Study: Attack on KrebsOnSecurity Cost IoT Device Owners $323K

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 07 May 2018 16:47:20 +0000

A monster distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against KrebsOnSecurity.com in 2016 knocked this site offline for nearly four days. The attack was executed through a network of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such as Internet routers, security cameras and digital video recorders. A new study that tries to measure the direct cost of that one attack for IoT device users whose machines were swept up in the assault found that it may have cost device owners a total of $323,973.75 in excess power and added bandwidth consumption. My bad.

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A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:10:30 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this…

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Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome (updated)

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:21:49 +0000

Browsers are usually the first point of contact between victims and threat actors. With a few bits of code, crooks manage once again to freeze Google Chrome and scare users into calling for assistance.

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Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:21:49 +0000

Browsers are usually the first point of contact between victims and threat actors. With a few bits of code, crooks manage once again to freeze Google Chrome and scare users into calling for assistance.

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Chronicle: A Meteor Aimed At Planet Threat Intel?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:56:52 +0000

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, said today it is in the process of rolling out a new service designed to help companies more quickly make sense of and act on the mountains of threat data produced each day by cybersecurity tools. Countless organizations rely on a hodgepodge of security software, hardware and services to find and detect cybersecurity intrusions before an incursion by malicious software or hackers has the chance to metastasize into a full-blown data breach.

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Scary Chip Flaws Raise Spectre of Meltdown

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:38:15 +0000

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants have released updates for a pair of serious security flaws present in most modern computers, smartphones, tablets and mobile devices. Here’s a brief rundown on the threat and what you can do to protect your devices.

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