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MongoDB Moves Encryption Out of the Server

MongoDB engineers spent the last two years developing field-level encryption, a scheme that would reduce the damage after a data breach.

Database, MongoDB

Seeking Validation in a Hostile World

The domain control validation process relies on protocols and systems that are susceptible to compromise, so Cloudflare is hoping to fix that with a new service that validates certificates from multiple points.

DNS Security

The League of Entropy Forms to Offer Acts of Public Randomness

Cloudflare and several other members have formed the League of Entropy to offer a quorum of public randomness beacons.

Cryptography

Linux Worm Hits Unpatched Exim Servers

It took only a few days for a Linux worm to start exploiting the vulnerability in the Exim mail transfer agent. Microsoft said some Azure customers have already been affected.

Linux, Malware, Microsoft

New Echobot Malware Adds Exploits, Targets Enterprise Apps

A newly discovered version of the Echobot malware, which is tied to the Mirai botnet, contains eight new exploits and targets enterprise applications as well as consumer devices.

Malware, Botnet

Most DNS Traffic Passes Through Just a Few Name Servers

This is not the decentralized network we were promised. The majority of the world’s DNS transactions pass through authoritative name servers operated by less than 10 organizations, DNS Observatory found.

DNS Security, Internet

Encryption, Privacy in the Internet Trends Report

This is the single most important stat in venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s massive Internet Trends report: 87 percent of Web traffic is now encrypted. Oh, and use of secure messaging apps are on the rise.

Technology, Privacy, Security

Application Attacks Rule the Web

Akamai's State of the Internet security report shows that SQL injection attacks make up more than two-thirds of application layer attacks against organizations.

Application Security

Windows 10 Moves Closer to a Password-less World

No matter what the security zealots say, the password will never fully die. The latest version of Windows 10 is getting closer to the passwordless ideal.

Passwords, Microsoft, Windows, 2 Factor Authentication

Decipher Podcast: Adam O’Donnell

Adam O'Donnell, a longtime security engineer, startup founder, and member of the Cult of the Dead Cow, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the group, its influence, and his career in security.

Podcast

Large BGP Leak Hits European Mobile Carriers

A BGP route leak by a hosting company affected traffic from several European mobile carriers this week.

BGP

GoldBrute Botnet Is Brute-Forcing Windows RDP

A new botnet is scanning the internet and brute-forcing Remote Desktop Protocol connections to compile a list of vulnerable hosts, usernames, and passwords.

Remote Access, Rdp, Botnet

Odd Bug Haunts Exim Mail Agent

The Exim MTA used in many Linux distributions contains a vulnerability that is trivially exploitable locally and can be exploited remotely in some cases.

Vulnerabilities

Sign In With Apple Makes Privacy a Centerpiece

Sign in with Apple is coming in iOS 13, and the company will allow users to share unique, disposable email addresses with apps to help prevent data collection.

Apple, Ios

NSA Joins Chorus Urging Speedy Patching for BlueKeep

The United States NSA urging enterprises and individuals to install the update addressing the BlueKeep vulnerability on Windows systems as soon as possible.

Patch, Microsoft, Vulnerability