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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Global Cyber Alliance, IBM, and Packet Clearing House launch free Quad9 DNS service that blocks malicious domains using consolidated threat intelligence   —  Set DNS server to 9.9.9.9, and (known) malware and phishes won't be able to phone home.  —  The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) …
Nov 17, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Two experts say Gizmodo's phishing test for members of Trump's team may invite prosecution under CFAA   —  “Security test” sent to 15 officials, advisors, others skirts the edges of CFAA.  —  Earlier this week, the team at Gizmodo's Special Projects Desk published a report on how they …
May 15, 2017, 6:05 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Allegations about cybersecurity company Cylance using bogus malware to close deals shed light on the complex nature of AV product testing in the industry   —  On the front lines of the antivirus industry's “testing wars.”  —  Last November, a systems engineer at a large company …
Apr 18, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
FBI says Yahoo hack likely began with a spear phishing email to a “semi-privileged” Yahoo employee   —  Unwitting sysadmin or other employee was conned out of credentials, FBI theorizes.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—The indictment unsealed Wednesday by US authorities against two agents …
Mar 15, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Researchers uncover PowerShell Trojan that uses DNS queries to get its orders   —  Delivered by “secure” Word doc, pure PowerShell malware fetches commands from DNS TXT records.  —  Researchers at Cisco's Talos threat research group are publishing research today on a targeted attack delivered …
Mar 4, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Avalanche, a 7-year-old botnet used for malware and phishing attacks, dismantled in global cyber operation; officials sinkhole 800K domains, seize 50 servers   —  At one point, Avalanche network was responsible for two-thirds of all phishing attacks.  —  [Update, 3:00 PM EDT …
Dec 1, 2016, 8:50 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Oracle denies the report that it halted the development of Java Enterprise Edition, promises to share details about Java EE 8 at JavaOne conference in September   —  New proposal for Java EE 8 in fall as company denies rumors of Java EE demise.  —  The long silence is apparently over.
Jul 10, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Oracle silently halts development of Java Enterprise Edition, concerning the Java community   —  Oracle's silence about Java EE has brought developer community distrust to a fever pitch.  —  Stop me if you've heard this one before: Oracle has quietly pulled funding and development efforts away …
Jul 5, 2016, 9:25 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
How skilled attackers are using newly evolved crypto-ransomware to turn every network intrusion into a potential payday   —  OK, panic—newly evolved ransomware is bad news for everyone  —  Crypto-ransomware has turned every network intrusion into a potential payday.
Apr 10, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
FOIA request shows NSA refused to give Hillary Clinton a modified BlackBerry like Obama's, so she used her own even though her staff knew the security risks   —  NSA refused Clinton a secure BlackBerry like Obama, so she used her own  —  Condaleeza Rice had one, but NSA balked at bulk support State wanted, docs show.
Mar 17, 2016, 10:10 PMIn context

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