According to Darkreading (found HERE), more than 50 Sheraton, Westin, other hotel chains in North America affected by a data breach. The letter from Starwoods can be found HERE. I put the top part of it in the image above.
Networkworld wrote a interesting article on how Cisco is opening their development kimono and letting customers view how things are coded. The goal is to be more transparent about how things such as proving Cisco isn’t hiding NSA back doors in its technology. The original article can be found HERE.
Cisco’s suppliers have stronger security requirements, and customers will soon be able to inspect products before buying
Cisco is working to build the confidence of prospective customers in its products, two years after disclosures of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency seeded doubt, particularly in China. Continue reading
Wired posted a very interesting article about how a startup named Zerodium did something unusual … they posted their zero day exploit catalog. Isn’t that the third or forth rule of fight club??? First you don’t talk about fight club and then you don’t publish what exploits you have publicly? Now selling exploits is public business? This can’t be good. You can find the wired article HERE.
THE TRADE IN the secret hacker techniques known as “zero day exploits” has long taken place in the dark, hidden from the companies whose software those exploits target, and from the privacy advocates who revile the practice. But one zero-day broker is taking the market for these hacking techniques into the open, complete with a full price list. Continue reading
If you are in the IT industry, most likely you will need to keep up with technology by obtaining a certification, attending a product training, attending a boot camp or a combination of these. I’ve gone through many different programs and have a few lessons learned that could help you with your future education planning. Continue reading
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Cisco Talos wrote a interested post about domain research HERE.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “If you’re ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you’re ready for any emergency.” While events haven’t yet risen to the level of “zombie apocalypse”, computer attackers are continuing to use their voodoo to zombify Internet domains, and repurpose them for their own heinous crimes.
Take, for example, the case of the domain “gfmqatar.com”. According to whois records, this domain was created on October 16, 2014. Within a couple weeks of the date it was registered, a spear-phisher had compromised this domain; by Halloween 2014, this domain’s DNS server was serving phishing content aimed at impersonating Google. Continue reading
Theguardian.com posted about how Anonymous plans to release a bunch of KKK members. The original post can be found HERE.
The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation against the white supremacist group in the US.
The names were obtained after Anonymous gained access to a Klan twitter account, according to a tweet from the Operation KKK, as Anonymous have named the anti-Klan operation. Continue reading