Linked – At Black Hat, mental health is new focus for cybersecurity workers
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Linked – At Black Hat, mental health is new focus for cybersecurity workers

Good!!! “At this week’s Black Hat cybersecurity conference, panels about hacking automobiles and airplane WiFi are being interspersed with a new focus: mental health.” I don’t work in cybersecurity, but I know people who do, and the long hours and stress many of them have to deal with is off the charts. This has probably…

Linked – Fin7: The Inner Workings of a Billion-Dollar Hacking Group
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Linked – Fin7: The Inner Workings of a Billion-Dollar Hacking Group

This is a fascinating look at a pretty complex and coordinated hacking group, Fin7. They used a lot of the same tools that companies use for project management and remote collaboration, and they specifically targeted the types of employees who would be likely to expect emails from strangers, like this one: “On or around March…

Linked – Has paying the ransom become business as usual?
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Linked – Has paying the ransom become business as usual?

This post is full of bad news like this: Radware released its 2018 Executive Application and Network Security Report. For the first time in the survey’s five-year history, a majority of executives (53%) reported paying a hacker’s ransom following a cyber attack. Ouch. Like most hacking/scam/spam tools, they are usually popular because they work. Ransomware…

Linked – Container ships easy to hack, track, send off course and even sink, security experts say
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Linked – Container ships easy to hack, track, send off course and even sink, security experts say

This doesn’t sound good. “Pen Test Partners (PTP), a penetration testing and security services firm, demonstrated a number of methods for hacking into the satcom systems of ships, which can allow bad actors access to shipboard systems and wreak potential havoc for the vessels and the shipping industry.” Hmm, imagine what kind of havoc could…

Linked – Millions falling victim to cell phone hacking
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Linked – Millions falling victim to cell phone hacking

Free WiFi is not a safe place – Siciliano says in his line of work he’s been seeing an increase in hackers prying on people using free Wi-Fi on their smart phones. Because the free Wi-Fi doesn’t encrypt your data, hackers can use a scanning tool to duplicate a person’s device by cloning their IME…

Linked – Watch Out! Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Steal Your Apple ID Password
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Linked – Watch Out! Difficult-to-Detect Phishing Attack Can Steal Your Apple ID Password

This seems simple enough, but can we remember to do this every time, or will this eventually become problematic? In order to protect yourself from such clever phishing attacks, Krause suggested users hit “Home” button when they are displayed such suspicious boxes. If hitting Home button closes both the app, over which it appeared, and…