BF-SIRT Newsletter 2014-37

Welcome to the newsletter! This week it’s being available two days in advance, but that doesn’t meant it’s got less interesting news in it! Among the highlights for this week are how an OS X version of Windows backdoor has been spotted, and Why Google is Hurrying the Web to Kill SHA-1 as well as a forum post with 5 million “compromised” Google accounts. Other included news are how Malicious advertising have hit Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo according to Cisco, and of course it’s also time for Patch Tuesday September 2014.

Top 5 Security links
China is now 99.8% sure you’re you, thanks to world’s-best facial recognition wares
Report: China’s underground activity doubled last year
OS X version of Windows backdoor spotted
5 million “compromised” Google accounts leaked
Robin Hood virus: Chinese hackers target nation’s wealthy

Top 5 Business Intelligence links
Malicious advertising hits Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, Cisco says
Apple CEO says iCloud security will be strengthened
One in five Massachusetts residents breached in 2013
Goodwill announces breach, more than 800K payment cards compromised
Why Google is Hurrying the Web to Kill SHA-1

Basefarm Posts
Patch Tuesday September 2014