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BRING YOUR OWN JOKE: Uber Has Many Openings in IT Security

As of this morning, Uber has the following positions open: Senior Security Engineer - Application Security Security Engineer - Penetration Testing Security Engineer II Security Incident Commander II Technology Senior Security Strategist Tech Lead: Penetration Testing Senior Mobile Security Engineer Senior Threat Detection Engineer ...and quite a few more.  They need to fill these openings because they've been hacked by an...

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BRING YOUR OWN JOKE: Uber Has Many Openings in IT Security

This Week's Initial Ransomware Offering (IRO) Calendar

Check out this sentence: "For the author, this business model enables them to scale their earnings from their software with less risk." I slightly modified the original, but we're not talking about a...

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This Week's Initial Ransomware Offering (IRO) Calendar

LastPass Releases Its Security Incident for 2022

Sometimes you see stuff in the media and wonder if it's really news.  Some celebrity broke up with some other celebrity.  Some tech company released version X.Y which is .0001% better.  LastPass was h...

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LastPass Releases Its Security Incident for 2022

Those Spam Texts Are Coming From Twilio: They've Been Hacked

Twilio has suffered a data breach and the attackers "used the stolen credentials to gain access to some of our internal systems". Twilio is a messaging platform with a nice API.  I used it last year t...

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Those Spam Texts Are Coming From Twilio: They've Been Hacked

Why It May Be Illegal to Pay Ransomeware and Why a Ban on Payments Won't Work

If your organization's data is being held for ransom by hackers, should you pay up?  The universal consensus is that you shouldn't because it encourages criminals.  But an earlier question needs to be...

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Why It May Be Illegal to Pay Ransomeware and Why a Ban on Payments Won't Work

Lotus 1-2-3 Resurrected! -- Runs Natively On Linux After Hack By Tavis Ormandy!

  Lotus 1-2-3 And The 1990s Tavis Ormandy is a world class white hat hacker who works at Google Project Zero. Hacker News ("HN") is a news aggregator and comment board run by the well known start...

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Lotus 1-2-3 Resurrected! -- Runs Natively On Linux After Hack By Tavis Ormandy!

FREE Root Shells on Linux Servers Thanks to polkitd Vulnerability

A new vulnerability that affects many Linux systems has been revealed: Pwnkit. This attack uses a vulnerability in polkitd to allow any user to escalate his privileges to root.  There are patches for...

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FREE Root Shells on Linux Servers Thanks to polkitd Vulnerability

HostSolutions.ro Hack Update

As a quick followup to our story from a couple days ago about the HostSolutions.ro hack, owner Marius has now commented on LowEndTalk, confirming the breach and adding some details. The entire thread...

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HostSolutions.ro Hack Update

HostSolutions.ro Hacked

News broke on Christmas Eve that HostSolutions.ro has been hacked.  Community member @MikaelStrang posted the email below that he received from a hacker claiming to have the HostSolutions WHMCS databa...

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HostSolutions.ro Hacked

Gartner Makes Bold Prediction: War in the G20 by 2024

Gartner, one of the world's major IT consulting firms, recently shared their "Top Strategic Predictions for 2022 and Beyond" at a conference.  Most of the content concerned economic and technological...

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Gartner Makes Bold Prediction: War in the G20 by 2024

The Syniverse Hack: Why Using SMS for 2FA is a Bad Idea

Security gurus have suggested for years that relying on SMS for two-factor authentication is a bad idea.   Reasons include Your phone may be stolen Many people allow SMS messages to be displayed on lo...

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The Syniverse Hack: Why Using SMS for 2FA is a Bad Idea

Microsoft Azure's CosmosDB Accidentally Left Wide Open

Microsoft revealed Thursday that some customers' CosmosDB databases in Azure were accidentally left wide open. A security researcher named Wiz discovered that it could access keys that unlocked thousa...

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Microsoft Azure's CosmosDB Accidentally Left Wide Open

LowEnd Provider Clouvider Suffers Website Hack

LowEnd provider Clouvider suffered a website hack today. A group styling itself "Katyusha SecurityExploitCrew" defaced a website they manage, as reported on LowEndTalk. The site was a redirect to thei...

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LowEnd Provider Clouvider Suffers Website Hack

Australian Police Will Soon Have Sweeping New Surveillance Powers

Australian law enforcement will soon be able to takeover accounts and impersonate their owners, "disrupt data" by modifying it.  Three new warrant powers are granted Australian Federal Police (AFP) an...

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Australian Police Will Soon Have Sweeping New Surveillance Powers

CoinBase Customer Service Continues to be Appalling: Thousands Hacked

A while back, I used CoinBase (NASDAQ: COIN) for some cryptocurrency transactions and found their system buggy and the customer service nonexistent. After failing repeatedly to get an account verified...

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CoinBase Customer Service Continues to be Appalling: Thousands Hacked

Comment Free For All: Hacking in the Movies

I once watched an episode of Law & Order with a friend who is an attorney. From the moment the action switched from the police to the prosecutors, he was tied up in knots, shouting at the screen a...

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Comment Free For All: Hacking in the Movies

Hosterlabs Confirms Data Breach

Hosterlabs announced today that on June 21st they "experienced an intrusion" in which unidentified attackers "placed malware on our servers, and by doing so gained access to our customers' data". The...

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Hosterlabs Confirms Data Breach

No Support Linux Hosting Hacked, Shuts Down

No Support Linux Hosting announced today that they have been hacked and can no longer operate.  According to an announcement on their web site: No Support Linux Hosting is Shutting Down On February 8,...

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No Support Linux Hosting Hacked, Shuts Down

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