Is a telco in Brazil hosting an epidemic of open SOCKS proxies?, (Sun, Oct 22nd)

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Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 9:21 am

One year Anniversary of Dyn DDOS, (Fri, Oct 20th)

Today,&#;x26;#;xc2;&#;x26;#;xa0; October 21st, marks the one year anniversary of the DDOS attack on Dyn. The attack&#;x26;#;xc2;&#;x26;#;xa0;impacted Dyn&#;x26;#;39;s DNS service, and caused degradation, or inavailability of several popular websites, including amazon.com. Airbnb, BBC, CNN, Paypal and many others.&#;x26;#;xc2;&#;x26;#;xa0; The attack was attributed to the Mirai botnet of&#;x26;#;xc2;&#;x26;#;xa0;compromised Internet of Things (IoT)&#;x26;#;xc2;&#;x26;#;xa0;devices, but despite numerous investigations, the attack was not definitively attributed to any one perpetrator or group.&#;x26;#;xc2;&#;x26;#;xa0; It did, however, highlight the fragility of the underlying Internet infrastructure, and sent a lot of service providers on a quest to shore up their pieces of that infrastructure.

Posted on: 20 October 2017 | 10:57 pm

Cisco fixes for KRACKs not complete, (Fri, Oct 20th)

Cisco has updated their advisory from earlier in the week for CVE-2017-13082, Key Reinstallation Attacks, refered to as KRACKs. It appears the original updates did not completely address the CVE. New updates are in the works. No ETA was given for the new updates.

Posted on: 20 October 2017 | 4:04 pm

Using Yara rules with Volatility , (Fri, Oct 20th)

YARA&#;x26;#;xc2;&#;x26;#;xa0;is a tool designed to help malware researchers identify and classify malware samples. It&#;x26;#;39;s been called the pattern-matching Swiss Army knife for security researchers&#;x26;#;xc2;&#;x26;#;xa0;.

Posted on: 20 October 2017 | 10:07 am

Necurs Botnet malspam pushes Locky using DDE attack, (Thu, Oct 19th)

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Posted on: 19 October 2017 | 4:20 pm