BF-SIRT Newsletter 2016-43

The top stories from this week consist of stories such as DDoS on Dyn Impacts Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, and Inside The Foggy, Shady Market For Zero-Day Bugs. You can also read a story about Horrible hacks, death robots, and kamikaze phones: Meet the scariest tech of the year, and Android phones rooted by “most serious” Linux escalation bug ever.

Top 5 Security links
Double-dip Internet-of-Things botnet attack felt across the Internet
How Google’s Project Zero made Apple refactor its kernel
Critical Vulnerabilities Patched in Joomla
Researchers tag new brace of bugs in NTP, but they’re fixable
Using Rowhammer bitflips to root Android phones is now a thing

Top Business Intelligence links
How Clinton, Trump Could Champion Cybersecurity
How To Build A Strong Security Awareness Program
Security Economics MOOC

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2016-42

The top stories from this week consist of stories such as Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever is under active exploit (updated), and More than half of Androids susceptible to ancient malware. You can also read a story about Spreading the DDoS Disease and Selling the Cure, and It’s finally happened: Hackers are coming for home routers en masse.

Top 5 Security links
Flaw in Intel chips could make malware attacks more potent
SHA-256 and SHA3-256 Are Safe For the Foreseeable Future
The QuarksLab audit of VeraCrypt has been completed, and this is the public release of the results.
Oracle puts out 253 fixes and a request to please apply patches NOW!
Russian Arrested by Czech Police Tied to 2012 LinkedIn Hack

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Barack Obama on Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Cars, and the Future of Humanity | WIRED
3.2 million debit cards compromised; SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI, YES Bank and Axis worst hit
Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2017
Is it worth reporting ransomware?
Facial recognition technology is taking over US, says privacy group

 

 

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2016-40

The top stories from this week consist of stories such as how Yahoo! secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence, and that Verizon wants $1 Billion Discount on Yahoo Acquisition Deal after Recent Scandals. You can also read a story about how the Source Code for IoT botnet responsible for World’s largest DDoS Attack was released Online, and that 68 Million Hacked Dropbox Accounts are Just a Click Away.

Top 5 Security links
Source Code for IoT botnet responsible for World’s largest DDoS Attack released Online
68 Million Hacked Dropbox Accounts are Just a Click Away!
Hack crashes Linux Distros with 48 characters of code
You Could Get Hacked Just by Opening a ‘JPEG 2000’ Image
United States set to Hand Over Control of the Internet to ICANN Today

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence
Verizon wants $1 Billion Discount on Yahoo Acquisition Deal after Recent Scandals
French banks launch Credit Cards where CVV code changes every hour
Mastercard rolls out pay-by-selfie across Europe
Welcome to Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2016!