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Fortinet removes SSH and database backdoors from its SIEM product

submitted by /u/DrinkMoreCodeMore

New speculation vulnerability, Cacheout

submitted by /u/candreacchio

Red Team Nerves – What are your steeling tactics?

My first time leading an engagement; team thinks I'm steady as a rock and everything is going great - but I've literally had to alter my diet so I don't feel the need to shit every five...

Tool release – SpiderFoot 3.0

submitted by /u/smicallef

Google now charging law enforcement to access user data

submitted by /u/probosofo

Is DDOSing a website legal?

NUKED. I know what I have to do and my question has been answered. I already have one report in to the NCMEC and will be contacting the host Monday. Thanks everyone who responded and gave...

Cashless businesses are now banned in NYC

submitted by /u/koavf

New York wants to ban paying ransomware demands

submitted by /u/acaffeinatedsysadmin
ZDNet

DEF CON China conference put on hold due to coronavirus outbreak

DEF CON team is hoping that the 2019-nCoV outbreak will improve and they can go on as planned, or reschedule.
The Register

Remember the Clipper chip? NSA’s botched backdoor-for-Feds from 1993 still influences today’s encryption debates

We'll laugh at today's mandated holes in the same way we laugh at those from 25 years ago Enigma  More than a quarter century after its introduction, the failed rollout of hardware deliberately backdoored by the NSA is still...

Average Ransomware Payments More Than Doubled in Q4 2019

Ransomware attackers collected an average of around $84,000 from victim organizations, up from $41,000 in Q3 of 2018, Coveware says.
The Security Ledger

Seven Years Later, Scores of EAS Systems sit Un-patched, Vulnerable

Two years after a false EAS alert about an incoming ICBM sowed terror in Hawaii, and seven years after security researchers warned about insecure, Internet connected Emergency Alert System (EAS) hardware, scores of the devices across the U.S. remain...

One Small Fix Would Curb Stingray Surveillance

The technology needed to limit stingrays is clear—but good luck getting telecoms on board.