Computerworld Security: September 01, 2015
Russia, China said to use hacked databases to find U.S. spies
Russian and Chinese cyberspying units are reportedly cross-checking hacked
databases to identify U.S. intelligence operatives.
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DDoS attacks more than doubled compared to Q2 2014
The threat posed by distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application
attacks continues to grow each quarter. Malicious actors are continually
changing the game by switching tactics. DDoS attacks double from 2014, set new
record; Shellshock vulnerability leveraged in 49% of web application attacks;
new WordPress plugin vulnerabilities.
IN THIS ISSUE
1. KeyRaider malware stole over 225,000 Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices
2. U.S. readies sanctions against China for cyberspying
3. iPhone jailbreak? STAHP! KeyRaider is Apple's worst iOS nightmare come true
4. Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick.
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KeyRaider malware stole over 225,000 Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices
A new iOS malware targeting jailbroken Apple devices has pulled off the "largest
known Apple account theft caused by malware."
U.S. readies sanctions against China for cyberspying
Experts question whether the penalties on Chinese companies for economic cyber
espionage will have a significant effect.
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iPhone jailbreak? STAHP! KeyRaider is Apple's worst iOS nightmare come true
Don't jailbreak your iPhone or iPad. That's the stark warning given by some
commentators after a huge hack came to light. Hundreds of thousands of Apple
accounts got hijacked, thanks to the KeyRaider iOS malware from a Cydia repo in
Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick.
Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet today, but one Turing Award winner
has an algorithmic approach he thinks could make them not only easier to manage
but also more secure.
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