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Month: March 2018

More news: Massive Monero cryptomining campaign with Five year old vulnerability

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Monero cryptomining This story from securityaffairs.co reveals more  information from my  last commentary on a Security company Trend Micro discovered new cryptographic mining activities, and cyber criminal gangs earned nearly $75,000 by installing Monero miners on vulnerable Linux servers. Hackers use a 5-year-old vulnerability in the Cacti “Network Weathermap” plug-in, which, according

Facebook Messenger Collected Your Android Call History and SMS Data For Years

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Facebook Messenger application A must-read story from thehackernews.com provides a little known Facebook knows a lot about you, your preferences and dislikes – it’s not surprising with their Facebook Messenger app.. However, did you know that if you have installed the Facebook Messenger application on your Android device, the company has been collecting

Five year old vulnerability used for Monero mining on Linux servers

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Monero Mining Today I came across this story from hackread.com that lays out a surprising five years old security breach has now become a favorite tool for hackers because they are using it to infect Linux servers that encrypt and mine malware. The vulnerability exploited by this cryptographic attack activity is

Bolton, McMaster present contrast on Russian hacking

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: What is most likely to be an overlooked story from politico.com notes a surprising contrast with between two different contrasting view that may impact us all. Read on and what do you think. President Donald Trump replaces John Bolton, who appointed H.R. McMaster and appointed his national security adviser, may bring

Senate Gives Nod To Controversial CLOUD Act Cross-Border Data Access Bill

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on CLOUD Act This story from threatpost.com dissects a little known controversial cross-border data access act, dubbed the CLOUD Act, that was part of the overall omnibus government spending bill. Buried on page 2,201 of the government spending bill is the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act), a

Exclusive: Facebook will no longer show audience reach estimates for Custom Audiences after vulnerability detected

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Facebook Custom Audiences What is most likely to be an overlooked story from marketingland.com summarizes a revealing Exclusive: Facebook said on Friday that it will stop showing its estimates to any audience using custom audience targeting. The move was initiated after a research team at Northeastern University notified the company through

Facebook’s Data Security Meltdown Could Bolster Blockchain: Analyst

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary A recent story from ccn.com covers a revealing that social media giants should not mistake the forest for trees. Although Facebook continues to be involved in security holes involving tens of millions of users’ personal data, they may just prove an unchangeable open ledger, which is the value of the blockchain.