Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the security news of the past week, including the proposed changes to the CFAA, David Cameron’s encryption comments, the NSA’s quasi-apology regarding Dual EC and the Microsoft-Google disclosure feud.
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Google Project Zero has disclosed a pair of unpatched Windows vulnerabilities after the expiration of its 90-day deadline. Microsoft said it will patch one bug in February, and both sides agree the second does not merit a security bulletin.
In a new article in an academic math journal, the NSA’s former director of research says that the agency’s decision not to withdraw its support of the Dual EC_DRBG random number generator after security researchers found weaknesses in it and questioned its provenance was a “regrettable” choice. Michael Wertheimer, the former director of researcher at[…]
Microsoft issued eight Patch Tuesday security bulletins, including a fix for a vulnerability disclosed by Google and another under active attack.
Hardware hacker and security researcher Samy Kamkar has released a slick new device that masquerades as a typical USB wall charger but in fact houses a keylogger capable of recording keystrokes from nearby wireless keyboards.
Microsoft called Google out over the weekend for publicly disclosing the details of a Windows privilege elevation vulnerability just a week before the company’s patch Tuesday release.
Microsoft pulled the plug on its Advanced Notification Service (ANS), offering it going forward only to paying Premier customers.
Security researchers are tracking a new version of the Emomet malware that is targeting users’ banking credentials and also has the ability to steal email usernames and passwords, which are then used to send spam from compromised accounts. The new variant of Emomet has mostly been seen targeting users in Germany, but researchers at Microsoft[…]
Some Skype users have reported seeing malicious ads inside their Skype clients in recent days that lead to a site that tries to download a fake Adobe or Java update.
Microsoft is warning of a significant uptick in threats tricking users to enable macros and then infecting them with malicious macros files.