IT Security Weekend Catch Up – August 10, 2018

Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

For the less technical

  1. Fraudster helped police crack eastern suburbs drug syndicate
  2. Fake hitman site used in alleged murder-for-hire plot
  3. Hiding Russian money was easy
  4. Russian troll factory suspected to be behind the attack against Italian president
  5. Anonymous vs. QAnon: Hackers pledge to take down pro-Trump conspiracy
  6. New tool enables detection of Twitter bots at scale + additional information
  7. Honeytrap spy stole secrets of new RAF jet
  8. TSMC details impact of computer virus incident + more information
  9. Florida man arrested in SIM swap conspiracy
  10. Huawei in British spotlight over use of U.S. firm’s software
  11. Cramming software with thousands of fake bugs could make it more secure
  12. Google hacker asks Tim Cook to donate $2.45 million in unpaid iPhone bug bounties
  13. Avast pulls the latest version of CCleaner following privacy controversy
  14. Facebook recently started asking banks for your financial data

For the more technical

  1. Fin7 and the Perfect Phish
  2. DarkHydrus uses phishery to harvest credentials in the Middle East
  3. Tech support scam integrates call optimization service
  4. Online stock trading has serious security holes
  5. Piping botnet – turning green technology into a water disaster (PDF)
  6. New attack on WPA/WPA2 using PMKID
  7. Cracking WPA-2 just got a whole lot easier
  8. Screaming Channels: When electromagnetic side channels meet radio transceivers
  9. How I gained commit access to Homebrew in 30 minutes
  10. Why the Reddit incident shouldn’t cause InfoSec to throw SMS authentication under the bus
  11. Audit of Tangem’s smartcard wallet code
  12. Malware targeting Bitcoin ATMs pops up in the underground
  13. Bokbot: The (re)birth of a banker
  14. Ramnit’s network of proxy servers
  15. Understanding Triton and the missing final stage of the attack
  16. Exploit kits: summer 2018 review
  17. Ransomware as a service Princess Evolution looking for affiliates
  18. FakesApp: A vulnerability in WhatsApp
  19. Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC STEP 7 and SIMATIC WinCC (PDF)
  20. A new pacemaker hack puts malware directly on the device + more information
  21. Hacking a brand new Mac remotely, right out of the box
  22. Linux kernel bug: TCP flaw lets remote attackers stall devices with tiny DoS attack
  23. Hacker finds hidden ‘god mode’ on old x86 CPUs
  24. Crowdfense launches platform to source new zero-day vulnerabilities for sale
  25. Nominees & winners of the 2018 Pwnie Awards
  26. Microsoft’s Top 100 Security Researchers – Black Hat 2018 Edition
  27. CODE BLUE CTF 2018 Quals write-up
  28. Snapchat source code leaked and posted to GitHub
  29. Windows 10 Enterprise getting “InPrivate Desktop” sandboxed execution feature
  30. Android Pie lockdown option: a match for iOS SOS mode?
  31. Android Security Bulletin – August 2018

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