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The FIPC Dispatch 01-16-2018

Published January 16, 2018

Articles of Note


Spectre and Meltdown patches causing trouble as realistic attacks get closer
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/spectre-and-meltdown-patches-causing-trouble-as-realistic-attacks-get-closer/


House votes for six more years of warrantless surveillance
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/01/15/house-votes-for-six-more-years-of-warrantless-surveillance/

Bitcoin Blackmail by Snail Mail Preys on Those with Guilty Conscience 
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/01/bitcoin-blackmail-by-snail-mail-preys-on-those-with-guilty-conscience/

Flaw in Popular Transmission BitTorrent Client Lets Hackers Control Your PC Remotely
https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/bittorent-transmission-hacking.html

Android security: This newly discovered snooping tool has remarkable spying abilities
http://www.zdnet.com/article/android-security-this-newly-discovered-snooping-tool-has-remarkable-spying-abilities/

Police Hand out Malware-Infected USBs as Prize in Cyber-Security Quiz
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/police-hand-out-malware-infected-usbs-as-prize-in-cyber-security-quiz/

Google Pulls 60 Apps From Play Store After Malware Exposes Kids to Porn
https://gizmodo.com/google-pulls-60-apps-from-play-store-after-malware-expo-1822030418

Danish police charge 1,000 people following Facebook sex video
https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/16/facebook-messenger-sex-video-leads-to-1004-charges/

Update on Pawn Storm: New Targets and Politically Motivated Campaigns 
https://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/update-pawn-storm-new-targets-politically-motivated-campaigns/

 

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