A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. Such an amazing choice of juicy news articles this week! I will skip the seriously weird and rapidly escalating circumstances of the Capital One breach, and instead dive into the some of the more low key, but nevertheless interesting items. First up, and for those of you who post infosec articles, something you will understand: stock photos. Yeah, those annoying hackers in a hoodie photos, and in some cases I’ve seen of BEC; hackers in a suit and a balaclava. They are pretty tedious aren’t they? Someone wants to tackle it at last:
You have to admit that the good hackers have amazing skill. Would be nice to refocus that skill to something non-criminal:
Personal data once ‘out there’, tends to linger for a long time; if not forever. Same goes for viruses. There will always be a vulnerable machine out there can harbour an infection and lay in wait for an opportune moment:
- Chrome 76 Dumps Default Adobe Flash Player Support In addition, Google’s latest Chrome version implements 43 new security fixes.
- Cyberlaw wonks squint at NotPetya insurance smackdown: Should ‘war exclusion’ clauses apply to network hacks (The Register)
- He’s coming home, he’s coming home … Hutchins coming home: British Wannacry killer held in US on malware dev rap set free by judge
- Rare Steganography Hack Can Compromise Fully Patched Websites Attackers are hiding PHP scripts in EXIF headers of JPEG images to hack websites, just by uploading an image.