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Interesting Tweet : "Politics keep Bumping CyberSafety"

Recently, The Cavalry recently aired clinical hacking simulations online. Cavalry is an focused on issues where computer security intersect public safety and human life. However, the simulation was bumped by the Senate Healthcare bill, and was postponed to early next week. Users who were interested in watching this will have to wait until next Tuesday (if not, later). Commenting on this issue,...

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Interesting Tweet : "Allegedly, FBI wanted to bribe telegram"

Pavel Durov, the Russian founder of the popular secure messaging app Telegram has revealed in a series of tweets that U.S. intelligence agencies tried twice to bribe the company's developers to weaken encryption in the app, presumably so it would be easier for the agencies to obtain communications sent via its users. Durov also says he was pressured by the FBI to do so. Though the news came as a...

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Interesting Tweet : "Microsoft has opted to patch the out-of-support Windows XP"

Once again, Microsoft has opted to patch the out-of-support Windows XP. While Microsoft's position is a tricky one, many security researchers argue that patching is the wrong decision: it sends a clear message to recalcitrant corporations that they can stick with Windows XP, insecure as it is, because if anything too serious is found, Microsoft will update it anyway. In fact, Ars Technica (you...

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Interesting Tweet : "Confiscating Relays is Not Going to Help"

Two days after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak wreaked havoc across the world, French police seized a server running two Tor relays belonging to French activist Aeris, who said the server was confiscated in connection to the WannaCry attacks. Aeris reported the incident on the Tor Project mailing list last month, on May 15, where he asked fellow operators to revoke trust in two of his relays,...

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Interesting Tweet : "There is No Evidence of Voting Systems Being Hacked"

According to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept, Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election. While this news created quite a stir among Americans, security researchers are asking...

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Interesting Tweet : "Shadow Brokers will Rapidly Advance Developing CNE Program"

Recently, the hacker group behind the leaking of the alleged NSA tools - Shadow Brokers hacker group - has announced sale of their July data dump. The data dump is being sold for 100 Zcash (that is about $23k). Most security researchers are also contemplating buying this data dump to further conduct analysis, in order to determine the potential of the data. In a stunning move, the Shadow Brokers...

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Interesting Tweet : "Postponing Security Updates Turns 0ldday into 0day"

Did you know? The infamous WannaCry ransomware attacks occurred just because users did not install security updates on time. Microsoft released security patch for the vulnerability long before the first exploit was noted. Think about it, the entire WannaCry fiasco could have been prevented had we updated our software/firmware regularly. Security analyst, Ben Nagy (you can follow him on his...

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Interesting Tweet : "Shadow Brokers are Demanding Zcash!"

The Shadow Brokers hacker group - first came into notice in 2016 - are popular for publishing several leaks containing hacking tools, list of vulnerabilities, and zero-day exploits. They are well-known for releasing hacking tools that allegedly belong to the National Security Agency (NSA) of the USA. They also have a monthly-subscription service, where anybody can pay a sum of money to obtain...

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Interesting Tweet : "Antivirus Safer than a Modern Web Browser?"

It all started when a security researcher discovered that Trend Micro ServerProtect AV for Linux gets updates over HTTP and it does not conduct any integrity checks or sig verification. Commenting on this issue, Security Engineer of Google Chrome, Chris Palmer (follow him at @fugueish) tweeted, "..Stop using AV, everybody.." This tweet didn't go well with many security researchers who expressed...

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Interesting Tweet : "Public Trello Boards are Not Password Managers!"

Software Tester, Neil Studd (you can follow him on Twitter at @neilstudd), posted a shocking tweet recently. Neil posted a screenshot of Google search results containing email IDs and passwords of various users. His tweet showed users storing their usernames and passwords on public Trello boards to access them easily. Though it might seem harmless to most of you, this simple act can jeopardize...

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Interesting Tweet : "Communication and Planning are Key"

Apparently, in March 2016, the Department of Homeland Security conducted a national exercise to see how the government and the private sector would react to a multi-sector cyberattack on critical infrastructure. Once of the scenarios included a malware mimicking some of the traits of WannaCry. Though private sector was able to thrive against the malware, there were some serious challenges. This...

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Interesting Tweet : "Twitter Updates its Privacy Policy"

Twitter is introducing key changes to its privacy policy which will enable it to use more personal data to personalize the user experience. In other words, ads and data sharing. Twitter users pretty much do not have any choice but to accept these changes, if they want to continue using the micro-blogging site. Journalist and Commentator, who goes by the Twitter handle Stilgherrian - whom you can...

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Interesting Tweet : "NSA Still Claim They Would be Safe Custodians"

The WannaCry ransomware successfully managed to create ruckus across the world. The most astonishing aspect of this massive cyber attacks is the allegation that WannaCry was possible because of an NSA exploit. What many users do not know is, many more NSA exploits - such as EsteemAudit - have been released recently for cyber criminals to utilize. Amongst the noise about WannaCry, Technical...

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Interesting Tweet : "Responsible Disclosure"

Not long ago, two Google Project Zero researchers have announced about a security vulnerability - previously residing in Windows (security patches for this vulnerability were released) - on Twitter. They even went ahead to call the vulnerability "crazy bad". This incident gave rise to a lot of controversy with cyber security professionals and experts, supporting and opposing this move. Some are...

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Interesting Tweet : "Laptop Ban Expanded to All European Flights"

The Department of Homeland Security announced that they are planning to ban laptops in the cabins of all flights from Europe to the United States. While the initial a ban on laptops and tablets was applied only to U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East, the new ban is based on fears that terrorists have found a way to convert laptops into bombs capable of bringing...

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Interesting Tweet : "Aftermath of Gizmodo's Phishing Story"

Gizmodo recently did an article explaining how easy it is to get Trump Administration officials and associates to click on a phishing link. In order to prove their point, they also created a fake Google Docs email, complete with a false sign-in page. This particular act by Gizmodo attracted a lot of criticism. While few security researcher supported this move, stating that public has the right to...