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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
TSMC recovers from WannaCry infection. OpenEMR fixes 30 bugs. UK will ask Russia to extradite two GRU operators for Novichok attacks. Twitterbots flourish. 2018-08-07
More data exposures, from banks and a major CRM provider. Ransomware strikes back. The irresistibility of data. An unhackable wallet gets hacked…maybe. Spreading goodwill through Akido? 2018-08-06
Cortana voice assistant lets you in. — Research Saturday 2018-08-04
Russian threats and threats to Russia. Cryptojacking wave spreads out from Brazil. Recovering from malware in Alaska and Atlanta. Notes on automotive cybersecurity. 2018-08-03
RASPITE noses around the US power grid. Cisco will buy Duo Security. Sandworm afflicts lab investigating Novichok attack. Influence ops can be no-lose proposition.Crytpojacking and malspam. 2018-08-02
Reddit Hacked. Ukrainians nabbed. Facebook boots "inauthentic" accounts for malign influence. Pegasus spyware found in Amnesty phone. Yale's old breach. Google and censorship. 2018-08-01
Data-centric security. — Special Edition 2018-08-01
Infrastructure security, especially power, finance, and elections. Preparation pays off. Proofpoint warns of new AZORult malware. Check Point tracks Master134 malvertising. Crime news. 2018-07-31
NetSpectre proof-of-concept. Election hacking, in the US and Australia. Cyber industrial espionage. Cyber threats to power grids. Hacking JPay. 2018-07-30
BabaYaga strangely symbiotic Wordpress malware — Research Saturday 2018-07-28
Fancy Bear sniffs around Senatorial staffs. US NSC considers Russian election interference. Chinese and Iranian cyberespionage. Malware loaders. Smart home bugs. Stealing WiFi. 2018-07-27
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