BF-SIRT Newsletter 2015-48

The top stories from this week consist of a story on a Security Bug in Dell PCs Shipped Since 8/15, as well as how an eBay scammer steals identity of agent investigating him.
You can also read how Hilton Acknowledges Credit Card Breach, and possible Policy Repercussions of the Paris Terrorist Attacks.

Top 5 Security links
Security Bug in Dell PCs Shipped Since 8/15
eBay scammer steals identity of agent investigating him
Backdoor In A Backdoor Identified in 600,000 Arris Modems
Who’s running dozens of top-secret unpatched databases? The Dept of Homeland Security
Ten great gifts for the hacker in your life

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Hilton Acknowledges Credit Card Breach
Policy Repercussions of the Paris Terrorist Attacks
How good will your passwords be this Black Friday?
Hillary Clinton: Stop helping terrorists, Silicon Valley – weaken your encryption
Happy 30th Birthday, Windows!

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2015-47

The top stories from this week consist of a story on how VirusTotal now Scans Mac OS X Apps for Malware, as well as how How TV ads silently ping commands to phones: Sneaky SilverPush code reverse-engineered.
You can also read how A 23-year-old Windows 3.1 system failure crashed Paris airport, and how FBI denies paying $1 MILLION to Unmask Tor Users.

Top 5 Security links
VirusTotal now Scans Mac OS X Apps for Malware
How TV ads silently ping commands to phones: Sneaky SilverPush code reverse-engineered
Forget BadBIOS, here comes BadBarcode
Flaws found in LastPass password manager by security researchers
Actors using exploit kits – How they change tactics

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
A 23-year-old Windows 3.1 system failure crashed Paris airport
FBI denies paying $1 MILLION to Unmask Tor Users
Cyber Security Assessment Netherlands 2015: cross-border cyber security approach necessary
Americans seen spending $3B online in a single day
New Dyreza variant supports Windows 10 & Edge

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2015-46

The top stories from this week consist of a story on how Hackers have Hacked into US Arrest Records Database, as well as how Three people are indicted for massive hack and fraud scheme that targeted JPMorgan.
You can also read The Edward Snowden guide to practical privacy , and how FCC Fines Cox $595K Over Lizard Squad Hack.

Top 5 Security links
Hackers have Hacked into US Arrest Records Database
Three indicted for massive hack and fraud scheme that targeted JPMorgan
Tor: FBI Paid CMU $1 Million to De-Anonymize Users
Thanks for playing: New Linux ransomware decrypted, pwns itself
NSA whistleblower: No software is ‘safe from surveillance’

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
The Edward Snowden guide to practical privacy
With just a password needed to access police databases, the FBI got basic security wrong
FCC Fines Cox $595K Over Lizard Squad Hack
Microsoft to host data in Germany to evade US spying
The Lingering Mess from Default Insecurity

Basefarm SIRT News
Patch Tuesday November 2015

Patch Tuesday November 2015

Yet another patch Tuesday has come upon us.
Microsoft released 12 updates, some of which are critical, to address vulnerabilities in their product line. Adobe on the other hand has released updates for their Adobe Flash product.

Microsoft
Adobe

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2015-45

The top stories from this week consist of a story on TalkTalk, Script Kids & The Quest for ‘OG’, as well as how the FBI Deputy Director’s Email has been Hacked by Teenager Who Hacked CIA Chief.
You can also read about how ProtonMail Paid Hackers $6000 Ransom in Bitcoin to Stop DDoS Attacks, and how UK cyber-spy law takes Snowden’s revelations of mass surveillance – and sets them in stone.

Top 5 Security links
TalkTalk, Script Kids & The Quest for ‘OG’
FBI Deputy Director’s Email Hacked by Teenager Who Hacked CIA Chief
CryptoWall Ransomware raised $325 Million in Revenue for Its Developer
Tor Project releases anonymous Messenger app beta
How Carders Can Use eBay as a Virtual ATM

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
ProtonMail Paid Hackers $6000 Ransom in Bitcoin to Stop DDoS Attacks
UK cyber-spy law takes Snowden’s revelations of mass surveillance – and sets them in stone
MacBooks are so hot right now. And so is Mac OS X malware
Anonymous Group Leaks Identities of 1000 KKK Members
Kaspersky announces ‘death’ of Coinvault, Bitcryptor ransomware