May 312018

We updated to iOS 11.4, because that’s our habit – but Apple still isn’t saying what was fixed yet. How we wish Apple wouldn’t do that!

Source: Apple’s iOS 11.4 security update arrives in an iCloud of silence – Naked Security

May 312018

Hacker Karim Baratov, who pleaded guilty last year for his role in helping Russian Intelligence hack into yahoo email accounts, has been sentenced to five years in prison

Source: Yahoo Hacker linked to Russian Intelligence Gets 5 Years in U.S. Prison

May 312018

The US-CERT, DHS and FBI have issued a join alert over two new malware–Joanap and Brambul–linked to North Korea’s Hidden Cobra hacking group.

Source: FBI issues alert over two new malware linked to Hidden Cobra hackers

More information from CERT…

Source: HIDDEN COBRA – Joanap Backdoor Trojan and Brambul Server Message Block Worm

May 312018

The admission is part of an effort to explain how unlike Facebook Twitter is.

Source: Twitter sold user data to Cambridge Analytica’s Aleksandr Kogan – Naked Security

May 302018

Google will now require people or groups purchasing federal election ads to show that they’re US citizens or lawful residents.

Source: Google cracks down on election meddling advertisers – Naked Security

May 292018

After an Alexa-enabled Echo device recorded and shared a private conversation of its unknowing owners, the tech industry – and the public – is casting a wary eye on voice assistant privacy issues.

Source: Alexa Eavesdropping Flub Re-Sparks Voice Assistant Privacy Debate | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

May 282018

A few days ago this blog posted this article about VPNFilter.   Now, the situation has escalated and some of the advice is coming from the FBI ….

Source: FBI: Kindly Reboot Your Router Now, Please — Krebs on Security


Also… here is a good Podcast from Sophos about the same topic.

Reboot Now!

FBI requests we all reboot our routers.

Source: FBI issues VPNFilter malware warning, says “REBOOT NOW” [PODCAST] – Naked Security by Sophos


Source:  FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers – The Hacker News


Here is some more information I updated my previous post with, but though it was relevant to this post.

Source: DOJ Sinkholes VPNFilter Control Servers Found in US – DarkReading

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