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CloudFlare launches nameserver DDoS shield  11 March 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
CloudFlare has launched a DNS proxy service it says will help organisations improve DNS resilience by pushing distributed denial of service attacks to the outer edge of its network.
 
Cryptocurrency software bundled with BitTorrent triggers complaints  09 March 2015 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some people who use uTorrent, the popular BitTorrent client, are up in arms over the presence of cryptocurrency mining software on their computers which they say was installed without their permission.
 
PATCH FREAK NOW: Cloud providers faulted for slow response  05 March 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hundreds of cloud providers are still vulnerable to the serious FREAK cryptographic vulnerability. Skyhigh Networks found that 766 cloud services are still at risk 24 hours after FREAK was made public, based on an analysis of more than 10,000 different services.
 
The Deadly Game of Cyber Mis-Attribution  03 March 2015 
Source: Security Ledger - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Despite the demand and market pressure in the cyber security industry to get past “what” and point a finger at “who” is behind sophisticated hacks, the tools and techniques for doing so haven’t changed much in recent years.
 
How a $10 USB Charger Can Record Your Keystrokes Over the Air  13 January 2015 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
Hardware hacker and security researcher Samy Kamkar has released a slick new device that masquerades as a typical USB wall charger but in fact houses a keylogger capable of recording keystrokes from nearby wireless keyboards.
 
Lizard Stresser Runs on Hacked Home Routers  12 January 2015 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The online attack service launched late last year by the same criminals who knocked Sony and Microsoft’s gaming networks offline over the holidays is powered mostly by thousands of hacked home Internet routers, KrebsOnSecurity.com has discovered.
 
8 Tools to Help You Unleash Your Lock-Picking Potential  05 December 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
We’ve all been there. You’re locked out of the building, it’s late and starting to rain, your wheel man Boris is getting impatient in the van, and the security guard is due to make rounds in 14 minutes. Fortunately, your next second story job doesn’t have to end this way.
 
Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far  04 December 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Who knew that Sony’s top brass, a line-up of mostly white male executives, earn $1 million and more a year? Or that the company spent half a million this year in severance costs to terminate employees? Now we all do, since about 40 gigabytes of sensitive company data from computers belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment were stolen and posted online.
 
World's best threat detection pwned by HOBBIT  28 November 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some of the world's best threat detection platforms have been bypassed by custom malware in a demonstration of the fallibility of single defence security. Five un-named top advanced threat detection products were tested against four custom malware samples written by researchers at Crysys Lab, Hungary.
 
Hands on with Caine Linux: Pentesting and UEFI compatible  21 November 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
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.
 
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