IT Security Weekend Catch Up – March 24, 2017

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. Story of journalist impersonification by FBI
  2. Ex-admin used backdoors to spy on emails
  3. American farmers hacking their tractors
  4. Excellent story about the famous Russian cybercriminal Slavik
  5. Hackers threatening to remotely wipe lots of iPhones
  6. Lithuanian con artist scams two US tech giants out of $100 million
  7. Huge money laundering scheme unveiled
  8. Story of a drug dealer OPSEC fail
  9. USA reducing privacy protections

For the more technical

  1. SIEM rooting
  2. PWN2OWN 2017 results
  3. Oracle’s MySQL 5.5 and 5.6 vulnerability
  4. New Mimikatz version
  5. Hundreds of Cisco switch models vulnerable
  6. Battery status as a privacy risk
  7. Windows session hijacking
  8. Sniping cookies with XSS
  9. Stealing Login Nonces
  10. Adium RCE
  11. PoC||GTFO 14
  12. Randomized MAC address analysis
  13. Google Nest vulnerabilities
  14. RCE in Moodle
  15. Analysis of a Trump-related email server
  16. Necurs starts pump-and-dump campaigns
  17. Microsoft Word vulnerabilities
  18. FAME – malware analysis platform
  19. Malicious Office file targeting both Windows and OS X
  20. How network defenders operate
  21. Abusing Android Plugin Frameworks
  22. Google questions Symantec’s SSL certificate issuing process
  23. Symantec’s answer
  24. incident
  25. Targeted attacks against Saudi Arabia
  26. About the connected cars’ security
  27. LastPass security architecture under fire
  28. New Wikileaks documents
  29. Agentless RAT in PowerShell
  30. El Machete threat analysis
  31. Winnti abuses GitHub as C&C
  32. Third party app stores in iOS App Store
  33. RCE in SAP GUI
  34. Malformed RTF files defeat security mechanisms
  35. How much does a DDoS attack cost

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