored

Schneier on Security - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 14:12
This just in: We are pleased to announce the factorization of RSA-240, from RSA's challenge list, and the computation of a discrete logarithm of the same size (795 bits): RSA-240 = 12462036678171878406583504460810659043482037465167880575481878888328 966680118821085503603957027250874750986476843845862105486553797025393057189121 768431828636284694840530161441643046806687569941524699318570418303051254959437 1372159029236099 = 509435952285839914555051023580843714132648382024111473186660296521821206469746 700620316443478873837606252372049619334517 * 244624208838318150567813139024002896653802092578931401452041221336558477095178 155258218897735030590669041302045908071447 [...] The previous records were RSA-768 (768 bits) in December 2009 [2], and a 768-bit prime discrete logarithm in... Bruce Schneier
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Dutch politician faces three years in prison for hacking iCloud accounts and leaking nudes

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:17
City council member who doubled as a hacker set to be sentenced on Christmas Eve.
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80% of all Android apps are encrypting traffic by default

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:00
90% of all Android 9 apps are encrypting network traffic via HTTPS.
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Mozilla removes Avast and AVG extensions from add-on portal over snooping claims

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:22
The four extensions, two from Avast and two from AVG, are still available on the Chrome Web Store.
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EFF warns of ‘one-way mirror’ in the world of corporate online spying

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:09
The report exposes privacy issues and tracking techniques in online services we use on a daily basis.
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Microsoft: Malware, ransomware, and cryptominer detections are down in 2019

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 06:40
Phishing and DDoS attacks are up, Microsoft security stats reveal.
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Remember the viral app that aged you? FBI slams FaceApp as counterintelligence threat

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 06:39
Novelty may have a hidden, nefarious purpose, the FBI has cautioned.
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The Story of Tiversa

Schneier on Security - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 06:19
The New Yorker has published the long and interesting story of the cybersecurity firm Tiversa. Watching "60 Minutes," Boback saw a remarkable new business angle. Here was a multibillion-dollar industry with a near-existential problem and no clear solution. He did not know it then, but, as he turned the opportunity over in his mind, he was setting in motion a... Bruce Schneier
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A decade of malware: Top botnets of the 2010s

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 23:45
ZDNet goes over the list of biggest malware botnets of the past decade, from Necurs to Mirai.
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Android: New StrandHogg vulnerability is being exploited in the wild

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 09:58
Promon discovers new StrandHogg vulnerability. Lookout identifies 36 malicious apps exploiting it in the wild.
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Researchers disclose DLL loading vulnerabilities in Autodesk, Trend Micro, Kaspersky software

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 08:12
Updated: Privilege escalation and code execution bugs lurked in the applications.
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Cameras that Automatically Detect Mobile Phone Use

Schneier on Security - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 05:56
New South Wales is implementing a camera system that automatically detects when a driver is using a mobile phone.... Bruce Schneier
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