Two of the most popular adblock extensions discovered to stuff tracking cookies into Chrome and generate revenue for the developers. Wouldn't be surprised if this was also present in the Firefox equivalent extensions #infosec #security #privacy
Windows Defender Antivirus Scans Broken After New Update. Small bump in the road though for an otherwise decent av product #infosec #security
China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border - VICE
Uh oh. Yubico enterprise level keys vulnerable due to less-than-ideal randomness on first power up. #infosec #security
When you get your PC back from customs after shipping it to China 😂 #infosec
2019’s Biggest Global Malware Outbreak (Potentially) https://link.medium.com/i0dU13K6NX
Don't worry. It wasn't the secret recipe for Coca Cola that was stolen! Only a super secret BPA free packaging technology was taken with the intent of ripping off in China.
Australian Federal Parliament targeted in an attack on computer systems. Lots of speculation that it's China. Obviously no published proof yet so no point jumping on the bandwagon yet.
If you wanted to try connect your seal to a 5 GHz network, this isn't the way to do it! 😂😂
So the Kremlin have required that any financial institution operating in Russia provide them with an administrator account. Said account credentials were all stored on a default credential MongoDB account. And here I thought Russia implemented good OpSec https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/02/02/025259/the-kremlins-remote-access-credentials-left-thousands-of-businesses-exposed-for-years?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed
Imagine the CEO of your bank dying and taking all of your hard earned savings with them to the grave. You'd be absolutely livid right? https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/digital-exchange-loses-137-million-as-founder-takes-passwords-to-the-grave/
You know that Azure downtime? Yeah Microsoft fucked up.
An absolutely riveting read about how an ex intelligence analyst found herself working against the US on offensive hacking operations. The read will not disappoint
Hacked Nest camera within family home broadcasting a (luckily) fake message that North Korean ballistic missiles were en route to stateside destinations. Despicable behaviour preying on families. https://gizmodo.com/family-says-hacked-nest-cam-terrorized-them-with-fake-b-1831965253
In my road to learn proper programming, I stumbled upon this great article on the history behind Unicode and its history. Great for newcomers trying to understand character encoding.
Juicy. Shutdown of government could delay court case against FCC’s net neutrality rollback. The FCC claim through lack of funding that their lawyers do not have adequate time to form arguments. However in previous shutdowns cases have still continued! https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/shutdown-could-delay-challenge-of-fccs-net-neutrality-rollback/
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