New Shamoon Variant
Bruce Schneier

Original Source: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/12/new_shamoon_var.html

A new variant of the Shamoon malware has destroyed signifigant amounts of data at a UAE “heavy engineering company” and the Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem.

Shamoon is the Iranian malware that was targeted against the Saudi Arabian oil company, Saudi Aramco, in 2012 and 2016. We have no idea if this new variant is also Iranian in origin, or if it is someone else entirely using the old Iranian code base.


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Author: Bruce Schneier

New Shamoon Variant

A new variant of the Shamoon malware has destroyed significant amounts of data at a UAE…

Worst passwords list is out, but this time we’re not scolding users
Lisa Vaas
Original Source: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/12/17/worst-passwords-list-is-out-but-this-time-were-not-scolding-users/

This is on you, makers of sites and services that allow users to create passwords like “password.” You can do better!


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Author: Lisa Vaas

Former rave kingpin back in jail for bizarre bank heist
Danny Bradbury
Original Source: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/12/17/former-rave-kingpin-back-in-jail-for-bizarre-bank-heist/

A former acid house rave kingpin has been sentenced to 20 months for using a bizarre home-built machine to pilfer £500,000 from banking customers.


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Author: Danny Bradbury

Facebook or YouTube Down? What We All Do When Sites Crash
Louise Matsakis
Original Source: https://www.wired.com/story/what-we-do-when-facebook-youtube-crash

What happens when Instagram glitches or Slack stalls? Spoiler: We don’t log off—we just scurry off to different (sometimes darker) corners of the web.


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Author: Louise Matsakis

Fake face fools fones
Lisa Vaas
Original Source: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/12/17/fake-face-fools-fones/

Forbes has added to the ever-growing pantheon of ways to trick biometrics by printing a 3D head and using it to break into Android phones.


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Author: Lisa Vaas

How one hacked laptop led to an entire network being compromised (ZDNet)

Original Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-one-hacked-laptop-led-to-an-entire-network-being-compromised/#ftag=RSSbaffb68


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