December 2023

How do you teach a robot dog new tricks? Throw it a string of hex, a crayon, and a canvas

How do you teach a robot dog new tricks? Throw it a string of hex, a crayon, and a canvas 2023-12-31 at 18:17 By Simon Sharwood Artist Agnieszka Pilat tells The Register how she gets Spot to paint, not pant Boston Dynamics’ “Spot” robot dog has been deployed as a tour guide, a police officer, …

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Google Settles $5 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking People Using ‘Incognito Mode’

Google Settles $5 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking People Using ‘Incognito Mode’ 2023-12-31 at 01:01 By Associated Press Google agreed to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit claiming that it continued spying on people who used the “incognito” mode in its Chrome browser. The post Google Settles $5 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Over Tracking People Using …

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Scientists mull Solar Radiation Management – a potential climate-change stop-gap

Scientists mull Solar Radiation Management – a potential climate-change stop-gap 2023-12-30 at 15:18 By Rik Myslewski As we argue over freeing ourselves from fossil fuels, can SRM buy us time to develop green energy we need? In-depth  At the American Geophysical Union annual meeting (AGU23) in San Francisco the other week, the 25,000-plus science folks …

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Beware: Scam-as-a-Service Aiding Cybercriminals in Crypto Wallet-Draining Attacks

Beware: Scam-as-a-Service Aiding Cybercriminals in Crypto Wallet-Draining Attacks 2023-12-30 at 11:46 By Cybersecurity researchers are warning about an increase in phishing attacks that are capable of draining cryptocurrency wallets. “These threats are unique in their approach, targeting a wide range of blockchain networks, from Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain to Polygon, Avalanche, and almost 20 …

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DataNet Systems suffers data breach

DataNet Systems suffers data breach 2023-12-29 at 16:32 By DataNet Systems gas announced that the company experienced a data breach affecting District of Columbia (D.C.) voters, including email addresses. This article is an excerpt from Subscribe to Security Magazine’s RSS Feed View Original Source React to this headline:

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Albanian Parliament and One Albania Telecom Hit by Cyber Attacks

Albanian Parliament and One Albania Telecom Hit by Cyber Attacks 2023-12-29 at 16:31 By The Assembly of the Republic of Albania and telecom company One Albania have been targeted by cyber attacks, the country’s National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security (AKCESK) revealed this week. “These infrastructures, under the legislation in force, are not …

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In Other News: Ubisoft Hack, NASA Security Guidance, TikTok Requests iPhone Passcode

In Other News: Ubisoft Hack, NASA Security Guidance, TikTok Requests iPhone Passcode 2023-12-29 at 16:01 By SecurityWeek News Noteworthy stories that might have slipped under the radar: Ubisoft investigating alleged hack, NASA releases security guidance, TikTok scares iPhone users.  The post In Other News: Ubisoft Hack, NASA Security Guidance, TikTok Requests iPhone Passcode appeared first …

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NAT, ATM, decentralized search – and other outrageous opinions from the 1990s

NAT, ATM, decentralized search – and other outrageous opinions from the 1990s 2023-12-29 at 15:32 By Bruce Davie The predictions that turned out correct … and the ones we wished were right Systems Approach  The end of the year is often a time for people in tech to make predictions, but rather than making our …

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New data reveals the states at highest risk of cybercrime

New data reveals the states at highest risk of cybercrime 2023-12-29 at 15:17 By According to new data, residents of Nevada face a greater susceptibility to cyberattacks compared to those in all other states.  This article is an excerpt from Subscribe to Security Magazine’s RSS Feed View Original Source React to this headline:

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Pentagon Wants Feedback on Revised Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program

Pentagon Wants Feedback on Revised Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program 2023-12-29 at 14:53 By Ionut Arghire DoD is requesting public opinion on proposed changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program rules. The post Pentagon Wants Feedback on Revised Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt from SecurityWeek …

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Vulnerabilities in Google Kubernetes Engine Could Allow Cluster Takeover

