Browsing Author: Michael Mimoso

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrades Encryption, Application Control

The Lollipop version of Android enhances its use of SE Linux, bringing application enforcement to the kernel level, and turns on device encryption by default.

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Facebook Open Sources Host Monitoring Tool, Increases Internet Defense Prize

Facebook announced that it has released a host monitoring tool it developed to open source, and that it will increase its Internet Defense Prize payouts to $300,000 in 2015.

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BlackEnergy Malware Used in Attacks Against Industrial Control Systems

Attackers are using BlackEnergy malware to attack HMI software running inside industrial control systems, according to an advisory from ICS-CERT.

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Four Distinct Watering Hole Attacks Dropping ScanBox Keylogger

PwC has published research on four watering hole attacks likely carried out by different attackers, all connected by the ScanBox JavaScript-based reconnaissance tool.

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Russian APT28 Group Linked to NATO, Political Attacks

APT28, a Russian hacking group, has been tied to attacks against the country of Georgia, Eastern European political and military organizations, and NATO, a report from FireEye said.

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Samsung Rebuffs Criticism of Knox Crypto, Password Management

Samsung has answered a researcher’s critique of alleged encryption and password weaknesses in early version of its Knox technology on Galaxy and Note devices.

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NAT-PMP Protocol Vulnerability Puts 1.2 Million SOHO Routers At Risk

More than 1 million SOHO routers and embedded devices are vulnerable to a serious vulnerability in the NAT-PMP protocol that enables traffic hijacking and denial of service attacks.

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