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Unpatched Apache Struts installations being exploited in the wild. Windows local privilege escalation flaw. Similarities among spyware. Stalkerware hack. Criminal threats to the grid. Breaches. 2018-08-29
Social media struggle with their social role. Election hacking concerns remain high. Australia's new government shuffles cybersecurity responsibilities. 2018-08-28
Moscow HUMINT drought? Spying on the Patriarch. Ottoman hacktivism. Iranian information operations. ISIS in cyberspace. RtPOS malware discovered. 2018-08-27
Cyber espionage coming from Chinese University. — Research Saturday 2018-08-25
More action against Iranian influence operations. Tehran's cyberespionage against universities. Counter-value targeting in cyber deterrence. Sino-Australian trade war? Law and order. 2018-08-24
If you're running a red team, let someone know it's a drill. Apache patches Struts. Another exposed AWS bucket. Remcos abused by hackers. DPRK goes after Macs. Dark Tequila runs in Mexico. 2018-08-23
Facebook takes down "inauthentic" Russian and Iranian fronts. Twitter blocks Iranian false-flags, and FireEye explains why they think it's Tehran. Triout Android spyware described. Hacking back? 2018-08-22
Fancy Bear bogus sites taken down. Some in the US Congress think they want hack-back laws. Cyber and sanctions. Operation Red Signature. Doxing Chinese Intelligence. Buggy medical devices. 2018-08-21
Beers with Talos — Live from the RiRa at Black Hat 2018-08-21
DarkHotel is back. So is Necurs, and it's distributing a modular malware dropper. Industrial espionage follows international trade. Election meddling. The use and abuse of data. 2018-08-20
Stealthy ad fraud campaign evades detection. — Research Saturday 2018-08-18
Election risks—hacking and influence. Chinese industrial espionage spike. Misconfigured project management. Necurs appears briefly. Bogus Fortnite downloads. What they heard in the banya. 2018-08-17
Hacking Old Man River. Nation-state cyber conflict: objectives and norms of behavior. Australia's new cyber laws. ATM campaign. Lawsuits, and the Dread Pirate Robert asks for pardon. 2018-08-16
Notes on patching. Foreshadow speculative execution vulnerability. Influence operations. The FBI's new cyber chief. Are stickers a temptation to thieves, hackers, and customs officers? 2018-08-15
Cryptowars notes. DDoS in Finland. Bears aren't under the beds; they're in the routers. Smart city attack surfaces. Sanction notes. Training through puzzle-solving . 2018-08-14
Spyware for states and spouses. Election hacking demos. New ransomware strains, and a clipper for Android. Airline Wi-Fi is not only irritating, but insecure as well. 2018-08-13
Thrip espionage group lives off the land. — Research Saturday 2018-08-11
DPRK RAT in the wild. Vulnerable WPA2 4-way handshake implementations. Black Hat notes. Sanctions and retaliation. RoK to reorganize Cyber Command. PGA and ransomware. 2018-08-10
State-sponsored ransomware campaigns coming? DarkHydrus and Phishery. Hitting ATMs for alt-coin. US sanctions Russia. IBM looks at artificially intelligent malware. Black Hat notes. 2018-08-09
Payment processors probed with BGP exploits for redirection attacks. WhatsApp vulnerable to manipulation? Deterrence and retaliation. Anonymous vs. QAnon. Notes from Black Hat. 2018-08-08
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