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#0x3C - July 3rd week
secletter.com | 2013-07-19 09:27:00 +0200
01 | News
Nineteen Groups Sue NSA Over Data Collection | SecurityWeek.Com via www.securityweek.com
A suit filed against the NSA alleges that the mass collection of phone records under the so-called PRISM program violates Americans' constitutional rights.
Jealous of PRISM? Use "Amazon 1 Button" Chrome extension to sniff all HTTPS websites! via blog.kotowicz.net
Amazon is the latest company to come under fire for misusing its browser extension bar, with security researcher Krzysztof Kotowicz accusing the company of invading privacy via its 1Button extension for Chrome.
How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages | World news | The Guardian via www.guardian.co.uk
Documents show company collaborated closely with NSA and FBI to help agencies intercept data
How the PRISM Surveillance System Works via people.howstuffworks.com
Is the undercover program called PRISM actually a fairly transparent tool for gathering information or a mandate for snooping through your e-mail?
Email exchange between Edward Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey via m.guardian.co.uk
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Another botched Windows patch: MS13-057/KB 2803821/KB 2834904 | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld via www.infoworld.com
Microsoft hasn't yet acknowledged Win7 patch KB 2803821 and WinXP patch KB 2834904, which have spawned complaints about top half of videos displaying in black
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02 | Vulnerabilities
MiniDLNA SQL Injection / Buffer Overflow ≈ Packet Storm via packetstormsecurity.com
MiniDLNA prior to v1.1.0 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/) is prone to a variety of issues which could be used to take control of a host running this software.
Nations Buying as Hackers Sell Flaws in Computer Code - NYTimes.com via www.nytimes.com
Governments pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn about and exploit weaknesses in the computer systems of foreign adversaries.
Forensics Software and Oracle Outside In via www.cert.org
Hi, it's Will. In this post I will discuss the risks of using forensics software to process untrusted data, as well as what can be done to mitigate those risks.
Bugtraq: [CVE-2013-4763|CVE-2013-4764] Vulnerability in built-in system app of Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 via seclists.org
I would like to inform you that the details of the vulnerability in built-in system app of Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 (assigned as CVE-2013-4763 and CVE-2013-4764) are now disclosed to public.
Tumblr Updates iOS App with "Very important Security Fix" via thenextweb.com
The company is patching a vulnerability that was provided to it on Tuesday, although it has not provided specifics details.
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03 | Exploits
Plesk PHP Code Injection ≈ Packet Storm via packetstormsecurity.com
Reliable exploit for the Plesk PHP code injection vulnerability disclosed by Kingcope in June 2013. Can deliver inline and reverse shells using the payloads library, as well as offering (buggy) file upload features.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 - Crash PoC via www.exploit-db.com
when you insert a sound to Microsoft office powerpoint 2007 ;the software will get crashed it tested on office 2007 ,all the versions may be affected too
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04 | Malware
Malware Hidden Inside JPG EXIF Headers via blog.sucuri.net
Interesting approach to hide malware.
FBI Ransomware Now Targeting Apple's Mac OS X Users | Malwarebytes Unpacked via blog.malwarebytes.org
For years, Windows users have been plagued by ransomware demanding several hundred dollars to unlock their computers. Now there's a growing market to target Macs.
The Pl u gX malware revis i ted : introducing “Smoaler” via sophosnews.files.wordpress.com
The malware family we'll be looking at in this report is known as Smoaler, and it shares many features with PlugX
"My high school is raising money for cancer research. Each click earns me $1" via trojan7malware.blogspot.jp
Today, as usual. I began the strenuous and irritating task of scrolling through hundreds of spam DM's. Most lead to dating websites ect. Nothing worth writing about. Then, as I was scrolling I saw one dm that was just begging to be read. The message read "My high school is raising money for <insert location specific charity here>. Every click I get on <insert link here> earns me $1 from ads."
New tools let cyber criminals easily Trojanize legit Android apps | Mobile security - InfoWorld via podcasts.infoworld.com
Tools leverage open source AndroRAT remote access tool, which gives a remote attacker control over an infected device
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05 | Papers
Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices via www.eff.org
EFF guide for defending your privacy at/near U.S. border
Anti-Virus Evasion: A Peek Under the Veil via pen-testing.sans.org
In this article, Mark Baggett summarizes some of the Anti-Virus evasion tactics of the past year or two, and then cranks it up a notch, by digging into the details of some recent AV-dodging techniques useful to penetration testers.
Network-based Malware Detection 2.0: Assessing Scale, Accuracy and Deployment via securosis.com
Detecting malware feels like a losing battle. Between advanced attacks, innovative attackers, and well-funded state-sponsored and organized crime adversaries, organizations need every advantage they can get to stop the onslaught. We first identified and documented Network-Based Malware Detection (NBMD) devices as a promising technology back in early 2012, and they have made a difference in detecting malware at the perimeter. Of course nothing is perfect, but every little bit helps.
