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Tor exit node mashes malware into downloads  27 October 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
A Tor exit node has been found slapping malware onto downloads as users exit the hidden network and enter the public web. Leviathan Security Group researcher Josh Pitts found the operator of the Russia-based node compromising binaries only a month after raising concerns of the possible attack.
 
Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely  24 October 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it’s no surprise that a cottage industry of privacy marketers now wants to sell them the solution in a $50 piece of hardware promising internet “anonymity” or “invisibility.”
 
NIST to hypervisor admins: secure your systems  23 October 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
US standards body the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has laid out the basics of hypervisor security in a draft publication released for comment on 20 October.
 
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.
 
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