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Month: January 2018

New Tool Automatically Finds and Hacks Vulnerable Internet-Connected Devices

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on AutoSploit Tool The motherboard.vice.com summarizes a new tool that “The name may indicate that AutoSploit is trying to automate the use of remote hosts,” said the Github page of the tool. On Wednesday, Pseudonymous Security Researcher and AutoSploit Tool creator Vector shared this tool on Twitter. AutoSploit Tool Explained AutoSploit brings together

10 ways to guard against real estate cyber scams from FBI and NAR

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary This story from inman.com guides a surprising event that Realty Executives hosted a webinar to educate agents and brokers about wire fraud, and National Association of Realtors (NAR) senior counsel Finley Maxson and FBI supervisory special agent Martin Hellmer both attended. They said awareness, education, and preparedness are key in safeguarding

Critical Oracle Micros POS Flaw Affects Over 300,000 Payment Systems

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary I couldn’t believe this story from thehackernews.com that features the truth on Oracle has released a security patch update to address critical remotely exploitable vulnerabilities affecting its hospitality industry MICROS point-of-sale (POS) business solution. The fix has been released as part of the January 2018 update to Oracle and 238 vulnerabilities

South Korea says it uncovered about $600 million in cryptocurrency crimes

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: Today I came across this story from cnbc.com that reflects things we don’t talk about but, according to a statement released on Wednesday by South Korean customs officers, South Korea found cryptocurrencies worth 637.5 billion won ($ 594.3 million), including illegal foreign exchange transactions. The statement said domestic investors have purchased

The Silent Threat That’s Putting Your Network at Risk by DNS Hijacking

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on DNS hijacking: Today I came across this story from darkreading.com that visualizes a hidden DNS hijacking: silent threat that puts your network in jeopardy. This technique is easy to implement and can cause great damage. Recently discovered MaMi malware modifies the DNS configuration of infected devices. This is a good

A Perfect ten scored CVSS rating on 10 Cisco VPNs vulnerability

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Cisco VPNs vulnerability What is most likely to be an overlooked story from theregister.co.uk explores the truth about a mis-programming code in Cisco VPNs software exist for more than five year  that introduces a highly critical vulnerability to a score of solid ten.  The vulnerability is opened for attacks on

Dutch Banks, Tax Agency Under DDoS Attacks a Week After Big Russian Hack Reveal

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on DDoS Attack: A must-read story from bleepingcomputer.com features an interesting on a coordinated DDoS attack on their respective infrastructure attacks with at least three Dutch banks and the Netherlands Revenue Agency reported Monday. Officials at ABN Amro, Rabobank and ABN Amro reported having suffered a DDoS attack that prevented them from logging

Japan Suffers the Biggest Cryptocurrency Heist in History (Again!)

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Cryptocurrency Heist: A must-read story from thedailybeast.com lays out how on last Friday evening in Japan, one of the biggest virtual currency exchanges in Asia, Coincheck, announced that it had lost 58 billion units of the cryptocurrency NEM, worth roughly $530 million dollars, which may well be the biggest cryptocurrency heist in history. For those

Warning: Chrome Extension can hide malware in Android Apps

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Chrome extensions: The Google Chrome has handy applets that give you seamless access to services such as Evernote or Password Manager, or Bitmoji for easy access with just a click of a mouse. However, as with Android apps, Chrome extensions can sometimes hide malware or other disasters, even if you install