IT Security Weekend Catch Up – May 26, 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. A kompromat mystery. Collapsing the Austrian government with a video
  2. Kompromat of Solace: The operation to collect kompromat on the FPÖ
  3. Can a new anti-piracy system really defeat cinema “camming”?
  4. Game of Thrones piracy in Russia: 180,000 takedowns, mirror wars & capitulation
  5. Brave officially goes to war against Google
  6. Getting my personal data out of Facebook
  7. Hackers breach company that makes license plate readers for U.S. government
  8. Australian tech unicorn Canva suffers security breach
  9. Faulty database script brings Salesforce to its knees
  10. Multidimensional Bertrand Le Roy + fixing the weakest links
  11. Google stored G Suite users’ passwords in plain-text for 14 years
  12. First American Financial Corp. leaked hundreds of millions of title insurance records
  13. Hackers are holding Baltimore’s government computers hostage, and it’s not even close to over
  14. Google shut out Baltimore officials using Gmail after ransomware attack
  15. Political parties still have cybersecurity hygiene problems
  16. Snapchat employees abused data access to spy on users
  17. Behind Grindr’s doomed hookup in China, a data misstep and scramble to make up
  18. Legal threats make powerful phishing lures
  19. Laptop infected with world’s most dangerous malware up for sale
  20. 50 children rescued, 9 sex offenders arrested in international operation
  21. Why Eileen organised a hit on her already dead and beloved husband
  22. URL hacking to cheat Airlines

For the more technical

  1. The detailed analysis of WordPress 5.0 RCE
  2. BlueKeep Remote Desktop exploits are coming, patch now!
  3. Understanding the wormable RDP vulnerability CVE-2019-0708
  4. Windows 10 zero-day exploit code released online + more information
  5. SandboxEscaper drops three more Windows exploits, IE zero-day
  6. CVE-2019-11815: A cautionary tale about CVSS scores
  7. Thousands of vulnerable TP-Link routers at risk of remote hijack
  8. WD My Cloud RCE
  9. Investigating an odd DNS query
  10. Signature spoofing in Enigmail, once again
  11. Website for storing digital currencies hosted code with a sneaky backdoor
  12. SensorID – sensor calibration fingerprinting for smartphones
  13. Shooting rubber bands at firewalls
  14. A curious case of Malwarebytes
  15. BadWPAD case and DNS threat hunting
  16. Uncovering Linux based cyberattack using Azure Security Center
  17. Abusing code signing for profit
  18. 16Shop: Commercial phishing kit has a hidden backdoor
  19. Fake cryptocurrency apps crop up on Google Play as bitcoin price rises
  20. JasperLoader targets Italy with a new bag of tricks
  21. Trickbot watch: Arrival via redirection URL in spam
  22. A journey to Zebrocy land
  23. Recent MuddyWater-associated BlackWater campaign shows signs of new anti-detection techniques
  24. New Mirai variant uses multiple exploits to target routers and other devices
  25. One year later: The VPNFilter catastrophe that wasn’t
  26. DDoS attacks in Q1 2019
  27. IT threat evolution Q1 2019
  28. Cyber intelligence report outlines best practices and biggest challenges
  29. Cybersecurity training and awareness: helpful resources for educators
  30. Privacy preserving ad click attribution for the web
  31. Love is in the air: Reverse engineering a shitty drone
  32. Reverse engineering the iClicker base station
  33. Even more secret Telegrams
  34. Using Shodan monitoring
  35. How (and why) to change your DNS server
  36. Building a basic honeypot
  37. Starting February 2020, DNS servers that don’t support DNS both over UDP and TCP may stop working
  38. Responding to a Business Email Compromise
  39. Introducing GopenPGP, an open source encryption library for native applications
  40. Mobile Chrome, Safari, and Firefox failed to show phishing warnings for more than a year
  41. Firefox 67 – privacy futures
  42. First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store + more information
  43. Are you anonymous?

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