Vulnerabilities in Google Kubernetes Engine Could Allow Cluster Takeover 2023-12-29 at 14:02 By Ionut Arghire Two flaws in Google Kubernetes Engine could be exploited to escalate privileges and take over the Kubernetes cluster. The post Vulnerabilities in Google Kubernetes Engine Could Allow Cluster Takeover appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt from SecurityWeek …

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CERT-UA Uncovers New Malware Wave Distributing OCEANMAP, MASEPIE, STEELHOOK

CERT-UA Uncovers New Malware Wave Distributing OCEANMAP, MASEPIE, STEELHOOK 2023-12-29 at 14:02 By The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) has warned of a new phishing campaign orchestrated by the Russia-linked APT28 group to deploy previously undocumented malware such as OCEANMAP, MASEPIE, and STEELHOOK to harvest sensitive information. The activity, which was detected by the agency between December 15 and …

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Critical Apache OFBiz Vulnerability in Attacker Crosshairs

Critical Apache OFBiz Vulnerability in Attacker Crosshairs 2023-12-29 at 13:17 By Eduard Kovacs Shadowserver sees possible in-the-wild exploitation of a critical Apache OFBiz vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-49070. The post Critical Apache OFBiz Vulnerability in Attacker Crosshairs appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt from SecurityWeek RSS Feed View Original Source React to this …

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Europe’s Largest Parking App Provider Informs Customers of Data Breach

Europe’s Largest Parking App Provider Informs Customers of Data Breach 2023-12-29 at 13:17 By Eduard Kovacs EasyPark says hackers stole European customer information, including partial IBAN or payment card numbers.  The post Europe’s Largest Parking App Provider Informs Customers of Data Breach appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt from SecurityWeek RSS Feed …

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Cyble Chronicles – December 29: Latest Findings & Recommendations for the Cybersecurity Community

Cyble Chronicles – December 29: Latest Findings & Recommendations for the Cybersecurity Community 2023-12-29 at 13:01 By cybleinc Cyble recaps the week of Dec 22 – Dec 29th and all the major cyber events, company updates and more in this wrap-up. The post Cyble Chronicles – December 29: Latest Findings & Recommendations for the Cybersecurity …

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Operations, Trading of Eagers Automotive Disrupted by Cyberattack

Operations, Trading of Eagers Automotive Disrupted by Cyberattack 2023-12-29 at 12:17 By Eduard Kovacs Eagers Automotive, a vehicle dealer in Australia and New Zealand, has halted trading after being targeted in a cyberattack. The post Operations, Trading of Eagers Automotive Disrupted by Cyberattack appeared first on SecurityWeek. This article is an excerpt from SecurityWeek RSS …

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Kimsuky Hackers Deploying AppleSeed, Meterpreter, and TinyNuke in Latest Attacks

Kimsuky Hackers Deploying AppleSeed, Meterpreter, and TinyNuke in Latest Attacks 2023-12-29 at 11:33 By Nation-state actors affiliated to North Korea have been observed using spear-phishing attacks to deliver an assortment of backdoors and tools such as AppleSeed, Meterpreter, and TinyNuke to seize control of compromised machines. South Korea-based cybersecurity company AhnLab attributed the activity to …

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Microsoft Disables MSIX App Installer Protocol Widely Used in Malware Attacks

Microsoft Disables MSIX App Installer Protocol Widely Used in Malware Attacks 2023-12-29 at 08:17 By Microsoft on Thursday said it’s once again disabling the ms-appinstaller protocol handler by default following its abuse by multiple threat actors to distribute malware. “The observed threat actor activity abuses the current implementation of the ms-appinstaller protocol handler as an access vector …

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Why you need to extend enterprise IT security to the mainframe

Why you need to extend enterprise IT security to the mainframe 2023-12-29 at 07:32 By Help Net Security Organizations with mainframes face a unique challenge: extending consistency across the entire enterprise, including mainframe environments. The ongoing issue lies in the incompatibility of tools designed for both mainframes and enterprise settings, resulting in disparate solutions, training …

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