Larry Loeb
Content posted in April 2018
Rubella Macro Builder Crimeware Kit Price Drops to $40
Larry Loeb  
4/30/2018   3 comments
Crime might not pay, but it also doesn't have to be expensive to try. Flashpoint researchers have found that the monthly fee for the Rubella Macro Builder crimeware kit dropped to $40 on the underground market.
Researchers Detail Self-Learning System That Secures IoT Devices
Larry Loeb  
4/27/2018   13 comments
Researchers from several universities have published a new paper describing what they believe is a better way to protect and secure IoT devices and sensors.
Microsoft: Tech Support Scams on the Rise
Larry Loeb  
4/25/2018   14 comments
A recent report from Microsoft shows that the number of scams using tech support as a cover is on the increase. However, many times it's up to consumers and companies to protect themselves.
Cybercrime: More Like Facebook's Model Than Traditional Criminal Enterprise
Larry Loeb  
4/23/2018   7 comments
As the global economy has changed, so has cybercrime, which resembles something much closer to how Facebook works than a traditional criminal enterprise, according to a new report.
Login With Facebook & Watch Your Personal Data Leak
Larry Loeb  
4/20/2018   4 comments
A common feature on many popular websites allows users to login with their Facebook profile. However, a trio of Princeton researchers show that this feature allows personal information to leak and be collected.
Alert Warns Russian Actors Are Targeted Unsecured Network Devices
Larry Loeb  
4/18/2018   Post a comment
A join statement from UK and US law enforcement and security agencies are warning that Russian actors are targeting older and unpatched network infrastructure as part of an ongoing cyberespionage campaign.
'PowerHammer' Exploit Can Steal Computer Data Across Electrical Lines
Larry Loeb  
4/16/2018   10 comments
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have created a new exploit called 'PowerHammer' that can steal data from PCs and other systems through electrical lines.
Misconfigured Routers Could Be Used for Botnets, Espionage
Larry Loeb  
4/13/2018   1 comment
A recent white paper released by Akamai finds that thousands of misconfigured routers using older UPnP protocols could be turned into malicious botnets or used for espionage.
Bastille's ATI System Warning Raises Its Own Alarm
Larry Loeb  
4/11/2018   5 comments
Bastille Networks made a splash by notifying ATI Systems that its warning systems have a significant vulnerability. However, the timing of the notice leaves a question about motives when public safety is at risk.
Cisco Warns of Possible Smart Install Client Hacking
Larry Loeb  
4/9/2018   8 comments
Following an alert by US-CERT about possible hacking by foreign governments, Cisco is warning customers about a port vulnerability in the company's legacy Smart Install Client.
Don't Call AWS' CloudFront Hijacking Problem a Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
4/6/2018   4 comments
Amazon Web Service might be the biggest of the big cloud providers, but it still has some security concerns. A researcher has noticed the company is open to having its CloudFront service hijacked, but Amazon officials won't call it a vulnerability.
Cloudflare vs. Google: Making DNS Protocol Better, More Secure
Larry Loeb  
4/4/2018   4 comments
With the release of 1.1.1, Cloudflare is looking to make the DNS protocol better and more secure, while speeding up the Internet. Is this helping Google or leaving the company behind?
Drupal RCE Vulnerability Requires Immediate Patching
Larry Loeb  
4/2/2018   Post a comment
A remote code execution vulnerability in several versions of Drupal's content management platform requires immediate patching by users. For its part, Drupal is getting out in front of this problem.




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