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USB Cable Kill Switch for Laptops

Schneier on Security - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 06:03
BusKill is designed to wipe your laptop (Linux only) if it is snatched from you in a public place: The idea is to connect the BusKill cable to your Linux laptop on one end, and to your belt, on the other end. When someone yanks your laptop from your lap or table, the USB cable disconnects from the laptop and... Bruce Schneier
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Half of the websites using WebAssembly use it for malicious purposes

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 01:47
WebAssembly not that popular: Only 1,639 sites of the Top 1 Million use WebAssembly.
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Only 9.27% of all npm developers use 2FA

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 21:23
Two-factor authentication not widely adopted on npm, the de-facto JavaScript package manager, and the largest package repository on the internet.
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Microsoft: RDP brute-force attacks last 2-3 days on average

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 06:47
Microsoft publishes insights into RDP brute-force attacks from months-long 45,000 PC study.
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Mailbox Master Keys

Schneier on Security - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 06:20
Here's a physical-world example of why master keys are a bad idea. It's a video of two postal thieves using a master key to open apartment building mailboxes. Changing the master key for physical mailboxes is a logistical nightmare, which is why this problem won't be fixed anytime soon.... Bruce Schneier
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UK government investigates possible cyberattack link to London Stock exchange outage

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 04:35
It was thought the incident was down to software issues. Now, officials are not so sure.
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Search engine for Japanese sex hotels announces security breach

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 01:01
The 2010s decade ends with a major security breach at a search engine for finding love hotels across Japan.
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DHS: Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyber-attacks against the US

ZDNet Zero Day - Sun, 01/05/2020 - 20:27
US Department of Homeland Security issues terror alert about possible Iran-sponsored terrorist acts and cyber-attacks.
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School management software provider discloses severe security breach

ZDNet Zero Day - Sun, 01/05/2020 - 01:30
Active Network discloses security incident that impacted school online stores built on the Blue Bear platform.
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