Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

Original release date: April 10, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified a Trojan malware variant—referred to as HOPLIGHT—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Russia accused of massive GPS spoofing campaign

Russia has been hijacking signals sent by Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) systems such as GPS, researchers claim.


Spycam sex videos of 1,600 motel guests sold to paying subscribers

1,600 guests were filmed with hidden webcams that live-streamed the action. The site also sold videos.


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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Tomorrow is World Backup Day

March 31 is World Backup Day.  Monday is April Fool’s Day.  Coincidence?  I think not.  I you are one of the hold-outs who is going to get around to it someday, today is your chance.


Google reveals BuggyCow macOS security flaw

Google’s Project Zero researchers have revealed a “high ...

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Your Location is For Sale

I have written before about how our smartphones are ratting out our location, using GPS and even just cell tower location information.  The New York Times recently published a story that followed a woman throughout her day and discovered that her location was collected over 8000 in a single day.  From the location database they purchased from a location data broker, they were ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Home Routers Lack Basic Linux Security

More disconcerting news for router owners – a new assessment of 28 popular models for home users failed to find a single one with firmware that had fully enabled underlying security hardening features offered by Linux.

CITL (Cyber Independent Testing Laboratories) says it made this unexpected discovery after analysing firmware images from Asus, ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Bomb Threats Emailed Around the World

12/13/2018 06:59 PM EST  Original release date: December 13, 2018

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), is aware of a worldwide email campaign targeting businesses and organizations with bomb threats. The emails claim that a device will detonate unless a ransom in Bitcoin ...

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Google Blazes New Trails in Authentication

Two-factor and multi-factor authentication historically have been based on using two or more of three criteria:  something you know (passwords), something you have (security token) or something you are (biometrics such as fingerprints).  There have been two new additions to MFA criteria: something you do (keyboard cadence or mouse movement), and somewhere you are (geo-location through GPS or public IP address).

Google has been busy heightening the security for it’s account holders ...

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