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Hardware Security Keys Go Open Source With Solo

The Solo security keys are based on open-source software and hardware designs and work with both desktop and mobile devices for two-factor authentication.

2fa

New California Law Requires Strong Passwords for Internet of Things

Thank you California. Gov. Brown has signed into the law that requires manufacturers to give Internet-connected devices unique passwords and not weak passowords like "admin" by default.

Iot Security, Legislation

Chinese Spies Planted Hardware Backdoors on Servers in Supply Chain Attack

Whether or not Chinese spies actually planted rogue chips into Super Micro servers, this kind of supply chain attack is feasible. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Supply Chain, Hardware, Data Breaches

Russian APTs Turla and Sofacy Sharing Code and Targets

Two Russian-speaking APT teams recently have been seen using shared code and targeting the same organizations.

Apt, Malware

Toward Dynamic Profiling of Adversaries

Creating static profiles of APT groups has limited value as tactics and tools shift constantly. So some researchers are advocating a move to dynamic profiles of adversaries.

Apt

After Account Breach, Attackers Can Use Single Sign-On to Take Over More Accounts

Facebook revoked its session tokens after the massive breach. A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago lay out what attackers could do with those session tokens if they hadn't been reset.

Data Breaches, Sso

New KRACK Attacks Appear

A research team from KU Leuven in Belgium has disclosed new key reinstallation attacks against WiFi networks.

Wifi

Understanding the Defense Department’s New Cyber Strategy

Will adversaries think twice about going after U.S. networks knowing that the Department of Defense now considers offensive tactics as part of its arsenal? Scythe's Bryson Bort and Endgame's Andrea Limbago discuss the shift towards offensive cyber operations and what it means for deterrence.

Federal, Government

Cloudflare Starts Security Focused Domain Registrar

The Cloudflare Registrar will offer organizations wholesale domain pricing and a number of free security and privacy tools.

Privacy

Attackers Take Over 50 Million Accounts in Facebook Breach

Attackers exploited vulnerabilities in Facebook's code to gain access to at least 50 million Facebook user accounts. Those accounts could have been used for information gathering campaigns, as attackers had full access to the user's profile, friends list, and usage history.

Data Breaches, Facebook, Identity Theft

Don’t Skip User Authentication on MDM Even With Apple’s DEP

Duo Labs researchers discovered that Apple was using serial numbers to authenticate devices with its Device Enrollment Program (DEP). If organizations treat DEP as a trust broker and assume DEP-registered devices are trusted, they expose themselves to a variety of risks, including rogue devices receiving internal network configuration settings.

Apple, Labs Research, Duo Labs, Mdm

Researchers Identify New Phishing Tactics on Android Devices

A team of researchers has developed several new phishing techniques that can be used against Android devices, leveraging issues with some password managers.

Phishing, Android

Getting Closer to a Surveillance-Free Internet

Cloudflare has been working with the likes of Google, Mozilla, Fastly and Apple to make it harder for ISPs and other network operators from being able to see what sites users are visiting. Cloudflare has rolled out ESNI on its systems to see how well the experimental technical specification works to hide user activity online.

Internet, Https

Google Chrome Sign-in Change is Surprising. Is It a Deal-Breaker?

The privacy questions raised by Google's recent changes in how Chrome handles user login, but that doesn't necessarily mean the changes are nefarious.

Google, Privacy

Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox Monitor Service for Breach Notifications

The Firefox Monitor service uses data from the Have I Been Pwned database to alert people to compromises.

Data Breaches, Mozilla