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NCC Group admits its training data was leaked online after folders full of Crest pentest certification exam notes posted to Github

Tue, 11/08/2020 - 15:58
'Inhouse crt rigs to solve... book before ur exam' as firm claims 'some' of the content wasn't theirs

Exclusive  British infosec biz NCC Group has admitted to The Register that its internal training data was leaked on Github after folders purporting to help people pass the Crest pentest certification exams appeared online.…

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Police face-recog tech use in Welsh capital of Cardiff was unlawful – Court of Appeal

Tue, 11/08/2020 - 12:53
Judges went out of their way not to set a nationwide precedent, though

In a shock ruling today, the UK Court of Appeal has declared that South Wales Police broke the law with an indiscriminate deployment of automated facial-recognition technology in Cardiff city centre.…

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China now blocking TLS 1.3 with ESNI enabled, say Great-Firewall-watchers

Tue, 11/08/2020 - 06:53
And needs a very blunt instrument to do the job, because the protocol works as planned

China is now blocking encrypted HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 with ESNI enabled, according to observers at the Great Firewall Report (GFR).…

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Peer-to-peer takes on a whole new meaning when used to spy on 3.7 million or more cameras, other IoT gear

Mon, 10/08/2020 - 22:28
In-depth dive into protocols exposing countless gadgets to miscreants

DEF CON  More than 3.7 million. That's the latest number of surveillance cameras, baby monitors, doorbells with webcams, and other internet-connected devices found left open to hijackers via two insecure communications protocols globally, we're told.…

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Brit bank Barclays probed amid claims bosses used high-tech to spy on staff, measure productivity

Mon, 10/08/2020 - 20:06
Now that's a stretch: 'Work Yoga' memo tells folks to ignore calls, emails to 'stay in the zone'

The British offices of Barclays Bank are under investigation over allegations that managers spied upon their own staff as part of a workplace productivity improvement drive.…

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Pen Test Partners: Boeing 747s receive critical software updates over 3.5" floppy disks

Mon, 10/08/2020 - 15:01
Industry binning old aircraft is an opportunity for aviation infosec

DEF CON  Boeing 747-400s still use floppy disks for loading critical navigation databases, Pen Test Partners has revealed to the infosec community after poking about one of the recently abandoned aircraft.…

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Pay ransomware crooks, or restore the network? Guess which way this city chose after weighing up the costs

Mon, 10/08/2020 - 11:04
Plus: Sec wizard shows another way to pwn Mac users

In brief  A city in Colorado, USA, has swallowed its pride and paid off a malware gang after deciding the cost of a network nuke-and-pave was too high.…

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