IT Security Weekend Catch Up – January 14, 2019

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. OUCH! newsletter: Search yourself online (PDF)
  2. Anonymized data doesn’t stay anonymous, says MIT study
  3. Singapore Airlines ‘glitch’ exposes personal data on 285 frequent flyers
  4. How cartographers for the U.S. Military inadvertently created a house of horrors in South Africa
  5. Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it
  6. German police seek help in finding parcel bomber with MAC address
  7. Wife of one of Norway’s richest likely kidnapped for crypto ransom
  8. Hamas says botched Israeli Gaza raid aimed to bug communications
  9. DEA agent linked to Colombian money laundering scheme, prosecutors say
  10. The sounds that haunted U.S. diplomats in Cuba? Lovelorn crickets, scientists say
  11. Facebook-executive swatting sends significant police response to his home
  12. Facebook knows how to track you using the dust on your camera lens
  13. I gave a bounty hunter $300. Then he located our phone
  14. Zerodium offers to buy zero-day exploits at higher prices than ever
  15. Secret Service: Theft rings turn to Fuze Cards

For the more technical

  1. Page cache attacks (PDF)
  2. PHA family highlights: Zen and its cousins
  3. Adware disguised as game, TV, remote control apps infect 9 million Google Play users
  4. A Zebrocy Go downloader
  5. Android Security Bulletin – January 2019
  6. The January 2019 security update review
  7. Your Exchange server can be pwned by an email (and other bugs need fixing)
  8. Windows DHCP client remote code execution vulnerability
  9. System Down: A systemd-journald exploit
  10. XSS in Steam react chat client
  11. A DNS hijacking wave is targeting companies at an almost unprecedented scale
  12. Think you are just watching a video? Think again!
  13. Report into the cyber attack on Singapore Health Services Private Limited Patient Database
  14. Tracking the Hide and Seek Botnet
  15. Another Ethereum hard fork turns out to be a scam
  16. Ethereum Classic (ETC) is currently being 51% attacked
  17. Ryuk ransomware attacks businesses over the holidays
  18. SiliVaccine: Inside North Korea’s anti-virus
  19. Security nuances of AWS Glue, CodeBuild and S3 services
  20. NSA to open source its reverse engineering tool + more information
  21. Metasploit Framework 5.0 released
  22. Mathematicians seal back door to breaking RSA encryption
  23. Security researcher cracks Google’s Widevine DRM
  24. A YubiKey for iOS Will soon free your iPhone from passwords
  25. New year, new GitHub: Announcing unlimited free private repos and unified Enterprise offering

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