How to harden Windows 10 workstations and servers: Disable SMB v1

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Server Message Block (SMB) is a foundational service that has been used for many years. This internet standard protocol enables Windows to share files, printers and serial ports. SMB is used over the internet on top of the TCP/IP protocol. SMB v1 has been in use since Windows 95, and in 2019, it’s still often […]

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Phone cloner gets 65 months in jail

Posted on January 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury A US court has sentenced a man to over five years for his part in a massive telecommunications fraud involving stolen cellphone accounts and reprogrammed phones. After pleading guilty last November, 54-year-old Braulio De la Cruz Vasquez received a 65-month sentence this week for participating in a scheme that used stolen cellphone […]

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Apple kicks Facebook’s snoopy Research app out of the App Store

Posted on January 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Lisa Vaas For three years, Facebook has been secretly paying volunteers – including teens – to install a virtual private network (VPN) app called Facebook Research that plants a root certificate on their phones, according to Tech Crunch. That certificate gets the company “nearly limitless access” to the device, TechCrunch reports. It’s unclear exactly […]

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OSCP cheating allegations a reminder to verify hacking skills when hiring

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Few infosec certifications have developed the prestige in recent years of the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), an entry-level penetration testing certification with a reputation for being one of the most difficult out there.  Run by Offensive Security (OffSec), the makers of Kali Linux, whose motto is “Try harder,” the OSCP features a grueling 24-hour […]

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