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Not all Threats are Cyber Part Two

Last week, I mentioned the assassination of a Chinese shipping executive who was killed in his car while parked near an upscale market in Karachi,...

Posted on March 08, 2018
Mar 08

Not all Threats are Cyber Part Two

Last week, I mentioned the assassination of a Chinese shipping executive who was killed in his car while parked near an upscale market in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Mar 05

EvilOSX

On February 14th, 2018, a new variant of an OS X RAT called “EvilOSX” has appeared on Github.

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Feb 28

Not all Threats are Cyber

On the 7th of February, I read a news article with great interest. The article was about a Chinese shipping executive who was gunned down and murdered in Karachi, Pakistan. His car was “riddled with bullets,” yet a passenger was unharmed.

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Feb 26

The Skiddies are Playing Dress-up

Script kiddies (Skiddies) are often the butt of many jokes from both security professionals and seasoned hackers alike, but they may have finally found a way to become a real threat.  Not necessarily an information security risk, like traditional hackers, but a financial risk. 

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Feb 23

Revisiting Meltdown and Spectre, Are the Updates Safe?

On January 3rd, 2018 the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities were made public and meltdownattack.com was created to have a centralized place to publish the research papers and answer common questions.

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Feb 21

Social Media: The Overlooked Critical Infrastructure of Chinese Manufacturing

It is no doubt that social media has a hold on people around the world, but it has an especially mesmerizing effect on the factory workers of China’s migrant manufacturing towns. 

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Feb 06

Critical Vulnerability Found in Grammarly Spell Checker

Researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability in the Google Chrome and Firefox browser extension for the grammar checking software Grammarly. 

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Feb 06

Fake Online FBI Scam

A new cyberattack is impersonating the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center and trying to scam personal data from victims or download malicious files.

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Feb 01

Massive Botnet Turns Windows Machines into Miners

Researchers have discovered a massive botnet that has taken over half a million Windows devices and turned them into cryptocurrency miners.

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Feb 01

Netflix Being Phished Again

News reports came from New Zealand yesterday, and from US news agencies this morning warning of another email campaign targeting Netflix.

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