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Linux Advisory Watch: November 21st, 2014  21 November 2014 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Advisory Watch Thank you for reading the Linux Advisory Watch Security Newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's vendor security bulletins and pointers on methods to improve the security posture of your open source system.
 
Hands on with Caine Linux: Pentesting and UEFI compatible  21 November 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection Wow, do I have mixed feelings about Caine Linux. First and foremost, it is a Linux-based forensic analysis system which is UEFI-compatible. However, while it is reasonably easy to boot as a Live DVD or USB system, I found it to be rather difficult to install, and quite complicated to use.
 
NotCompable sets new standards for mobile botnet sophistication  21 November 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News The NotCompatible mobile malware has reached a new level of sophistication, according to a new report from San Francisco-based mobile security company Lookout, Inc.
 
Most Targeted Attacks Exploit Privileged Accounts  21 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks We all like to write and talk about flashy zero-day vulnerabilities. However, a new threat report cautions enterprises not to flatter themselves, because the majority of criminals are not using valuable zero-days exploits to penetrate corporate networks: they’re phishing privileged account credentials from executives and IT staffs, or simply guessing passwords for automated service accounts and, in turn, exploiting that access to gather valuable information.
 
Google Releases Open Source Tool for Testing Web App Security Scanners  21 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Vendors/Products Google today released to open source tool called Firing Range, which is designed as a test bed for Web application security scanners that provides coverage for a wide variety of cross-site scripting (XSS) and other vulnerabilities on a massive scale. - See more at: http://threatpost.com/google-releases-open-source-xss-web-app-scanner/109445#sthash.UOEx6TLH.dpuf
 
Hackers encrypted the entire City of Detroit DataBase & demanded ransom of 2000 bitcoins ($803,500)  20 November 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Alex   
Latest News During a speech for the North American International Cyber Summit being held at Michigan, Detroit , the Mayor of Detroit, Mike Duggan made a startling revelation. He said that the entire city database was attacked by hackers and held hostage. The attackers demanded a ransom of 2,000 bitcoins, an encrypted digital currency to decrypt the same.
 
Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?  19 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News With the rise and fall of the Silk Road—and then its rise again and fall again—the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as “a vast, secret, cyber underworld” that accounts for “90% of the Internet,” it’s time for a refresher.
 
Web Site Security Certificates Soon To Be Free and Easy  19 November 2014 
Source: Top Tech News - Posted by Alex   
Privacy Browsing the Web could be made a lot more secure Relevant Products/Services if sites used the HTTPS encryption protocol instead of HTTP, but installing the security Relevant Products/Services certificates that enable this has generally been difficult, time-consuming and sometimes costly as well.
 
Next year's DDoS attacks to come from Vietnam, India and Indonesia  19 November 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection Vietnam, India and Indonesia might not have the most advanced Internet infrastructure, but they do have a large number of insecure smartphones coming online, making them the big botnet sources for next year's distributed denial of service attacks, according to a report released today by Black Lotus Communications, a DDoS mitigation vendor.
 
Security focus shifts to intrusion detection  18 November 2014 
Source: The Australian - Posted by Alex   
Intrusion Detection WHILE IT managers grapple with managing rapidly evolving hardware and software, they must also deal with shifting security requirements. Industry experts warn that the techniques and technologies used in the past can no longer provide the levels of protection organisations require.
 
Encrypt everything, urges Internet Architecture Board  18 November 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has issued a sweeping directive “for protocol designers, developers, and operators to make encryption the norm for Internet traffic ,” even while acknowledging that such an approach will create major obstacles for some network operations.
 
Linux Security Week: November 17th, 2014  17 November 2014 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Security Week Thank you for reading the LinuxSecurity.com weekly security newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines.
 
10 security mistakes that will get you fired  17 November 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Security Getting fired from an IT security job is a rare event, but there are certainly ways to ensure or accelerate your own unemployment. I’m not talking about garden-variety mistakes here. After all, most IT workers create or live with lots of little mistakes every day. That’s the nature of complex, rewarding work.
 
US State Dept locks down email system after suspected hacker attack  17 November 2014 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News The US State Department has shut down the whole of its unclassified email system after fears a hacker managed to obtain access. An official said none of the departments classified systems were affected while security upgrades are currently taking place.
 
    
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