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Air-Gapped Computers Can Communicate Through Heat: Researchers

March 24, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Researchers at the Ben Gurion University in Israel have demonstrated that two computers in close proximity to each other can communicate using heat emissions and built-in thermal sensors.

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Crouching Yeti APT Actor Still Targeting Industrial Sectors: Kaspersky

March 18, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

The threat actor group known as Crouching Yeti, Energetic Bear and Dragonfly continues to target organizations across the world. However, experts believe the group has switched targets and infrastructure.

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Grabbing Passwords from Memory using Procdump and Mimikatz

March 17, 2015 Added by:Dan Dieterle

When I was working on my Pulling Remote Word Documents from RAM using Kali Linux article, I was curious if you could use the same technique to pull the system passwords, and you can…

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Clinton Email Server Vulnerable for 3 Months: Venafi

March 12, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

Access to the personal email server used by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not encrypted or authenticated by a digital certificate for the first three months of her term, research from security firm Venafi has found.

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Decide What Starts Automatically On Your PC

March 10, 2015 Added by:Neohapsis

The old advice to disable the auto-play function in Windows is new again, so take a moment and go to Control Panel – AutoPlay and either change the AutoPlay options to “Take no action,” or disable the feature completely.

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Angler Exploit Kit Uses Domain Shadowing to Evade Detection

March 04, 2015 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

The notorious Angler exploit kit has started leveraging a new technique to ensure that its malicious activities are not interrupted when the domains it uses are blacklisted, researchers at Cisco revealed on Tuesday.

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Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems are a Serious Issue for FAA

March 04, 2015 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

A GAO report to FAA reveals that the systems adopted in the Aviation industry are still affected by weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers.

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PlugX Malware Adopts New Tactic in India Attack Campaign

March 03, 2015 Added by:Brian Prince

According to Sophos, the malware is now hiding the malicious payload in Windows registry instead of writing the file on disk.

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Killed by AI Much? A Rise of Non-deterministic Security!

March 03, 2015 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

My research into security analytics and Gartner recent forays into so-called “smart machines” research converge in this post. Hilarity ensues!

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Lenovo is Breaking HTTPS Security on its Recent Laptops

February 19, 2015 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

There's been some discussion about whether all copies of Superfish use the same root key to perform the MITM attacks

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Buying Illegal Goods on the Digital Underground

January 19, 2015 Added by:Tripwire Inc

The fact that Silk Road has returned is a testament to users’ ongoing ability to purchase illegal goods online, not to mention merchants’ ability to sell these products.

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Microsoft Observed a Significant Increase in Macros-Based Malware

January 05, 2015 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) has recently observed a surge in the infections of malware using macros to spread their malicious code.

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You Need to Know About Ransomware

November 25, 2014 Added by:Rebecca Herold

As more crooks see how much money their buddies are making, you will see more and more types of ransomware being launched, putting you and your business at risk if you are not on the lookout for the signs of such a crime.

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7 Security Threats You May Have Overlooked

November 11, 2014 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

In today’s business environment, the list of overlooked network security threats is endless. Information security professionals are modern-day gladiators, tasked with defending corporate data and networks against both known and unknown threats, but no matter how skilled they are, there will always be new threats to their networks.

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New Zero-day in Microsoft OLE Being Exploited in Targeted Attacks

October 22, 2014 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Security experts at Google and McAfee have discovered a new zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft OLE being exploited in targeted attacks.

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iWorm The First OSX Bot To Use Reddit For CnC: Expect Mac malware to surge

October 07, 2014 Added by:Cyphort

Nowadays, as half of newly issued computers in the enterprise are Macs, OSX malware is also becoming more prevalent.

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