DEFCON 21 - DNS May Be Hazardous to Your Health - Robert Stucke

Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale

As an early domain name investor, Mike O'Connor had by 1994 snatched up several choice online destinations, including bar.com, cafes.com, grill.com, place.com, pub.com and television.com. Some he sold over the years, but ...
Sprint Exposed Customer Support Site to Web

Sprint Exposed Customer Support Site to Web

Fresh on the heels of a disclosure that Microsoft Corp. leaked internal customer support data to the Internet, mobile provider Sprint has addressed a mix-up in which posts to a private customer ...
Phishing for Apples, Bobbing for Links

Phishing for Apples, Bobbing for Links

Anyone searching for a primer on how to spot clever phishing links need look no further than those targeting customers of Apple, whose brand by many measures has emerged as the most ...
Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords

Tricky Phish Angles for Persistence, Not Passwords

Late last year saw the re-emergence of a nasty phishing tactic that allows the attacker to gain full access to a user's data stored in the cloud without actually stealing the account ...
Patch Tuesday Lowdown, October 2019 Edition

Patch Tuesday Lowdown, October 2019 Edition

On Tuesday Microsoft issued software updates to fix almost five dozen security problems in Windows and software designed to run on top of it. By most accounts, it's a relatively light patch ...
Before He Spammed You, this Sly Prince Stalked Your Mailbox

Before He Spammed You, this Sly Prince Stalked Your Mailbox

A reader forwarded what he briefly imagined might be a bold, if potentially costly, innovation on the old Nigerian prince scam that asks for help squirreling away millions in unclaimed fortune: it ...
Phishers are Angling for Your Cloud Providers

Phishers are Angling for Your Cloud Providers

Many companies are now outsourcing their marketing efforts to cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) providers. But when accounts at those CRM providers get hacked or phished, the results can be damaging for ...
Patch Tuesday, August 2019 Edition

Patch Tuesday, August 2019 Edition

Most Microsoft Windows (ab)users probably welcome the monthly ritual of applying security updates about as much as they look forward to going to the dentist: It always seems like you were there ...
The Risk of Weak Online Banking Passwords

The Risk of Weak Online Banking Passwords

If you bank online and choose weak or re-used passwords, there's a decent chance your account could be pilfered by cyberthieves -- even if your bank offers multi-factor authentication as part of ...
The Unsexy Threat to Election Security

The Unsexy Threat to Election Security

Much has been written about the need to further secure our elections, from ensuring the integrity of voting machines to combating fake news. But according to a report quietly issued by a ...