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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.
 
More Details of Onion/Critroni Crypto Ransomware Emerge  30 July 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Anthony Pell   
More details about a new family of encryption ransomware that uses the anonymous network Tor and requires users pay by Bitcoin have emerged.
 
Internet of things big security worry, says HP  29 July 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
About 70 percent of Internet of things devices---including sensors and connected infrastructure---have vulnerabilities that could be exploited, according to Hewlett-Packard.
 
Hackers seed Amazon cloud with potent denial-of-service bots  28 July 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Attackers have figured out a new way to get Amazon's cloud service to wage potent denial-of-service attacks on third-party websites—by exploiting security vulnerabilities in an open source search and analytics application known as Elasticsearch.
 
How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud  24 July 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing power from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing power out there for the taking?
 
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