Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Evidence That Could Impeach Donald Trump

Nancy Pelosi’s comments about impeachment acknowledge a political reality: Nothing the Mueller probe has revealed so far has moved the GOP substantially.

Here’s What It’s Like to Accidentally Expose the Data of 230M People

The owner of Exactis, a 10-person firm that exposed a database including nearly every American, tells the story of his company's downfall.

Beto O’Rourke Belonged to an Infamous ’90s Hacker Group

Facial recognition, DuckDuckGo on Chrome, and more security news this week.

Most Android Antivirus Apps Are Garbage

Fraudulent and ineffective antivirus apps persist on the Google Play Store, and it's unclear whether they'll ever totally go away.

How Hackers Pulled Off a $20 Million Mexican Bank Heist

Welcome to the world of fake accounts, phantom funds, and money mules.

When Facebook Goes Down, Don’t Blame Hackers

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp spent several hours offline in many parts of the world today. Just don't call it a DDoS attack.

Internal Docs Show How ICE Gets Surveillance Help From Local Cops

Documents obtained by the ACLU show how ICE uses unofficial channels to access billions of license plate location data points—including some sanctuary cities.

Firefox Send Is an Easy Way to Share Large Files Securely

Mozilla has made public an encrypted file-sharing service with a self-destruct twist.

Why It’s So Hard to Restart Venezuela’s Power Grid

Approaching a full week, Venezuela's national power outage shows just how hard it is to restart a grid from scratch.

US Tracks Journalists, Chelsea Manning Goes to Jail, and More Security News This Week

A surprisingly common password, an NSA spy program winds down, and more security news this week.

New Film Shows How Bellingcat Cracks the Web’s Toughest Cases

*Truth in a Post Truth World* takes a closer look at a team of remarkably resourceful investigative journalists.

Turn On Auto-Updates Everywhere You Can

Meltdowns like the Chrome zero day bug show why enabling auto-updates can be the wisest choice for many consumers.

An Email Marketing Company Left 809 Million Records Exposed Online

A exposed database belonging to Verifications.io contained both personal and business information, including 763 million unique email addresses.

9 Questions for Facebook After Zuckerberg’s Privacy Manifesto

On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision for a very different Facebook—with a lot of unknowns about how to get there.

Machine Learning Can Use Tweets To Automatically Spot Critical Security Flaws

Researchers built an AI engine that uses tweets to predict the severity of software vulnerabilities with 86 percent accuracy.

The NSA Makes Ghidra, a Powerful Cybersecurity Tool, Open Source

No one's better at hacking than the NSA. And now one if its powerful tools is available to everyone for free.

Clever Tool Uses Apple’s Video Game Logic Engine to Protect Macs

A new Mac security service called GamePlan uses a system's own indicators, and some video game magic, to keep a lookout.
SC Magazine

Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro hit by an unspecified cyberattack

Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro was hit by a cyber attack which began Monday evening and escalated into the night. The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) declined to comment on what type of attack it was but said the extent...
SC Magazine

Glitch exposes Sprint customer data to other users

A bug has allowed some Sprint customers to see the personal data of other customers from their online accounts. The information visible includes names, cell phone numbers as well as calls made by other users and, and a Tech Crunch report cited...

6 Ways Mature DevOps Teams Are Killing It in Security

New survey shows where "elite" DevOps organizations are better able to incorporate security into application security.
The Register

Ransomware drops the Lillehammer on Norsk Hydro: Aluminium giant forced into manual mode after systems scrambled

Norway the power and metals wrangler could have seen this one coming Norwegian power and metals giant Norsk Hydro is battling an extensive ransomware infection on its computers.…

Old Tech Spills Digital Dirt on Past Owners

Researcher buys old computers, flash drives, phones and hard drives and finds only two properly wiped devices out of 85 examined.