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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Kaspersky Labs releases a more detailed report on how it obtained NSA-linked Equation Group source code in 2014   —  Moscow-based AV provider challenges claims it helped Russian spies.  —  For almost two months in 2014, servers belonging to Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab received confidential …
Nov 16, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Vulnerability present in many now-patched antivirus products including Malwarebytes allowed malware to leave quarantine and gain full system control   —  New AVGater flaw provided key ingredient for hacker to hijack computer.  —  Antivirus programs, in many cases, make us safer on the Internet.
Nov 12, 2017, 5:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find malware with Stuxnet-style use of legitimate digital certificates is much more common than previously believed, going back as early as 2003   —  Forgeries undermine the trust millions of people place in digital certificates.  —  One of the breakthroughs of the Stuxnet worm …
Nov 5, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flaw in widely used RSA code library undermines security of millions of high-security RSA crypto keys   —  Factorization weakness lets attackers impersonate key holders and decrypt their data.  —  A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions …
Oct 16, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Exploits, called KRACK, in Wi-Fi security protocol WPA2 open traffic to eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and malicious injection; US CERT advisory issued   —  Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device …
Oct 16, 2017, 3:15 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update   —  Malware researcher encounters bogus download links during multiple visits.  —  In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers who eventually made off with Social Security numbers …
Oct 12, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Analysis: what we know and do not know about Kaspersky Lab's alleged involvement in NSA contractor's laptop hack   —  The Wall Street Journal just published an incendiary article that says hackers working for the Russian government stole confidential material from an NSA contractor's home computer.
Oct 5, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to stealthy hacks due to outdated EFI firmware; Windows and Linux PCs are also likely at risk   —  At-risk EFI versions likely put Windows and Linux PCs at risk, too.  —  An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to known exploits …
Sep 29, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find 50+ apps, now-removed but downloaded 1M-4.2M times, on Google Play that secretly charged users by sending text messages to premium numbers   —  Malware scanners fail to detect 50 apps that charged for fake services.  —  Researchers recently found at least 50 apps …
Sep 14, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Equifax blames Apache Struts vulnerability that was patched on March 6 for the massive data breach that it says happened in mid-May   —  Critical Apache Struts bug was fixed in March.  In May, it bit ~143 million US consumers.  —  The Equifax breach that exposed sensitive data …
Sep 14, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context

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