According to a press release today Agari and Neustar are partnering to today announced the two leading security firms are partnering to give customers the highest level of domain security possible in the current climate of targeted and sophisticated cyberattacks. The partnership provides the industry’s first-ever collaborative domain protection solution for customers, combining the power of the … [Read more...]
Chinese Government Launches Attack Against iCloud Users
According to Ars Technica it seems that China is running a man-in-the-middle attack on iCloud users. They have a screenshot of this on their website, this was discovered by a group called GreatFire.org. From the article: GreatFire.org, a group that monitors censorship by the Chinese government’s national firewall system (often referred to as the “Great Firewall”), reports that China is using … [Read more...]
Is Microsoft the Self Appointed Sheriff of the Internet ?
Robert McMillan of Wired did an interesting piece on how Microsoft became the self appointed Sheriff of the Internet. The article starts off detailing the facts in the case of No-IP. Apparently Microsoft had noticed that an unusually high amount of malware was going out to domain from No-IP.org. It was 7 o’clock in the morning when the knocking on Dan Durrer’s front door woke him up. His dog … [Read more...]
The Bash Bug Has No Easy Fix and Could Be More Problematic Than Heartbleed
Earlier in the year it was Heartbleed and now there is another bug that has been uncovered, Shell Shock, which could be even more problematic. Many outlets have covered the topic and NPR did a good job breaking down, the who, what, where and what potential steps to take. From the article: Hundreds of millions of computers and networks are at risk after a bug called Shellshock was found this … [Read more...]
Namecheap Finds & Issues Urgent Security Warning That May Affect All Internet Users
In a post on its corporate blog, Namecheap.com, the domain name registrar, announced it found an attack overnight and blocked over 30,000 IP's that were attempting to gather the "username and password data gathered from third party sites that were trying to be used to try and gain access to Namecheap.com accounts." This is different than most attacks because Namecheap was not the target of the … [Read more...]
Does Anyone Actually Care About Security Online ?
It has been reported by just about every major media outlet that the largest ever heist of user data took place recently by a group of Russian hackers. 1.2 billion passwords and 500 million email addresses. Over 420,000 websites are apparently involved. Kashmir Hill from Forbes had the most interesting take on the story out of all the sites I read on the topic. Hill delved into how Hold … [Read more...]
Has the time come for mandatory two factor authentication ?
I was already thinking about the topic of mandatory two factor authentication before Heartbleed. It was actually the story about Naoki Hiroshima and his post on Medium detailing the account hack at Go Daddy and Paypal, in order to gain access to the Twitter handle @N. Minda Zetlin of Inc Magazine recently published an article, " Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead. This Is What You Need … [Read more...]