"SandJacking" Attack Allows Hackers to Install Evil iOS Apps

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Up to a dozen banks are reportedly investigating potential SWIFT breaches

More banks have reportedly launched investigations into potential security breaches on their networks after hackers stole US$81 million from the Bangladesh central bank earlier this year through rogue SWIFT transfers. Security firm FireEye, which was hired to investigate the Bangladesh bank attack, was also called in to look for possible compromises at up to 12 […] more…

Euro agencies on encryption backdoors: Create ‘decryption without weakening’

The two major international security agencies in Europe agree that building backdoors into encryption platforms is not the best way to secure systems because of the collateral damage it would do to privacy and the security of communications. “While this would give investigators lawful access in the event of serious crimes or terrorist threats, it […] more…

Tor takes on the question, “What if one of us is using loaded dice?”

Randomness is vital to cryptography, and cryptography is vital to Tor. But what if you can’t see the other Tor nodes rolling their dice? more…

An Occam’s Razor for Security, Part 2

“Defense is attack, attack is defense, each being the cause and result of the other.” — read more more…

PCI for SMB: Requirement 1- Install and Maintain a Firewall

If you have an ecommerce website, allowing you to accept credit cards on your site, PCI compliance should not be a new concept or term. PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard) is a standard that was established in a collaborative process between the major credit issuers – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and… […] more…

Senators want warrant protections for US email stored overseas

A new bill in Congress would require U.S. law enforcement agencies to obtain court-ordered warrants before demanding the emails of the country’s residents when they are stored overseas. The International Communications Privacy Act, introduced Wednesday by three senators, would close a loophole that allows law enforcement agencies to request emails and other electronic documents without warrants.  […] more…

Celebrity hacker Guccifer’s confession gives us all a lesson in security

The activity of Romanian hacker Guccifer, who has admitted to compromising almost 100 email and social media accounts belonging to U.S. government officials, politicians and other high-profile individuals, is the latest proof that humans are the weakest link in computer security. Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, is not a hacker in the technical sense of the […] more…

EU Lawmakers See ‘Deficiencies’ in US Data Deal

Brussels – The European Parliament called Thursday on Brussels to pursue talks with Washington to remove “deficiencies” from a deal to curb government spying on the personal Internet data of EU citizens. read more more…

Why you can’t trust things you cut and paste from web pages

Just when you thought it was safe to delve into your clipboard. more…

2016 SecurityWeek CISO Forum to Take Place on June 1-2 at Half Moon Bay

BOSTON, MA – SecurityWeek’s 2016 CISO Forum will take place on June 1-2, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay. read more more…

Resolved: Kerberos replication for Access Accounts and FPS partially delayed

The process is complete and the passwords are now synchronized. more…

PayPal Settles With Texas Over Venmo App Security Claims

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas has entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance agreement with PayPal over alleged privacy and security violations by Venmo, a company acquired by PayPal in 2013. Under this agreement, PayPal will pay $130,000 to the State of Texas, and a further $45,000 to the state Attorney General […] more…

Jennifer Lawrence nude photo thief pleads guilty

This isn’t over yet. Ryan Collins pled guilty to phishing, but he hasn’t been linked to sharing or uploading the stolen images from “celebgate”. more…

Angler EK Malvertising Campaign Abuses Recent Flash Zero-Day

A recently patched Adobe Flash Player vulnerability is being abused in a new malvertising campaign that redirects users to the Angler exploit kit (EK), Malwarebytes researchers warn. read more more…

Kerberos replication for Access Accounts and FPS partially delayed

Kerberos replication for Access Accounts and FPS partially delayed Since 5:07 am this morning, when work was done for alert-4105, replication has stopped for one of the kerberos backend systems for Access Accounts and one of the kerberos backend systems for FPS. ITS will be applying correction shortly. Password changes since this morning may be […] more…

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