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Hackers emptied Ethereum wallets by breaking the basic infrastructure of the internet

At midnight ET last night, MyEtherWallet users started noticing something odd. Connecting to the service, users were faced with an unsigned SSL certificate, a broken link in the site’s verification. It was unusual, but it’s the kind of thing web users routinely click through without thinking.<p>But …

Information Security

A Lack Of Cybersecurity Funding And Expertise Threatens U.S. Infrastructure

As our physical infrastructure becomes increasingly digitalized, it also becomes increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack. Russian hackers, for example, have been trying to compromise U.S. electrical infrastructure for years, and successfully cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people …

Avast reveals how attackers compromised CCleaner last year

Back in September last year, it was reported that popular system-cleaning tool CCleaner had been compromised by attackers for over a month. Some …

Russia is going after the Internet’s jugular. What will America do?

THE LATEST alert from the United States and Britain about Russian intrusion into computer networks contains alarming conclusions. Earlier warnings were issued about Russian meddling in social media, election systems, and energy, water and aviation controls. The new alert calls attention to Russian …

200,000 Cisco Network Switches Reportedly Hacked

What Remediation Steps Should Be Taken? Geetha Nandikotkur (AsiaSecEditor) • April 9, 2018<p>Over 200,000 Cisco network switches worldwide were hacked …

Information Security

Cyber attackers can breach targets in hours, report reveals

Oblivious DNS could protect your internet traffic against snooping

DNS is prone to snooping of personal data, but four Princeton researchers think they've found a way to encrypt everyone's traffic without any changes …

Yet Another Dead Whale Is Grave Reminder Of Our Massive Plastic Problem

A sperm whale was found washed ashore dead after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris. The male sperm whale was found on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February, reminding us how critical plastic waste in the oceans has become.<p>After investigating, the El Valle Wildlife Rescue Center …

Pollution

Ransomware: Not dead, but evolving nasty new tricks

Crooks distributing ransomware are still tweaking their tactics, in an effort to extort as much profit as possible while a 'passing of the guard' is …

Ransomware

Delta and Sears hit by cybersecurity breach

If you're a frequent flyer or shop in bargain basements, your credit card info may have been compromised.<p>Delta Air Lines Inc. and Sears Holding Corp. …

Identity Theft

How to Build a Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

Being hit by a cyberattack is going to be painful. But it can be less painful if you're prepared, and these best practices can help.<p>When it comes to …

Cybersecurity

​What are the fastest DNS providers?

Cloudflare is only the latest company to provide free, fast, and secure Domain Name System services. Here's how the major DNS resolvers perform on …

Information Security

Hacking Windows 10: How to Capture Keystrokes & Passwords Remotely

Using a keylogger to intercept keys pressed on an infected computer can circumvent encryption used by email and secure chat clients. The collected …

Windows 10

They forked this one up: Microsoft modifies open-source code, blows hole in Windows Defender

Rar! That's a scary bugA remote-code execution vulnerability in Windows Defender – a flaw that can be exploited by malicious .rar files to run …

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Hunting Down & Cracking WEP Networks

While the security behind WEP networks was broken in 2005, modern tools have made cracking them incredibly simple. In densely populated areas, WEP …

Information Security

Energy Transfer Says ‘Cyber Attack’ Shut Pipeline Data System

A cyber attack that hobbled the electronic communication system used by a major U.S. pipeline network has been overcome.<p>Energy Transfer Partners LP …

Hackers steal data from 5 million Saks, Lord & Taylor customers

In the cybercrime world, it's "hacks of Fifth Avenue."<p>Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue announced Sunday that 5 million of their customers suffered a data breach, with cybercriminals stealing credit and debit card information. The breach affected Hudson's Bay Co., which owns both chains, in its …

Startup Spotlight: Facebook and Microsoft vets build coding education marketplace Educative

Unable to find a continuing education platform to learn new coding techniques, languages, and skills, Fahim ul Haq and Naeem ul Haq went out and …

ulhaq

Police rolling out technology which allows them to raid victims phones without a warrant

Police forces across country have been quietly rolling out technology which allows them to download the entire contents of victim's phone without a warrant.<p>At least 26 forces now use technology which allows them to to extract location data, conversations on encrypted apps, call logs, emails, text …

How to Harden Your Devices to Prevent Cyber Attacks

The 2016 Distributed Denial of Service attack on Dyn came from more than 100,000 infected devices. DDoS attacks leverage massive quantities of unsecured Internet-connected devices to disrupt Internet services worldwide [DYN]. The malicious and sophisticated attack kicked off serious conversations …

Microsoft Remote Access Protocol Flaw Affects All Windows Machines

Attackers can exploit newly discovered critical crypto bug in CredSSP via a man-in-the-middle attack and then move laterally within a victim …

Microsoft's Bid to Save PowerShell From Hackers Starts To Pay Off

The Trickbot malware that targets bank customers. Password harvesters like Mimikatz. "Fileless malware" attacks. All three are popular hacking tools …

DevSecOps for Your APIs

Applications are changing. A web app in days gone by was a single application running on a server in a datacenter somewhere. Today, that same web app …

U.S. ‘incredibly lucky’ to have avoided cyber calamity this long

Several nations around the globe are capable of launching catastrophic cyberattacks but have refrained from doing so because it would be perceived as …

Israel's CYBONET Launches Cyber Security Solution for SMEs

Cybowall provides organizations with a single security tool that delivers those capabilities necessary to identify and respond to threats

Air Force exploring ways to protect satellite networks from cyberattacks

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A future war in space is less likely to be fought with missiles than with electronic signals and malware. Such a prospect has …

Building security by design – a discussion of VMware App Defense

Recent hacking scandals point up the need for security by design. Here is one approach that looks promisingThe post Building security by design – a …

10 Free or Low-Cost Security Tools

At a time when many organizations struggle with security funding, open-source tools can help cut costs for certain businesses.<p>1 of 11<p>(Image: Sfio …

New DNS Service Launched by IBM Vows to Keep Your Browsing Habits Secret

A new online service was launched Thursday morning to keep your browsing habits out of the hands of marketers and help you automatically avoid …

Privacy

The U.S. Military’s Favorite Cyber Platform

Old-school firewalls and antivirus software try to block or at least detect hackers, but when those systems fail, they can’t do much to limit the …