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InfoSec News Nuggets 11/18/2019
1 - PrankDial.com Exposes 138 Million Records via Unprotected Database Prank calling service “PrankDial.com” has exposed 138 million log records after they have left a non-password protected database
AboutDFIR Content Update 11/17/2019
Happy Sunday, all! Minor update today so this will be a short one: Tools & Artifacts - Windows - more blogs posts for new and existing artifacts.  Tools and Artifacts - File Systems - added
AboutDFIR Content Update 11/16/2019
Today's update is about fixing some readability issues on mobile devices with the data tables. I went through the entire site A-Z on my Google Pixel 2 XL to identify mobile readability issues and I th...
AboutDFIR Content Update 11/15/2019
Happy Friday everyone! Expect a higher tempo of posts from me regarding site content updates. As long as I change something on the site on a given day, I will make a quick blog post about it. This wil...
InfoSec News Nuggets 11/15/2019
1 - Ransom payments averaging $41,000 per incident The average ransom payment paid out by victims increased 13 percent, to $41,000, during the last three months, but researchers noted the rate of inc...
InfoSec News Nuggets 11/14/2019
1 - Iowa paid a security firm to break into a courthouse, then arrested employees when they succeeded The state of Iowa contracted with a prominent cybersecurity company to conduct “penetration tests
InfoSec News Nuggets 11/13/2019
1 - Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law Microsoft is taking a step toward guarding customer privacy that will impact the bottom line. The company said in a blog post on Mon
InfoSec News Nuggets 11/12/2019
1 - BlueKeep Attacks Crash Systems Due to Meltdown Patch The recent attacks exploiting the BlueKeep vulnerability to deliver cryptocurrency miners caused some systems to crash due to a Meltdown patch
InfoSec News Nuggets 11/11/2019
1 - Brazilian government announces creation of AI lab network The Brazilian government has announced it will create a network of eight research facilities focused on artificial intelligence (AI). The...
Just Another AboutDFIR Content Update
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! This has always been one of my favorite times of the year as a Veteran and (former) Marine. Today is the USMC's 244th birthday and tomorrow is Veteran's Day!...
InfoSec News Nuggets 11/08/2019
1 - Cisco: All these routers have the same embedded crypto keys, so update firmware Security researchers have found that the firmware for several Cisco small-business routers contains numerous securi...
InfoSec News Nuggets 11/07/2019
1 - LA is fast becoming a fintech hub as HMBradley launches another West Coast challenger bank Add HMBradley to the list of Los Angeles based startups looking to shake up the world of high finance ty