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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
US Secret Service memo warns that card thieves are avoiding detection while carrying multiple counterfeit cards by relying on the Fuze smart card   —  Street thieves who specialize in cashing out stolen credit and debit cards increasingly are hedging their chances of getting caught carrying …
Jan 10, 2019, 9:45 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
A review of websites of the global top 100 companies by market value finds only 5% have listed a CISO or a CSO in their executive leadership pages   —  Virtually all companies like to say they take their customers' privacy and security seriously, make it a top priority, blah blah.
Dec 22, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
PhishLabs report: in Q3 2018, 49% of phishing sites displayed the padlock security icon next to the site's domain name in a browser address bar, up 25% YoY   —  Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps.
Nov 26, 2018, 6:50 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
USPS patches API flaw that let anyone with a usps.com account view details of 60M users, over a year after a researcher says he disclosed the vulnerability   —  U.S. Postal Service just fixed a security weakness that allowed anyone who has an account at usps.com to view account details …
Nov 21, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
A detailed look at SIM swapping, a complex form of mobile phone fraud often used to steal cryptocurrency and other items of value   —  KrebsOnSecurity recently had a chance to interview members of the REACT Task Force, a team of law enforcement officers and prosecutors based in Santa Clara …
Nov 10, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Secret Service warns via internal alert that Informed Delivery, USPS's service to view scans of incoming mail, is being used to commit identity theft and fraud   —  A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) …
Nov 9, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Why it is basically impossible to secure supply chains from attacks like the alleged Chinese embedded chip hack, and how we can mitigate the consequences   —  From time to time, there emerge cybersecurity stories of such potential impact that they have the effect of making …
Oct 8, 2018, 6:55 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
GovPayNow.com, used by ~2,300 US government agencies for online payments, has exposed 14M+ customer records dating back to 2012, says issue has now been fixed   —  Government Payment Service Inc. — a company used by thousands of U.S. state and local governments to accept online payments …
Sep 17, 2018, 8:45 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Four major US carriers detail “Project Verify” for letting web sites authenticate users via data unique to a customer's phone and mobile subscriber account   —  The four major U.S. wireless carriers today detailed a new initiative that may soon let Web sites eschew passwords …
Sep 13, 2018, 12:40 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
For second time in three years, shady mobile spyware company mSpy leaks millions of sensitive records including passwords, call logs, texts, contacts, and notes   —  mSpy, the makers of a software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than a million paying customers spy on the mobile devices …
Sep 4, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context

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