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  • What hackers think of your cybersecurity efforts

    ​A survey of 250 self-identified hackers at the twentieth annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas last month has revealed the security technologies they find toughest to beat.

    Written by George Nott09 Aug. 17 12:46
  • Four free tools for handling Amazon Web Services security incident response

    Using AWS’s API software developer’s kit or its command line interface, customers can write their own tools for imaging disk instances that have been compromised, say Andrew Krug and Alex McCormack. The pair if researchers presented four tools at Black Hat 2016 that they wrote specifically to deal with incident response in AWS.

    Written by Tim Greene12 Aug. 16 03:12
  • Why the ‘cyber kill chain’ needs an upgrade

    One of the most popular models for analyzing cyberattacks doesn’t focus enough on what to do after adversaries break into networks successfully, which they inevitable will do, Black Hat 2016 attendees were told this week in Las Vegas.

    Written by Tim Greene06 Aug. 16 03:21
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  • Black Hat Europe: IoT devices can hack phones

    The Internet of things (IoT) has already been used to launch the biggest DDoS attacks ever, but now it represents a potential path for attackers to compromise cell phones.

    Written by Tim Greene03 Nov. 16 08:25
  • Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

    When Black Hat convenes next week in Las Vegas, it will be a rich environment for gathering tools that can be used to tighten security but also - in the wrong hands - to carry out exploits.

    Written by Tim Greene29 July 16 08:33
  • Bugs & Bugs: National Moth Week, PHP, Black Hat & more

    National Moth Week, Black Hat exploit presentations, edible insects, Pornhub bug bounty & Zica prevention at the Rio Olympics all come up on Bugs & Bugs Facebook Live event

    Written by Bob Brown29 July 16 06:32
  • At Black Hat: A free tool for spear phishing Twitter

    A spear phishing tool to automate the creation of phony tweets - complete with malicious URLs – with messages victims are likely to click on will be released at Black Hat by researchers from ZeroFOX.
    Called SNAP_R (for social network automated phisher with reconnaissance), the tool runs through a target Twitter account to gather data on what topics seem to interest the subscriber. Then it writes a tweet loaded up with a link to a site containing malware and sends it.

    Written by Tim Greene22 July 16 08:04