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2018-07-24 | No more phishing at Google, Huawei router botnet, and Electron makes open redirects great again

Tuesday, July 24



  • WSJ reports [paywall] that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revealed that a Russia-backed group hit hundreds of U.S. electrical utility targets last year and the campaign likely continues today. Axio’s Joe Uchill says it’s not time to panic (yet).

  • CVE-2017-17215 exploited by malware author to build 18,000-strong Huawei router botnet. The vulnerability is a known security flaw which Huawei had already published a security fix for. New Sky researcher Ankit Anhubav posted details on twitter.  

  • No more Phishing at Google. Brian Krebs reports that since the company began requiring all employees to use physical Security Keys in place of passwords and one-time codes they have had zero phishing incidents.

  • Varonis published a report “The World in Data Breaches” last week. Total data records lost or stolen since 2013: 9.7 billion. About 64 percent of the total stolen data records occurred in the United States.  

  • Electron makes open redirects great again. Michael Bentkowski blogged about a vulnerability in Google Hangout chat

  • Starting today, Google Chrome will issue warnings to users when they visit websites not equipped with HTTPS encryption with a valid certificate

  • Motherboard documents some code of conduct enforcement concerns at the NYC HOPE conference. Some attendees published a statement on Medium titled “No Fascists at HOPE”.

  • GraphQL art by ITSecurityguard


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They even found one vulnerable machine in their own lab. This was so that another research group, at MIT, could remotely operate the robot using virtual reality. “But we should’ve taken it offline after we were done”...

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