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Department of Commerce Report on the Botnet Threat

Schneier on Security - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 06:08
Last month, the US Department of Commerce released a report on the threat of botnets and what to do about it. I note that it explicitly said that the IoT makes the threat worse, and that the solutions are largely economic. The Departments determined that the opportunities and challenges in working toward dramatically reducing threats from automated, distributed attacks can... Bruce Schneier
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Adobe fixes over 100 vulnerabilities in latest security patch update

ZDNet Zero Day - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 05:25
The massive security update covers Flash, Acrobat, Connect, Experience Manager, and Reader.
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Apple fixes iPhone crash bug whenever Taiwan was mentioned

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:22
The bug is now fixed in iOS 11.4.1.
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Recovering Keyboard Inputs through Thermal Imaging

Schneier on Security - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 06:18
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, are able to recover user passwords by way of thermal imaging. The tech is pretty straightforward, but it's interesting to think about the types of scenarios in which it might be pulled off. Abstract: As a warm-blooded mammalian species, we humans routinely leave thermal residues on various objects with which we come in... Bruce Schneier
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BlackTech threat group steals D-Link certificates to spread backdoor malware

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 05:16
The same certificate was used to sign legitimate D-Link software.
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Do aliens feel the beat? Music sent into space for extraterrestrials to decode

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 05:00
To mark its 25th anniversary, Barcelona's Sónar music festival launched a musical message beyond Earth's orbit.
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Ticketmaster breach was part of a larger credit card skimming effort, analysis shows

ZDNet Zero Day - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 05:00
The breach wasn't a one-off event, as believed, but part of a massive credit card skimming operation.
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This new feature will make it tougher for cops and hackers to unlock your iPhone

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:00
Restrictions on the USB port will make it tougher for police to get access to your data.
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PROPagate Code Injection Seen in the Wild

Schneier on Security - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 06:13
Last year, researchers wrote about a new Windows code injection technique called PROPagate. Last week, it was first seen in malware: This technique abuses the SetWindowsSubclass function -- a process used to install or update subclass windows running on the system -- and can be used to modify the properties of windows running in the same session. This can be... Bruce Schneier
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User data exposed in Domain Factory hosting security breach

ZDNet Zero Day - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 05:46
Customers are being urged to change their passwords as soon as possible.
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