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It takes intuition and skill to find hidden evidence and hunt for elusive threats

The Register - Tue, 27/07/2021 - 08:28
Try the SANS DFIR-ence in Berlin this October

Promo  Whether it’s hunting for threats, tracking down security breaches, or gathering evidence, intuition helps though a thorough grounding in the latest techniques and tools for the platform in question is essential.…

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SSD belonging to Euro-cloud Scaleway was stolen from back of a truck, then turned up on YouTube

The Register - Tue, 27/07/2021 - 04:58
Has since been recovered, and Scaleway now ships disks with GPS trackers

It sounds like a "dog ate my homework" excuse for the cloud age, but Euro-cloud Scaleway says one of its solid-state disks was stolen from a truck, turned up in the hands of a YouTuber, and has now made its way back home.…

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Apple patches zero-day vulnerability in iOS, iPadOS, macOS under active attack

The Register - Tue, 27/07/2021 - 01:53
Characteristically mum about details

Apple on Monday patched a zero-day vulnerability in its iOS, iPadOS, and macOS operating systems, only a week after issuing a set of OS updates addressing about three dozen other flaws.…

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You, too, can be a Windows domain controller and do whatever you like, with this one weird WONTFIX trick

The Register - Mon, 26/07/2021 - 21:31
Microsoft offers some mitigations for thwarting PetitPotam attacks

Microsoft completed a vulnerability hat-trick this month as yet another security weakness was uncovered in its operating systems. And this one doesn't even need authentication to work its magic.…

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Somebody is destined for somewhere hot, and definitely not Coventry

The Register - Mon, 26/07/2021 - 08:30
Praise be for Firewalls

Who, Me?  Welcome to Who, Me?, where hallowed ground gets trampled as a reader inadvertently cleans up the collective act of the senior staff.…

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DEF CON offers beginner-level Spot the Fed this year: He'll be on stage giving a keynote

The Register - Mon, 26/07/2021 - 05:09
Plus: Microsoft responds to another NTLM relay attack technique, and more

In brief  DEF CON's 'Spot the Fed' game is going to be a little easier than usual this year: the head of the US government's Homeland Security is giving a keynote.…

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Hole blasted in Guntrader: UK firearms sales website's CRM database breached, 111,000 users' info spilled online

The Register - Fri, 23/07/2021 - 12:29
One of the worst things that could happen to privacy-focused community

Criminals have hacked into a Gumtree-style website used for buying and selling firearms, making off with a 111,000-entry database containing partial information from a CRM product used by gun shops across the UK.…

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Tech support scams subside somewhat, but Millennials and Gen Z think they're bulletproof and suffer

The Register - Fri, 23/07/2021 - 08:54
Microsoft study says India is most susceptible, other studies suggest the USA cops it most

Tech support scam attempts dropped in frequency over the past two years, but remain a threat. And Millennials and Gen Z – not Boomers – fall prey most frequently, according to Microsoft in its 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report, released Thursday.…

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BT tries to crack cyber crime, grabs stake in Safe Security

The Register - Fri, 23/07/2021 - 06:56
Spends £££ on Silicon Valley cyber risk management firm

BT is looking to cash in on ever-growing global concerns over digital crime, and has confirmed making a multi million pound investment in US-based cyber risk management firm Safe Security.…

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Kaseya obtains REvil decryptor, starts sharing it with afflicted customers

The Register - Fri, 23/07/2021 - 03:15
Users sent two further updates – one fixing an issue that prevented installation of antivirus software

Software-for-services providers business Kaseya has obtained a "universal decryptor key" for the REvil ransomware and is delivering it to clients.…

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Never mind the trolls, Discord hosts 'significant volumes of malware' in its CDN

The Register - Fri, 23/07/2021 - 02:32
Biz insists it's trying as hard as possible to scrub clean its IRC-for-the-2020s

Sophos on Thursday warned that internet instant-chat service Discord is becoming an increasingly popular malware distribution channel.…

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Cyber-attacks really ramp up after Halloween – so why not start preparing now?

The Register - Thu, 22/07/2021 - 23:09
Learn tricks of the trade at SANS Singapore 2021 – and treat yourself to a discount

Promo  Whisper it softly, but we’re fast forwarding through the second half of 2021, which means the holiday shopping season – and accompanying hacking season – is not far behind.…

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Microsoft has a workaround for 'HiveNightmare' flaw: Nuke your shadow copies from orbit

The Register - Thu, 22/07/2021 - 19:27
It's the only way to be sure

After setting the "days since a security cock-up" counter back to zero, Microsoft has published an official workaround for its Access Control Lists (ACLs) vulnerability (CVE-2021-36934).…

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Securing the cloud while Windows burns: Microsoft pops CloudKnox in trolley

The Register - Thu, 22/07/2021 - 18:01
At least Redmond is taking some security seriously

Microsoft has snapped up cloud security outfit CloudKnox while researchers continue to poke holes in its down-to-earth Windows operating system.…

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Respect in Security initiative aims to build reporting lines for infosec bods suffering harassment at work, conferences and online

The Register - Thu, 22/07/2021 - 16:30
Some of the stuff going on in the industry is completely out of order

A new initiative aims to make it easier to report personal abuse and harassment within the information security industry – without the involvement of social media mobs.…

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Thales launches payment card with onboard fingerprint scanner

The Register - Thu, 22/07/2021 - 09:30
Would you like to pay with a poke?

Thales has announced what it claims is the "world's first" payment card to include an onboard fingerprint sensor, promising improved security and usability – and an end to contactless payment limits.…

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China pushes back against Exchange attack sponsorship claims

The Register - Thu, 22/07/2021 - 08:00
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson says 53 per cent of cyber attacks on China come from the US

China has very firmly pushed back against the accusation it paid contractors to attack Microsoft's Exchange Server.…

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NSO Group 'will no longer be responding to inquiries' about misuse of its software

The Register - Thu, 22/07/2021 - 05:09
Denies everything, as governments open probes into the company and its wares

The NSO Group, a purveyor of spyware it hopes governments and law enforcement bodies will use to fight terrorism, has announced it will not answer any further questions about allegations raised by Amnesty International and Forbidden Stories that its products have been widely misused.…

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US senators warn China's Digital Yuan could compromise Olympic athletes

The Register - Thu, 22/07/2021 - 03:48
Meanwhile, Tokyo games ticket holder data leaks, and those affected can't even use their seats

Three US senators have written to their nation's Olympic Committee with a request that it "forbid American athletes from receiving or using Digital Yuan during the Beijing Olympics" – a reference to the Winter Games scheduled to commence on February 4th, 2022.…

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Spanish cops cuff Brit bloke accused of playing role in 2020 celeb Twitter hijacking

The Register - Wed, 21/07/2021 - 21:54
'PlugWalkJoe' also said to have meddled with TikTok, SnapChat

The Spanish National Police have, at the request of America, arrested UK citizen Joseph O’Connor in Estepona, Spain, in connection with the July 2020 takeover of more than 130 Twitter accounts.…

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