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Terror, announced and celebrated online. JavaScript sniffer afflicts e-commerce sites. Cryptojacking in the cloud. Perspectives on regulation, thoughts on a pervasive IoT. China’s IP protection law. 2019-03-15
Indonesian election security. Watering hole in Pakistani passport site. RAT hunting. “Intelligence brute-forcing.” Just-patched zero-day exploited. PoS DGA attack. Operation Sheep. BND advises “nein” to Huawei. 2019-03-14
Election security and influence operations. Hacking the Fleet. Undersea cable competition. 5G worries. Calls to rein in Big Tech. UN report outlines North Korean cyber crime (there’s a lot of it). 2019-03-13
Venezuela power blackout updates. Social media and social control. Trojanized games. Free decryptor out for ransomware strain. Ads on Facebook. A look at 30 years of the web. 2019-03-12
Allegations and information operations. Iridium group may have compromised Citrix. Sino-American trade and security conflicts continue. Fashions in trolling. 2019-03-11
Job-seeker exposes banking network to Lazurus Group — Research Saturday 2019-03-09
Chinese influence campaigns. Egyptian spear phishing. Hundreds of million email records exposed. 2019-03-08
Scope of APT33 attacks revealed. GandCrab criminals shift tactics. Slub malware uses Slack. 2019-03-07
5G worries. Whitefly vs. SingHealth. Speculative execution bug. 2019-03-06
India hacks back. Rob Joyce discusses cyber conflict. Chinese hackers look for maritime technologies. Google reveals a macOS vulnerability. 2019-03-05
Operation Sharpshooter. Canada begins extradition process. Huawei will sue the US. Facebook’s global lobbying practices revealed. Visitor management systems are vulnerable. 2019-03-04
Fake Fortnite app scams infect gamers — Research Saturday 2019-03-02
Qbot spreads. Bug hunting makes a millionaire. US Cyber Command shows what “persistent engagement” looks like. Huawei agonistes. There’s no Momo, really. 2019-03-01
Third-parties can misconfigure, too. Coinhive goes out of business. Intel decides 5G project with Chinese partner is too hard. Bronze Union. Clearing Facebook data. Proper disposal of lawful intercept tools. 2019-02-28
Router vulnerabilities. Hacking around the Hanoi summit. DDoSing an election. Brushing back a troll farm. Crytpojacking an embassy. 2019-02-27
Sino-Australian, Sino-American cyber tensions. Threat trends. Bare-metal cloud issues addressed. USB-C and memory attacks, Credential stuffing in tax season. Twitter hijacking. 2019-02-26
Another warning of DNS hijacking. B0r0nt0k ransomware is out and about, and in too many servers. Whitelisting a controversial CA. Blockchain security. Bots get on the consular calendar. 2019-02-25
Rosneft suspicions shift from espionage to business email compromise — Research Saturday 2019-02-23
Influence operations in Ukraine’s elections. Australian hacks look more like China’s work. Huawei and the 5G future. Objectionable content in comments. DrainerNot. No more soldier-selfies in Russia. 2019-02-22
Hybrid war and tactical influence operations. Separ lives off the land. NoRelationship attacks get past email filters. Responsible disclosure. Man-in-the-room bug. Ship hacking. Password managers. 2019-02-21
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