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  1. A cryptocurrency investor is suing AT&T because criminals were able to empty his accounts through SIM swap fraud (aka account port out fraud), even though he had already asked for additional protections to be set up on his AT&T account. He is asking the US District Court for the Central District of California to find in his favor and award him $24 million of compensatory damages and over $200 million of punitive damages. “Given all … More

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  2. Google is expanding its vulnerability reward program again: the company wants to be notified about techniques that allow third parties to successfully bypass their abuse, fraud, and spam systems. About the program expansion “This expansion is intended to reward research that helps us mitigate potential abuse methods,” Eric Brown and Marc Henson of Google’s Trust and Safety team explained. “A few examples of potentially valid reports for this program could include bypassing our account recovery … More

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  3. Risk Based Security released its Mid-Year 2018 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 2,308 publicly disclosed data compromise events through June 30th. After a surprising drop in the number of reported data breaches in first quarter, breach activity appears to be returning to a more “normal” pace. At the mid-year point, 2018 closely mirrors 2016’s breach experience but still trails the high water mark set in 2017. “2018 has been a curious year. … More

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  4. Cloud computing ranks as the top risk concern for executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, according to the latest survey by Gartner. In Gartner’s latest quarterly Emerging Risks Report, 110 senior executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance at large global organizations identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter. Additional information security risks, such as cybersecurity disclosure and GDPR compliance, ranked among the top five concerns of the executives … More

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  5. This PowerShell tutorial opens with an introduction to PowerShell scripting basics. It guides you through various topics, starting with launching PowerShell and preparing to run PowerShell scripts. Learning these basics will help you easily perform virtually any administration task in your Windows IT environment. In this eBook you’ll find: PowerShell (PS) Scripting Basics Top 10 Active Directory Management Tasks with PS Top 10 File System Management Tasks with PS Automating PS Scripts – How to … More

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  6. Vulnerable IPSec IKE implementations used in Cisco, Huawei, ZyXel and Clavister networking devices can allow attackers to retrieve session keys and decrypt connections, researchers have found. The attack Dennis Felsch, Martin Grothe and Jörg Schwenk from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and Adam Czubak and Marcin Szymanek of the University of Opole are scheduled to demonstrate the new attack this week at the USENIX Security Symposium in Baltimore. In the meantime, they published a paper about their discovery. … More

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