Month: May 2017

You May Soon Be Able to Hack the DHS
Hacking

You May Soon Be Able to Hack the DHS

A pair of senators wants to give hackers a chance to take a swing at the Department of Homeland Security’s networks and internal systems through a broad bug bounty program. A proposed bill introduced in the Senate Friday would build on the foundation of the Hack the Pentagon program that […]

Ringless Voicemails May Become the New Robocalls
Phone Fraud, Social Engineering

Ringless Voicemails May Become the New Robocalls

Federal regulators are working on various methods to block robocalls, both to landlines and to mobile phones, with varying degrees of success. As those technologies make their way into the marketplace, some companies now are looking for clearance from the FCC to deliver their messages directly to customers’ voicemails without ringing their […]

RoughTed Malvertising Campaign Bypasses Ad Blockers
Authentication, Hacking

RoughTed Malvertising Campaign Bypasses Ad Blockers

A long-running, multi-faceted, malvertising campaign has been found using a technique that enables the sites involved to bypass the protections of ad blockers. Malvertising campaigns can take a lot of different forms and they often involve multiple layers of compromised or malicious sites and lots of redirections. Some campaigns are […]

Serious Samba Flaw Threatens Networks
Hacking

Serious Samba Flaw Threatens Networks

There is a severe, remotely exploitable vulnerability in many versions of the Samba software that has been siting unnoticed for seven years. The vulnerability is trivial to exploit and there is proof-of-concept exploit code available for it, making it even more dangerous. The Samba maintainers have released a patch for the flaw, […]

On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin
Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin

One of our most popular guests, Jessy Irwin, returns to the podcast to discuss the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, usable security, user education, safaris, and why we can’t past the idea of pointing fingers whenever something goes wrong. Music by Chris Gonsalves and Ken Montigny

Researchers Find Deeper Links Between WannaCry and Lazarus Group
Hacking

Researchers Find Deeper Links Between WannaCry and Lazarus Group

The links between the WannaCry ransomware and the Lazarus group, which is believed to be responsible for several high-profile attacks, are deeper and more substantial than previously thought, according to new evidence unearthed by security researchers. The Lazarus group is a hacking team tied to North Korea that researchers have […]