BF-SIRT Newsletter 2014-33

Welcome to the newsletter! During this week we’ve been able to read about how NSA Accidentally Took Down Syria’s Internet While Infiltrating Central Router System, how Xiaomi Phones Secretly Sending Users’ Sensitive Data to Chinese Servers and the fact that most people think public Wi-Fi is safe. It’s also been time for this month’s Patch Tuesday, so make sure you update your Adobe and Microsoft products!

Top 5 Security links
NSA Accidentally Took Down Syria’s Internet While Infiltrating Central Router System
Android “Heart App” virus spreads quickly, author arrested within 17 hours
Xiaomi Phones Secretly Sending Users’ Sensitive Data to Chinese Servers
DefCon: Stolen data markets are as organized as legitimate online businesses
Millions of PCs affected by mysterious computrace backdoor

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Most people think public Wi-Fi is safe. Seriously?
Fifteen countries KO’d in malware one-two punch
86% of hackers don’t worry about repercussions
Gmail introduces filters for non-Latin characters, weeding out more phishing emails
What caused today’s Internet hiccup

Basefarm Posts
Patch Tuesday August 2014