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Threats & Defense – The Week’s Best News – 2019.09.23

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cyber Threats & Defense CookieMiner malware targets Macs, steals passwords and SMS messages, mines for cryptocurrency (Graham Cluley, Sep 18 2019) the macOS-based malware can steal browser cookies from users’ Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers. Specifically, cookies associated with

15 Bullet Friday – The Best Security News of the Week – 2019.09.20

The Top 15 Security Posts – Vetted & Curated *Threats & Defense* 1. Malware Linked to Ryuk Targets Financial & Military Data (Dark Reading, Sep 13 2019) A newly discovered campaign, packing traces of Ryuk ransomware, aims to steal confidential information. 2. Intel: SSH-stealing NetCAT bug not really a problem

CISO View – The Week’s Best News – 2019.09.20

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cybersecurity Management & Strategy WannaCry – the worm that just won’t die (Naked Security – Sophos, Sep 18 2019) WannaCry never went away – it just became less obvious. Remember WannaCry? That’s the infamous self-spreading ransomware attack that stormed the

Identity Mgt & Web Fraud – The Week’s Best News – 2019.09.19

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Identity Management & Web Fraud Banks, Arbitrary Password Restrictions and Why They Don’t Matter (Troy Hunt, Sep 17 2019) Allow me to be controversial for a moment: arbitrary password restrictions on banks such as short max lengths and disallowed characters

Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec – The Week’s Best News – 2019.09.18

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec MITRE Releases 2019 List of Top 25 Software Weaknesses (Dark Reading, Sep 17 2019) The list includes the most frequent and critical weaknesses that can lead to serious software vulnerabilities. Leaky database spills data on 20

AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2019.09.17

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security Simjacker silent phone hack could affect a billion users (Naked Security-Sophos, Sep 16 2019) The shadowy world of phone-surveillance-for-hire became a little clearer last week following the discovery of a phone exploit called Simjacker. T-Mobile

Threats & Defense – The Week’s Best News – 2019.09.16

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cyber Threats & Defense Malware Linked to Ryuk Targets Financial & Military Data (Dark Reading, Sep 13 2019) A newly discovered campaign, packing traces of Ryuk ransomware, aims to steal confidential information. Intel: SSH-stealing NetCAT bug not really a problem

15 Bullet Friday – The Best Security News of the Week – 2019.09.13

The Top 15 Security Posts – Vetted & Curated *Threats & Defense* 1. Cyber-security incident at US power grid entity linked to unpatched firewalls (ZDNet, Sep 09 2019) Hackers used a DoS flaw to reboot firewalls at an electric power grid operator for hours. 2. Cisco Releases Guides for Analyzing

CISO View – The Week’s Best News – 2019.09.13

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cybersecurity Management & Strategy New NSA cyber lead says agency must share more info about digital threats (Washington Post, Sep 05 2019) The NSA is the U.S. government’s premier digital spying agency and it has a well-earned reputation for keeping