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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers: a hacking group made ~$3.7M in Bitcoin since Aug. with Ryuk ransomware, which only targets firms with huge resources and can lay dormant for a year   —  Ryuk lies in wait for as long as a year, then pounces on only the biggest prey.  —  A recently discovered ransomware group …
Jan 12, 2019, 10:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers detail a phishing campaign by Iran-linked hackers targeting US government officials that bypassed SMS-based 2FA protections in Gmail and Yahoo Mail   —  Group breaches SMS-protected accounts.  It's still testing attacks against 2fa apps.  —  A recent phishing campaign targeting …
Dec 16, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Sennheiser's HeadSetup software makes PCs and Macs vulnerable to MITM attacks due to flawed self-signed TLS certificate, which users should now manually remove   —  Poorly secured certificate lets hackers impersonate any website on the Internet.  —  Audio device maker Sennheiser has issued …
Nov 28, 2018, 10:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Dutch police say they decrypted 258,000+ messages sent using IronChat, which claims to have end-to-end encryption, as part of a money laundering probe   —  Weakness allowed cops to monitor encrypted messages for some time.  —  Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted …
Nov 7, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details how vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in wireless gateways could put emergency first responders and critical infrastructure at risk   —  Gateways are supposed to make cops safer.  Many leak their locations in real time.  —  In late 2016, security researcher Justin Shattuck …
Aug 11, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
In iOS 11.4.1, Apple fixed a longstanding bug that caused some region-specific iOS devices to crash when “Taiwan” was typed or Taiwan flag emojis were displayed   —  Apple fixed the denial-of-service flaw in update released Monday.  —  The iOS 11.4.1 update Apple released Monday …
Jul 11, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher says stolen code-signing certificates from router and camera-maker D-Link were used to sign the Plead password-stealing malware   —  This isn't the IP camera software you think it is.  —  Criminals recently stole code-signing certificates from router and camera maker D-Link …
Jul 10, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Research: flaws in LTE let attackers redirect users to malicious sites and fingerprint sites users visit with $4000 worth of equipment within one mile of target   —  The Long Term Evolution mobile device standard used by billions of people was designed to fix many of the security shortcomings …
Jun 29, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
17 backdoored Docker images, posted to Docker Hub over the past year and downloaded 5M+ times, removed; some were used to mine at least $90K worth of Monero   —  17 images posted by a single account over 10 months may have generated $90,000.  —  A single person or group may have made as much as $90,000 …
Jun 17, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details SigSpoof, a recently patched critical flaw in PGP that allowed hackers to spoof digital email signatures, says the bug dates back to 1998   —  SigSpoof flaw fixed inGnuPG, Enigmail, GPGTools, and python-gnupg.  —  For their entire existence, some of the world's …
Jun 17, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context

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