A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:45:45 +0000

Cybersecurity news for October 14 – 20, including the future of the password, the lingering threat of ransomware, and new security features from Instagram.



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GandCrab 101: All about the most widely distributed ransomware of the moment

Credit to Author: Luca Nagy| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:00:10 +0000

In this Sophos101 report, we’ll give you the lowdown on what you need to know about this, unfortunately, widely disseminated malware.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/QbQ2o1iJn68″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Notorious ‘Hijack Factory’ Shunned from Web

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:19:35 +0000

Score one for the good guys: Bitcanal, a Portuguese Web hosting firm long accused of helping spammers hijack large swaths of dormant Internet address space over the years, was summarily kicked off the Internet this week after a half-dozen of the company’s bandwidth providers chose to sever ties with the company.

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TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of June 25, 2018

Credit to Author: Elisa Lippincott (TippingPoint Global Product Marketing)| Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:18:45 +0000

I have never reverse engineered anything, but I did dismantle a Betamax VCR and put it back together without an instruction manual. My little brother liked to use the tape slot as a garage for his Hot Wheels® toy cars. We were usually able to take out the cars without any issues, but one day,…

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How to Opt Out of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:55:19 +0000

A KrebsOnSecurity series on how easy big-three credit bureau Equifax makes it to get detailed salary history data on tens of millions of Americans apparently inspired a deeper dive on the subject by Fast Company, which examined how this Equifax division has been one of the company’s best investments. In this post, I’ll show you how to opt out of yet another Equifax service that makes money at the expense of your privacy.

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Payments Giant Verifone Investigating Breach

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:02:30 +0000

Credit and debit card payments giant Verifone [NYSE: PAY] is investigating a breach of its corporate computer networks that could impact companies running its point-of-sale solutions, according to multiple sources. Verifone says the extent of the breach was “limited” and that its payment services network was not impacted. San Jose, Calif.-based Verifone is the largest maker of credit card terminals used in the United States. It sells point-of-sale terminals and services to support the swiping and processing of credit and debit card payments at a variety of businesses, including retailers, taxis, and fuel stations. On Jan. 23, 2017, Verifone sent an “urgent” email to all company staff and contractors, telling them that they had 24 hours to change all company passwords.

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