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Aging Software in Voting Machines are Causing Cyber security Issues

At least they're Windows 7, not XP or 2000!...: Ever since it was revealed that Russians were trying to hack into the voting machines of America during the elections in 2016, states have been investing heavily in newer systems and have heightened their security measures. There is only one problem and that is that the software on the latest machines is aging out and soon would not be supported by security updates from the production companies. The diverse majority of te

No, the Met Police wasn’t hacked. But its Twitter account and website were hijacked

I, along with quite a few people on my twitter feed, noticed that something wasn't quite write with the Met Police twitter account. Here's a look at what happened and alos a waring about embedding content in your public-facing website...: Late on Friday night, some rather out-of-character tweets seemed to be coming out of New Scotland Yard. The Twitter account of London’s Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) broadcast to its more than one million followers a series of bizar

How DNS firewalls can burn security teams

A deceptively simple idea to take a bit more control of your network. The almost standard setup for enterprise DNS is to have 'internal' DNS servers and then only allow them to talk to 'external' DNS. That way you can gain some visibility on what your devices are connecting to...: It’s easy to see how DNS firewalls could have thwarted 33% of data breaches. For most IT and security teams, DNS has been an afterthought. Or, worse, not even that. The research, conducted by the G

Warning As Iranian State Hackers Target LinkedIn Users With Dangerous New Malware

TL;DR - don't click links without thinking...: [...] According to a FireEye blog post published on Thursday (July 18), the campaign targets specific industries that are clearly of interest to the regime in Teheran: "This threat group has conducted broad targeting across a variety of industries operating in the Middle East—however, we believe APT34's strongest interest is gaining access to financial, energy, and government entities." In the reference case cited by FireEye,

FaceApp creates opportunities for scammers: Eset

In an amendment to Rule 34, "If it's gone viral, there will be a scam version of it"...: The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make some quick profits, according to research from Eset, a leader in IT and cyber security products. Scammers have been using a fake “Pro” version of the application as bait and have made an effort to spread the word about this fictitious version of the currently- viral app. One form of the scam uses a

How businesses could be exposed to security risks from employees using FaceApp

Where the app itself may not be as risky as some jittery US Senators think, it's generally a bad idea for employees to download unauthorised apps onto corporate devices. My twitter feed is swamped with discussions about this years-old app. It's truly "gone viral"...: [...] FaceApp CEO Yaroslav Goncharov talked to TechRepublic about the safety of his app. "FaceApp performs most of the photo processing in the cloud. We only upload a photo selected by a user for editing. We nev

MITRE ATT&CK Framework Not Just for the Big Guys

I've used the framework to create tailored deception campaigns for clients as it's a great way of identifying the likely threats. When combined with Threat Modelling, this can be used by organisations of any size...: [...] At Black Hat USA, Nickels and Kovar will present a briefing, "MITRE ATT&CK: The Play at Home Edition," during which they will show attendees how to use the framework in organizations of different sizes and types. Their goal is for attendees to "hit the

Photo editor FaceApp goes viral again, prompting security concerns

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I'm still suspicious of these kind of apps so don't take part though lots of my Facebook contacts have shared photos...: FaceApp, a more than 2-year-old app created by a Russia-based developer, has seen a recent spike in use due to some celebrities and influencers taking part in the "FaceApp Challenge." But the sudden popularity of the app has also triggered growing concerns about how apps use the data and images supplied by users, particularly those that are owned ...

Party Like a Russian, Carder’s Edition

If you had any doubts about the professionalism of online fraudsters...: “It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation To alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation…” KrebsOnSecurity has seen some creative yet truly bizarre ads for dodgy services in the cybercrime underground, but the following animated advertisement for a popular credit card fraud shop likely takes the cake. The name of this particular card shop won’t be mentioned here, and its various

Hackers steal personal details of two in three Bulgarians as they mock ‘joke’ cyber-security 

Someone wants to make a point...: Suspected Russian hackers have stolen the personal details of five million people from Bulgaria's national revenue agency, in possible retaliation for the purchase of several US F-16 fighter jets. Boyko Borissov, the Bulgarian prime minister, called an emergency meeting after the cyber attack came to light, and examined the extent of the damage with Bulgarian police. According to Vladislav Goranov, the finance minister, download links

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