Nine Charged in Alleged SIM Swapping Ring — Krebs on Security

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Eight Americans and an Irishman have been charged with wire fraud this week for allegedly hijacking mobile phones through SIM-swapping, a form of fraud in which scammers bribe or trick employees at mobile phone stores into seizing control of the target’s phone number and diverting all texts and phone calls to the attacker’s mobile device. […]

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Hackers Breach Stack Overflow Q&A Site, Some Users’ Data Exposed

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Note: We have updated this story to reflect new information after Stack Overflow changed its original announcement and shared more details on the security incident. Stack Overflow, one of the largest question and answer site for programmers, revealed today that unknown hackers managed to exploit a bug in its development tier and then almost a […]

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The Concept of “Return on Data”

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This law review article by Noam Kolt, titled “Return on Data,” proposes an interesting new way of thinking of privacy law. Abstract: Consumers routinely supply personal data to technology companies in exchange for services. Yet, the relationship between the utility (U) consumers gain and the data (D) they supply — “return on data” (ROD) — […]

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Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys — Krebs on Security

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google’s various services. The company announced that all phones running Android 7.0 and higher can now be used as Security Keys, an additional authentication layer that helps thwart phishing sites and password theft. As first disclosed by […]

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Friday Squid Blogging: Detecting Illegal Squid Fishing with Satellite Imagery

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Interesting. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here. Tags: squid Go to Source Author: Bruce Schneier

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Julian Assange arrested: Hero of transparency and privacy, or villain against nations?

Posted on April 11th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

We all saw the news this morning that Julian Assange was finally nabbed. The headline: “Police arrest Julian Assange at Ecuadorian Embassy in London.” Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno stated, “Assange violated the norm of not intervening in the affairs of other states.” In July 2016, WikiLeaks published nearly 20,000 emails from Democratic National Committee staffers […]

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CSO50 2019: Seeding security in the cloud

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Welcome to this special digital edition of CSO, featuring winners of our annual CSO50 awards. In these pages, you’ll learn how award-winning organizations are rising to the cloud security challenge and finding new ways to protect data and assets, the value of digital trust and how to earn it, the most pressing mobile security threats, […]

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Hacking Instagram to Get Free Meals in Exchange for Positive Reviews

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This is a fascinating hack: In today’s digital age, a large Instagram audience is considered a valuable currency. I had also heard through the grapevine that I could monetize a large following — or in my desired case — use it to have my meals paid for. So I did just that. I created an […]

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Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

What could be worse than this, if the software that’s meant to protect your devices leave backdoors open for hackers or turn into malware?Researchers today revealed that a security app that comes pre-installed on more than 150 million devices manufactured by Xiaomi, China’s biggest and world’s 4th largest smartphone company, was suffering from multiple issues […]

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Friday Squid Blogging: Fried Squid Recipe

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This is an easy fried squid recipe with saffron and agrodolce. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here. Tags: squid Go to Source Author: Bruce Schneier

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