Facebook, Google, Cisco, WhatsApp and other industry partners get together to create Message Layer Security as an open standard for end-to-end encryption with formal verification. Messaging Layer Security is now an IETF working group as well.
Long read about the takedown of Gooligan, Android botnet that was stealing OAuth credentials back in 2016.
The Israeli security company CTS Labs published information about a series of exploits against AMD chips just one day after they have notified the AMD.
Russia orders company behind the Telegram messaging application to hand over users’ encryption keys.
Hacker behind Guccifer 2.0 pseudonym, known for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the US Democratic National Committee, was an officer of Russia’s military intelligence directorate.
Fascinating in depth blog about the breaking security of the Ledger cryptocurrency hardware wallet.
There was a Facebook bug which made persistent XSS in Facebook wall possible by embedding an external video using the Open Graph protocol.
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA worked to “track down” Bitcoin users.
Dark Web Map - a visualization of the structure of 6.6k Tor's onion services, a.k.a. hidden services, a.k.a. the dark web.
There are at least 14 newly discovered vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel USB subsystem. The vulnerabilities were found by the Google syzkaller kernel fuzzer. According to the researchers, all of them can be triggered with a crafted malicious USB device in case an attacker has physical access to the machine.
Mozilla will remove root certificate of the Staat der Nederlanden (State of the Netherlands) Certificate Authority from Firefox browser if the Dutch government vote a new law that grants local authorities the power to intercept Internet communication using "false keys".
Bug hunter Scott Bauer has published an in depth analysis of the Android remotely exploitable bug in the blog post named "Please Stop Naming Vulnerabilities: Exploring 6 Previously Unknown Remote Kernel Bugs Affecting Android Phones".
Some web pages use textfield with the CSS "asterix" trick instead of the password field so they can bypass browser security warning when password field is on an unencrypted web page. Nonsense.
More than 54 thousand have the same pair of 512-bit RSA keys as their DNS Zone Signing Keys.
Good blog from the ElcomSoft about the history and current possibilities in the iOS and iCloud forensics.
The Norwegian National Communications Authority reported GPS signal jamming activity in the Finnmark region near the Russian border.
Mac and Linux versions of the Tor anonymity software contained a flaw that can leak users real IP addresses.
Software and HDL code for the PCILeech FPGA based devices that can be used for the Direct Memory Access (DMA) attack and forensics is now available on a GitHub. The FPGA based hardware provides full access to 64-bit memory space without having to rely on a kernel module running on the target system.
You have probably heard about the WannaCry/WannaCrypt/WannaWhatever worm spreading ransomware, because of the sensation created by parties profiting from the scare tactics. But also because it is using really good spreading technique - exploiting MS17-010 SMB vulnerability leaked from the NSA.
Some post-mortem analysis of the first version (with the killswich) and TheShadowBrokers blog are listed below. Crypto is working, so no trivial decrypter is probable, except if the keys are published.
Nice analysis of a P2P botnet. The researchers determined the botnet size by injecting fake nodes to the network, as well as using crawling. http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/58931/malware/p2p-transient-rakos-botnet.html
Fatboy Ransomware-as-a-Service is using The Economist’s Big Mac Index to calculate the ransom amount.
Tor hidden service operator is analysing bots used to enumerates and attack hidden services.
Google Project Zero post about the process of discovering CVE-2017-7308 vulnerability. Found by fuzzing, with the later exploitation to escalate privileges.
Wikileakes released "AfterMidnight" and "Assassin " malware frameworks designed, two CIA malware frameworks for the Microsoft Windows platform. Those services allow operators to dynamically load and execute malware payloads on a target machine & exfiltrate the data.
A Security researcher Thorsten Schroeder discovered that an audio driver shipped on dozens HP laptops and tablet PCs logs keystrokes. It's actually a badly written application outputting pressed keystrokes to the debug output, so everyone is able to list them using MapViewOfFile function.
malwaresearch - A command line tool to find malware samples on the openmalware.org. It's possible to use the various hashes or common name.