L33tdawg: If you're into IoT security, you might be interested in this upcoming talk by Chris Rouland at #HITBGSEC: A Walk Through Your Airspace: Understanding the IoT from DC to 10GhZ
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a future opportunity and risk, it’s already here. In 2015, we are about to hit the point of no return with IoT – where all, and not just some, corporate IT departments must consider and address the IT management and security implications of IoT.
Cyber-attacks are ten a penny now, and the FBI and other authorities that investigate these crimes around the world have many hurdles to cross if they want to catch a hacker. Police forces can often be hindered by the dark web and anonymizing tools used by cyber-criminals to cover their tracks, but there are also political barriers in arresting cyber-criminals in other countries as well as lengthy trials and investigations into home-grown perpetrators. A couple of high profile cases from recent years have shined a light on how cyber-crime cases are carried out.
Microsoft announced today that around 14 million people have installed Windows 10 on their computers. Windows 10 began rolling out in phases on Wednesday and the offer of a free upgrade from Windows 7 and 8 seems to be something that a lot of people decided was too good to pass up.
"We still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade," Microsoft marketing boss Yusuf Mehdi said.
French-born Mark Karpeles, head of the failed Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange, has been arrested in Japan.
The arrest comes eight months after Japanese police said they were confident the incident that saw most of the Bitcoin held by Mt Gox evaporate was the result of fraudulent transactions.
Karpeles had previously claimed the lost Bitcoin – worth hundreds of millions of dollars – were stolen in cyber-attacks, which led to the collapse of Mt Gox.
Until discontinued under mysterious circumstances last year, the open-source encryption tool TrueCrypt was pretty much the first choice for computer users looking to keep the contents of their hard drive out of the reach of unauthorised parties.
So I am fascinated to read a new technical report by Robert Lipovsky and Anton Cherepanov, security researchers at ESET, which brings to light that a Russian language version of TrueCrypt contains a secret backdoor trojan.