Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the quasi-interesting fallout from the Ashley Madison hack, the appeals court decision about the Wyndham data breaches, and Charlie Miller leaving Twitter.
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U.S. businesses are losing millions in fraudulent wire transfers that have their root in email compromises of accounts belonging to top executives.
BitTorrent today announced that a patch has been rolled out in the libuTP protocol used by many of its clients, fixing a vulnerability that allows attackers to carry out distributed reflective denial of service attacks.
In the latest installment of a long and winding court case related to multiple data beaches at Wyndham Worldwide several years ago, an appellate court has upheld the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to punish the hotel chain for lax security practices that allegedly led to the breaches.
Facebook announced that its ThreatExchange information-sharing platform is closing in on 100 participants and has streamlined its application process.
Level 3 Communications has discovered a new type of reflection DDoS attack that takes advantage of RPC Portmapper to overwhelm networking services.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the news from Black Hat, car hacking, the Mary Ann Davidson blog post, and the Android security mess.
The OwnStar attack that hacker Samy Kamkar revealed late last month can be used against not only GM vehicles, but cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Chrysler, as well. The attack allows Kamkar to intercept the traffic from nearby mobile phones that have specific apps open that control safety and security features on their vehicles.[…]
Hackers based in Ukraine and Russia allegedly broke into servers belonging to several newswires and passed sensitive information onto an underground trading ring as part of what’s being referred to as an unprecedented new level of insider trading.
At Black Hat, two recent Boston University computer engineering graduates revealed software and hardware hacks against the latest versions of the popular Square Reader.