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06 | Books
TaoSecurity: Pre-Order The Practice of Network Security Monitoring Before Price Hike via taosecurity.blogspot.co.uk
When my publisher and I planned and priced my new book The Practice of Network Security Monitoring, we assumed the book would be about 250 pages. As we conclude the copyediting process and put print in layout format, it's clear the book will be well over 300. The current estimate is 328, but I think it could approach 350 pages.
07 | Tutorials
Back to Defense: Finding Hooks in OS X with Volatility via siliconblade.blogspot.com
In my previous post I discussed how to mess with the OS X syscall table through direct syscall table modification, syscall function inlining, and patching the syscall handler. As I promised, I'll be providing a plugin to find the mess! The code for the check_hooks plugin can be found at github and it incorporates existing detections for the sake of completeness. So let's go through the scenarios discussed earlier.
Google Analytic Values in Cache Files via az4n6.blogspot.co.uk
A while ago I wrote about Google Analytic Cookies. These cookies can contain information such as keywords, referrer, number of visits and the first and most recent visit. This information is stored in cookie variables called __utma, __utmb and __utmz.
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08 | Videos
Sharkfest 2013 - Keynote: The History Of Wireshark via www.securitytube.net
Join the creator of Gerald Combs as he reviews the 15 year history of the world's most popular network analyzer - Wireshark. Recorded live at Sharkfest 2013, UC Berkeley, CA. June 2013.
Building a Higher Order of Security Intelligence - Francis deSouza - RSA Conference US 2013 Keynote - YouTube via www.youtube.com
Francis deSouza President, Products and Services Symantec http://www.symantec.com Security professionals have reached a turning point where the solutions and...
Jboss Hacking And Upload Malicious Jsp Shell via www.securitytube.net
In this video you will learn how to compromise JBoss AS Administration Console and Uploading Malicious JSP Shell.
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09 | Tools
Windows Essentials 2012 | Forensic Artifacts via forensicartifacts.com
Forensic Artifacts of Windows Essentials
Tarsnap - Online backups for the truly paranoid via www.tarsnap.com
Tarsnap is a secure online backup system for Linux, BSD, OS X, and other UNIX-like operating systems
bWAPP via sourceforge.net
bWAPP or a buggy web application is a free and open source web application build to allow security enthusiasts, students and developers to better secure web applications. It is for educational purposes only.
CopperDroid via copperdroid.isg.rhul.ac.uk
CopperDroid represents our research effort to automatically perform out-of-the-box dynamic behavioral analysis of Android malware. To this end, CopperDroid presents a unified analysis to characterize low-level OS-specific (e.g., writing to a file) and high-level Android-specific behaviors (e.g., sending an SMS, placing a phone call). Based on the observation that such behaviors are however achieved through the invocation of system calls, CopperDroid's VMI-based dynamic system call-centric analysis is able to faithfully describe the behavior of Android malware whether it is initiated from Java, JNI or native code execution.
Shark: Real-time queries and analytics for big data - Strata via strata.oreilly.com
Hadoop's strength is in batch processing, MapReduce isn't particularly suited for interactive/adhoc queries. Real-time1 SQL queries (on Hadoop data) are usually performed using custom connectors to MPP databases. In...
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11 | Pwnage
U.K. Ministry of Defence hit by cyberattack, data stolen | ZDNet via www.zdnet.com
The U.K. government department was victim of a cyber-espionage attack that saw sensitive data stolen by unnamed hackers, a parliamentary report discloses.
FBI Agents Find Texas County's Personnel Files in Vietnam via www.esecurityplanet.com
16,000 current and former Harris County employees' names, birthdates and Social Security numbers were exposed
Staying on top of TLS attacks | CloudFlare Blog via blog.cloudflare.com
CloudFlare makes extensive use of TLS connections throughout our service which makes staying on top of the latest news about security problems with TLS a priority. We use TLS both externally and internally and different uses of TLS have different constraints.
msi.com hacked with kristians1.net via blog.dynamoo.com
The website of msi.com (a major computer manufacturer) has been hacked and is serving up malware, despite MSI being informed of the problem
How cybercriminals create and operate Android-based botnets | Webroot Threat Blog - Internet Security Threat Updates from Around the World via blog.webroot.com
On their way to acquire the latest and coolest Android game or application, end users with outdated situational awareness on the latest threats facing them often not only undermine the confidentiality and integrity of their devices, but also, can unknowingly expose critical business data to the cybercriminals who managed to infect their devices.
'Hangover' Persists, More Mac Malware Found via www.darkreading.com
Researchers who this spring unearthed details of a diverse cyberespionage campaign out of India recently also discovered it using additional malware targeting Mac OS X machines, as well as telltale signs that some of the suspected actors behind the hacks know they are being watched online.
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