April-2017 News Bits

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Cyber Security news for the month of April, 2017. Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state’s network and did cybershenanigans https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/12/prisoners_built_computer_connected_to_states_network/ Five prisoners in the US built two personal computers from parts, hid them behind a plywood board in the ceiling of a closet, and then connected those computers to the Ohio Department … Read More

March-2017 News Bits

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Cyber Security news for the month of March, 2017. ¬†Google Discloses Unpatched Flaw in Edge, Internet Explorer http://www.securityweek.com/google-discloses-unpatched-flaw-edge-internet-explorer Google Project Zero has disclosed a potentially serious vulnerability in Microsoft’s Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers before the tech giant could release patches.The details of the flaw and proof-of-concept code were made public by Google Project Zero researcher Ivan Fratric after … Read More

February-2017 News Bits

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Cyber Security news for the month of February, 2017. Attacks on WordPress Sites Intensify as Hackers Deface Over 1.5 Million Pages https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/attacks-on-wordpress-sites-intensify-as-hackers-deface-over-1-5-million-pages/ Attacks on WordPress sites using a vulnerability in the REST API, patched in WordPress version 4.7.2, have intensified over the past few days, as attackers have now defaced over 1.5 million pages, spread across 39,000 unique domains. Initial … Read More

January-2017 News Bits

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Cyber Security news for the month of January, 2017. Netgear Launches Bug Bounty Program http://www.securityweek.com/netgear-launches-bug-bounty-program Networking equipment provider Netgear announced on Thursday the launch of a bug bounty program focusing on the company’s products, particularly routers, security cameras and mesh Wi-Fi systems. With the aid of Bugcrowd, Netgear will run two types of responsible disclosure programs: a program offering Bugcrowd … Read More