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MacOS High Sierra Users: Change Root Password Now
28th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A newly-discovered flaw in macOS High Sierra -- Apples latest iteration of its operating system -- allows anyone with local (and, apparently in some cases, remote) access to the machine to log in as the all-powerful "root" user without...
Who Was The NSA Contractor Arrested For Leaking The ‘Shadow Brokers’ Hacking Tools?
27th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In August 2016, a mysterious entity calling itself "The Shadow Brokers" began releasing the first of several troves of classified documents and hacking tools purportedly stolen from "The Equation Group," a highly advanced threat actor...
Name+DOB+SSN=FAFSA Data Gold Mine
24th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
KrebsOnSecurity has sought to call attention to online services which expose sensitive consumer data if the user knows a handful of static details about a person that are broadly for sale in the cybercrime underground, such as name, date...
Correcting The Record On VDOS Prosecutions
21st Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
KrebsOnSecurity recently featured a story about a New Mexico man who stands accused of using the now-defunct vDOS attack-for-hire service to hobble the Web sites of several former employers. That piece stated that I wasnt aware of any other...
Fund Targets Victims Scammed Via Western Union
20th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
If you, a friend or loved one lost money in a scam involving Western Union, some or all of those funds may be recoverable thanks to a more than half-billion dollar program set up by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
R.I.P. Root9B, We Hardly Knew Ya!
15th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
root9B, a company that many in the security industry considered little more than a big-name startup aimed at cashing in on the stock markets insatiable appetite for cybersecurity firms, surprised no one this week when it announced it was...
Adobe, Microsoft Patch Critical Cracks
14th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Its Nov. 14 -- the second Tuesday of the month (a.k.a. "Patch Tuesday) -- and Adobe and Microsoft have issued gobs of security updates for their software. Microsofts 11 patch bundles fix more than four-dozen security holes in various Windows...
How To Opt Out Of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History
13th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A KrebsOnSecurity series on how easy big-three credit bureau Equifax makes it to get detailed salary history data on tens of millions of Americans apparently inspired a deeper dive on the subject by Fast Company, which examined how this...
Hack Of Attack-for-Hire Service VDOS Snares New Mexico Man
10th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A New Mexico man is facing federal hacking charges for allegedly using the now defunct attack-for-hire service vDOS to launch damaging digital assaults aimed at knocking his former employers Web site offline. Prosecutors were able to bring...
DDoS-for-Hire Service Launches Mobile App
9th Nov 2017 [7 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
In May 2013 KrebsOnSecurity wrote about Ragebooter, a service that paying customers can use to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks capable of knocking individuals and Web sites offline. The owner of Ragebooter subsequently...
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