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In April 2014, the security community was shocked with the revelation that a poorly implemented TLS extension in OpenSSL could allow attackers to easily disclose private memory contents from an astonishing number of HTTPS sites. This bug, of course, is CVE-2014-0160 but it is better known by its brand name “Heartbleed.”

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Nearly one million user accounts for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival website have been found for sale on the underground marketplace.



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A malicious Google Chrome extension punishes users who search for certain keywords by redirecting them to a tech support scam.



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If the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the EU’s data protection harmonisation project, was to become Hollywood movie, its genre would most likely be horror.



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The revised – and still draft – version of the Trump Administration’s first Executive Order (EO) on cybersecurity shows both continuity and positive change over the Obama Administration’s policy pronouncements, addressing federal agency network protection, critical infrastructure cybersecurity, and national cyber defense priorities.



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In their ever-increasing aggressiveness to wring even more money out of victims, it’s perhaps no surprise to see some online extortionists creating ransomware targeted against affluent Mac users.

Via +Graham Cluley

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I was fortunate to attend the 2017 BSidesSF event earlier this month and had the opportunity to hear from many bright minds excited to share their ideas. Below is a brief summary of just a few talks that I enjoyed, along with the awesome visual notes that the talented Kelly Kingman drew in real-time.



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Credit card details (with user data) from major companies, such as Visa and MasterCard, can be purchased for $35, with Premium accounts (higher credit limits) increasing to between $44 - $53. Email logins from a main provider, such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo, can be acquired for $113; social media login details are priced the same.



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Police have charged Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law and three of his family members with hacking the celebrity chef’s emails.



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To sum up, the Risk Management Framework (RMF) is most commonly associated with the NIST SP 800-37 guide “Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach,” which has been available for FISMA compliance since 2004.
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