InfoSec News Nuggets 2/9/2024

Half of polled infosec pros say their degree was less than useful for real-world work Half of infosec professionals polled by Kaspersky said any cybersecurity knowledge they picked up from their higher education is at best somewhat useful for doing their day jobs. On the other hand, half said the know-how was at least very useful. We're a glass half-empty lot. The Moscow-headquartered multinational revealed those figures today in the first part of a multi-stage…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 11/01/2022

New open-source tool scans public AWS S3 buckets for secrets A new open-source 'S3crets Scanner' scanner allows researchers and red-teamers to search for 'secrets' mistakenly stored in publicly exposed or company's Amazon AWS S3 storage buckets. Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a cloud storage service commonly used by companies to store software, services, and data in containers known as buckets. Unfortunately, companies sometimes fail to properly secure their S3 buckets and thus publicly expose…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 09/29/2022

Stealthy hackers target military and weapons contractors in recent attack Security researchers have discovered a new campaign targeting multiple military contractors involved in weapon manufacturing, including an F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft components supplier. The highly targeted attacks begin with a phishing email sent to employees, leading to a multi-stage infection involving many persistence and detection avoidance systems. The campaign stands out for its secure C2 infrastructure and multiple layers of obfuscation in the PowerShell…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/16/2020

World’s fastest AI supercomputer is coming to Italy Nvidia today announced that its accelerated computing platform will be used to build the world’s fastest AI supercomputer. The new system — called Leonardo — is being constructed by French IT firm Atos for Italian inter-university consortium Cineca. It’s expected to deliver 10 exaflops of FP16 AI performance, which will be harnessed by Cineca researchers to simulate planetary forces behind climate change and molecular movements inside a coronavirus molecule. Nvidia…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 2/11/2020

1 -  FBI is investigating more than 1,000 cases of Chinese theft of US technology Members of the US government held a conference in Washington this week on the topic of Chinese theft of intellectual property from US technology firms and the US academic sector. Officials said the purpose of the conference -- named the China Initiative Conference -- was to bring the US private sector and the academic and research communities up to speed…
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