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Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay  21 October 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak. On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas and sat down at a video poker machine called the Game King. Six minutes later the purple light on the top of the machine flashed, signaling a $4,300 jackpot.
 
Pen-testers outline golden rules to make hacks more €xpen$ive  09 October 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Not one administrator to rule them all, but a few: that's the advice offered by seasoned penetration testers Aaron Beuhring and Kyle Salous to enterprises wanting to be less attractive to hackers.
 
10 things you need to know before hiring penetration testers  07 October 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
To help you secure sharp, practical, trustworthy and innovative professionals to penetration test your business, ZDNet talked to some of the top pentesters, organizations and teams in the business -- and we boiled their advice down to ten must-know rules when it's time to bring in the pros.
 
Honeypot Snares Two Bots Exploiting Bash Vulnerability  30 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A honeypot run by researchers at AlienVault Labs has snared two separate pieces of malware attempting to exploit the Bash vulnerability.
 
FreeBSD Patches DoS Vulnerability  17 September 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
FreeBSD has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability that could affect a host of third-party packages built atop the UNIX-like operating system.
 
SNMP DDoS Scans Spoof Google Public DNS Server  16 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The SANS Internet Storm Center this afternoon reported SNMP scans spoofed from Google’s public recursive DNS server seeking to overwhelm vulnerable routers and other devices that support the protocol with DDoS traffic.
 
These 3-D Printed Skeleton Keys Can Pick High-Security Locks in Seconds  28 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One of the hairier unintended consequences of cheap 3-D printing is that any troublemaker can duplicate a key without setting foot in a hardware store. But clever lockpickers like Jos Weyers and Christian Holler already are taking that DIY key-making trick a step further: They can 3-D print a slice of plastic or metal that opens even high-security locks in seconds, without even seeing the original key.
 
Playstation Network and Blizzard hit with massive DDoS attack  24 August 2014 
Source: The Daily Dot - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A massive cyberattack is currently crippling some of the most prominent gaming services in existence. A group known as Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for attacks on the PlayStation Network (PSN), Blizzard’s Battle.net, Riot’s League of Legends, and Grinding Gear Games’ Path of Exile, according to a report by Shack News.
 
State-of-the-art spear phishing and defenses  19 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The number of phishing sites was up 10.7-percent as of Q1 this year (over last year) while at the same time almost 32.7-percent of PCs globally were infected with malware, including adware and spyware, indicating that phishing is an increasing issue for the enterprise, according to a report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
 
Attackers can easily create dangerous file-encrypting malware, new threat suggests  01 August 2014 
Source: IT Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A newly discovered ransomware threat runs as a batch file and uses the open-source GnuPG program for encryption. A new program that encrypts files to extort money from users highlights that attackers don't need advanced programming skills to create dangerous and effective ransomware threats, especially when strong encryption technology is freely available.
 
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