IT Security Weekend Catch Up – January 4, 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. Malware attack disrupts delivery of L.A. Times and Tribune papers across the U.S.
  2. Dublin’s tram service website taken offline after being held to ransom
  3. Data of 2.4 million Blur password manager users left exposed online
  4. ‘Town of Salem’ game suffers data breach exposing 7.6 million user details
  5. Suspect’s Twitter messages played role in NSA hacking-tools leak probe
  6. Hackers threaten to dump insurance files related to 9/11 attacks + more information

For the more technical

  1. Passive Google Dork – automate Google Hacking Database scraping
  2. Defeating the latest version of reCAPTCHA with 91% accuracy
  3. Dragon Sector wins CTFtime season 2018
  4. Top 10 bug bounty payouts of 2018
  5. RCE on the Marvell Avanstar Wifi chip SoC used in Playstations, Xbox and more
  6. The elite Intel team still fighting Meltdown and Spectre
  7. Adobe Acrobat and Reader security updates released for critical bugs
  8. Can’t unlock an Android phone? No problem, just take a Skype call
  9. Abusing Amazon Look Inside feature to leak unreleased content
  10. OWASP Top 10 Internet of Things 2018
  11. The new landscape of pre-installed mobile malware: malicious code within
  12. [VIDEO] 35C3 Refreshing Memories – materials
  13. Malicious script leaking data via FTP
  14. New phishing tactic uses custom web fonts to prevent detection
  15. USB-IF launches USB Type-C Authentication Program

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