As in prior years, we would like to use a theme for our October diaries, in order to participate ...(more)...
Reader Ronnie provided us today a packet capture with a very interesting situation:
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Guy Bruneau Web Scan looking for /info/whitelist.pac, (Fri, Sep 19th) Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:37:03 GMT Nathan reported today that he has been seeing a new trend of web scanning against his webservers ...(more)...
Nathan reported today that he has been seeing a new trend of web scanning against his webservers ...(more)...
----------- Guy Bruneau New Research Refines Security Vulnerability Metrics Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:23:10 +0000
Research from the University of Maryland proposes new security metrics that can help enterprises understand risks to their products and prioritize patching and vulnerability management.
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Evolution’s popularity has been driven not only by a more secure and professional operation than its competitors, but also by a more amoral approach to the cryptomarket than the strict libertarian ethos the Silk Road preached.
The post The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug Market appeared first on WIRED.
A reminder to iPhone owners cheering Apple’s latest privacy win: Just because Apple will no longer help police to turn your smartphone inside out doesn’t mean it can prevent the cops from vivisecting the device on their own. On Wednesday evening Apple made news with a strongly-worded statement about how it protects users’ data from […]
The post Despite Apple’s Privacy Pledge, Cops Can Still Pull Data Off a Locked iPhone appeared first on WIRED.
The best hope of shielding your metadata from the NSA was invented by a middle-school dropout in his spare time.
The post Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying appeared first on WIRED.
Apple’s reality distortion field makes for epic product launches. But it doesn’t keep sext-snatching hackers out of your iCloud account. As the glow of Apple’s new iPhones and watch announcements fades, the company has yet to fix the security issues that resulted in a highly public violation of its users’ privacy: the leak of dozens […]
The post Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful Security appeared first on WIRED.
A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 after the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply and a court ruled that Yahoo’s arguments for resisting had no merit. The detail of […]
The post Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM appeared first on WIRED.
When the FBI tore down the billion-dollar drugs-and-contraband website Silk Road last October, its death made room for a new generation of black-market bazaars—many with better defenses against the Feds. Nearly a year later, more drugs are sold online than when the Silk Road ruled the dark web, according to a study by the Digital Citizens Alliance. Here's how the world of anonymous ecommerce has mutated and evolved.
The post How Online Black Markets Have Evolved Since Silk Road’s Downfall appeared first on WIRED.
With hackers stealing credit and debit card numbers with seeming impunity, it might seem like there's nothing the average consumer can do to protect themselves. But with a couple of precautions, you can dramatically reduce hassle and expense of a bank card breach. Though you can't guard against every scenario, a little op sec goes a long way.
If you saw Kate Upton or Jennifer Lawrence naked last week, there’s a good chance you saw them on the social news site Reddit. The self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet” was one of the main outlets linking to the celebrity nude photographs hacked from Apple’s iCloud accounts and leaked across the web. Over the […]
The post Hacked Celeb Pics Made Reddit Enough Cash to Run Its Servers for a Month appeared first on WIRED.
To hear the FBI tell it, tracking down the secret server behind the billion-dollar drug market known as the Silk Road was as easy as knocking on a door. The bureau’s latest court filing in the case describes how the hidden site accidentally revealed its location to anyone who visited its login page, thanks to […]
The post FBI’s Story of Finding Silk Road’s Server Sounds a Lot Like Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
The prosecuting attorneys in Ulbricht's case argue, means that no illegal spying techniques were needed to pinpoint the world's largest anonymous bazaar for narcotics. In fact, they write, the evidence revealing its physical location was left in plain sight.
The post The FBI Finally Says How It ‘Legally’ Pinpointed Silk Road’s Server appeared first on WIRED.