Updates to Anti-Social Media
- Sophos: How to protect your Facebook data [UPDATED]
- Lots and lots of links in Bruce Schneier’s Cryptogram for April 15th 2018.
Updates to Meltdown/Spectre – Related Resources
Bleeping Computer: Intel SPI Flash Flaw Lets Attackers Alter or Delete BIOS/UEFI Firmware
Researchers at Princeton: Machine Learning DDoS Detection for Consumer Internet of Things Devices. “…In this paper, we demonstrate that using IoT-specific network behaviors (e.g. limited number of endpoints and regular time intervals between packets) to inform feature selection can result in high accuracy DDoS detection in IoT network traffic with a variety of machine learning algorithms, including neural networks.” Commentary from Help Net: Real-time detection of consumer IoT devices participating in DDoS attacks
Updates to Specific Ransomware Families and Types
Pierluigi Paganini: Microsoft engineer charged with money laundering linked to Reveton ransomware
Updates to Mac Virus
Mozilla: Latest Firefox for iOS Now Available with Tracking Protection by Default plus iPad Features. Commentary from Sophos: Tracking protection in Firefox for iOS now on by default – why this matters
The Register: Android apps prove a goldmine for dodgy password practices “And password crackers are getting a lot smarter…An analysis of free Android apps has shown that developers are leaving their crypto keys embedded in applications, in some cases because the software developer kits install them by default.” Summarizes research described by Will Dormann, CERT/CC software vulnerability analyst, at BSides.