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Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?  25 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography Plenty of companies brag that their communications app is encrypted. But that marketing claim demands a followup question: Who has the key? In many cases, the company itself holds the cryptographic key data that lets it decrypt your messages—and so, therefore, does any hacker who compromises the company or government official standing over its shoulder.
Google Removes SSLv3 Fallback Support From Chrome  25 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Vendors/Products Google has released Chrome 39, fixing 42 security vulnerabilities and removing support for the fallback to SSLv3, the component that was the target of the POODLE attack revealed last month.
Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture  24 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Cryptography In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving amateur and professional cryptographers mad ever since.
Attackers Using Compromised Web Plug-Ins in CryptoPHP Blackhat SEO Campaign  24 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Hacks/Cracks Researchers have discovered a group of attackers who have published a variety of compromised WordPress themes and plug-ins on legitimate-looking sites, tricking developers into downloading and installing them on their own sites. The components then give the attackers remote control of the compromised sites and researchers say the attack may have been ongoing since September 2013.
How to weed out the next Heartbleed bug: ENISA details crypto worries  24 November 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography The cryptographic protocols used to secure data moving across the web are putting users at risk due to design flaws that date back many years. Given the current push to encrypt everything in response to revelations of government surveillance, it's important that the protocols being used to do the job are actually secure.
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:
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.


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