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How criminals abuse IDNs to conduct malicious activities

New research from Farsight Security examines the prevalence and distribution of IDN lookalike domain names, also called homographs, over a 12-month period with a focus on 466 …

Windows certificate
Underground vendors can reliably obtain code signing certificates from CAs

More and more malware authors are switching to buying new, valid code signing certificates issued by Certificate Authorities instead of using stolen (compromised) ones, …

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Inferring Internet security posture by country through port scanning

In this podcast, Tod Beardsley, Director of Research at Rapid7, talks about the recently released National Exposure Index, which aims to better understand the nature of …

Google Firebase
3,000+ mobile apps leaking data from unsecured Firebase databases

Appthority published research on its discovery of a new HospitalGown threat variant that occurs when app developers fail to require authentication to Google Firebase …

Tapplock
Researcher hacks smart fingerprint padlock in mere seconds

The Tapplock one “smart” padlock, which received many rave reviews by tech-focused news sites and YouTubers, can be forced to open in under two seconds with a …

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Vulnerable ship systems: Many left exposed to hacking

Pen Test Partners’ Ken Munro and his colleagues – some of which are former ship crew members who really understand bridge and propulsion systems – have been …

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Are attackers harnessing your Redis server?

Earlier this year security researchers warned about vulnerable Apache Solr, Redis, and Windows servers hit with cryptominers. Imperva now says that that are still too many …

EU whois
Will GDPR be the death of WHOIS?

Two cybersecurity and privacy attorneys recently argued that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will interfere with the availability of the WHOIS database and will …

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Attacking hard disk drives using ultrasonic sounds

Another group of researchers has demonstrated that hard disk drives (HDDs) can be interfered with through sound waves, but they’ve also shown that ultrasonic signals …

BMW
Researchers hack BMW cars, discover 14 vulnerabilities

Keen Security Lab researchers have discovered fourteen vulnerabilities affecting a variety of BMW car models. The flaws could be exploited to gain local and remote access to …

Las Vegas
America’s most cyber insecure cities exposed

Coronet researchers identified Las Vegas, Memphis and Charlotte as America’s most cyber insecure cities. “While big companies may have the budgets, personnel and …

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The operations and economics of organized criminal email groups

Nine of the 10 captured organized criminal email groups operate out of Nigeria, they all leverage a multitude of attack methods, and business email compromise (BEC) is far …

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