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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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