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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google security engineer recounts how the company brought KrebsOnSecurity into Project Shield and defended the site against massive DDoS attacks   —  Behind the scenes defending KrebsOnSecurity against record-setting DDoS attacks.  —  OAKLAND, Calif.—In September, KrebsOnSecurity …
Feb 5, 2017, 11:45 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
LeakedSource, a site that sold access to a database of 3.1B+ compromised account passwords, taken offline after alleged police raid   —  LeakedSource garnered criticism for actively cracking the passwords it sold.  —  LeakedSource, a legally and ethically questionable website that sold access …
Jan 27, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
After failing to get 10K bitcoins for stolen NSA exploits, Shadow Brokers post farewell message, dump a cache of Windows hacking tools online   —  With 8 days before inauguration of Donald Trump, leak is sure to inflame US officials.  —  Shadow Brokers, the mysterious group …
Jan 13, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
10K+ poorly secured MongoDB installations deleted by attackers demanding hefty ransoms   —  Poorly secured MongoDB installations deleted and held for ransom.  —  More than 10,000 website databases have been taken hostage in recent days by attackers who are demanding hefty ransoms for the data …
Jan 7, 2017, 5:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FBI-DHS report fails to make a hard case that Russia tampered with US elections, likely because the agencies want to protect methods for detecting hacks   —  US issued JAR billed itself as an indictment that would prove Russian involvement.  —  Talk about disappointments.
Dec 31, 2016, 12:05 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
AirDroid, a remote management app with 10M+ Play Store downloads, uses a static and easily detectable encryption key leaving users vulnerable to MITM attacks   —  For six months, the remote management app has opened users to code-execution attacks.  —  For at least the past six months …
Dec 2, 2016, 6:00 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla and Tor release update for Firefox zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited to deanonymize users   —  Critical code-execution flaw resides in Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Patch now.  —  Developers with both Mozilla and Tor have published browser updates that patch …
Nov 30, 2016, 6:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Gooligan, new Android malware found in 86 apps in 3rd-party marketplaces, has compromised 1M+ Google accounts to date, targeting versions 4 and 5 of Android   —  86 apps available in third-party marketplaces can root 74 percent of Android phones.  —  Researchers say they've uncovered a family …
Nov 30, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla is working to patch a Firefox zero-day in the wild that is being used to unmask Tor users; vulnerability is similar to the one used by the FBI in 2013   —  Publicly released exploit works reliably against a wide range of Firefox versions.  —  There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's …
Nov 30, 2016, 1:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google has been warning prominent journalists and professors that their accounts are under attack from “government-backed attackers”   —  A flurry of social media reports suggests a major hacking campaign has been uncovered.  —  Google is warning prominent journalists and professors …
Nov 24, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context

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