Information Security – Top Stories

June, 2016

What Caused Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts Hack & What That Teaches Us About Password Security

Those of us who have a Facebook account must have come across a security tip that says: “Don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else online”. Unfortunately, […]
October, 2015

How to Protect Your Car and Yourself Against Car Hacking

According to Market Info Group (MiG), security holes currently allow an hacker to take a PC, physically connect it to the Ethernet network inside a car and use a software command to take control of the vehicle. Alternately, hackers could infect the system with a Trojan, which would let them take control of an engine remotely, while a person is driving the car. A true nightmare scenario.
July, 2015

What’s the Connection Between Micro-Satellites and Telemedicine?

Advanced, next-generation micro-satellites will mature, enabling many developed and developing countries to build their own micro-satellites networks, for satellite communications, hosting either RF or laser payloads.
June, 2015

Global Cyber Warfare – Now at Full Swing, Creating a Multi-Billion Dollars Market

The list of documented recent cyber battles is long, the casualties are varied, and the consequences highly disturbing: Stuxnet, Flame, Operation Red October, Aurora, Shamoon, Turla, […]
January, 2015

The Ascendency of Cyber Weapons

Various governments across the world are the most active in designing new cyber weapons, mainly because the development of cyber weapons is much easier and cheaper than the creation of conventional weapons.
October, 2014

Facebook (Re)Inventing the Future of Connectivity – A Good Plan with a Fatal Flaw

Facebook must choose between flying and operating the Internet radios. They won’t be able to do both with existing or foreseeable aircraft technology. MiG’s research and analysis lists many technical problems, such as the fact that about 80% of the plane’s energy goes into staying airborne, leaving too little left for a payload.
September, 2014

America’s Military Shops for Cyber Weapons

US Army trying to identify potential sources for the purchase of cyber weapons. They're scrutinizing industry responses on cyber tools that could be utilized for future strategic and tactical cyber warfare needs.
August, 2014

Cyber Weapons’ Black Market – A Huge Under-Reported Segment

Cyber weapons, and their market, are like icebergs: most of their bulk is hidden from the eyes, creating an underworld and an under-market that is under-reported and under researched, despite it being worth billions.
August, 2014

Huge Russian Internet Credentials Heist – A Chronology of a Predictable Hacking

A gang of Russian criminals got hold of 1.2 billion username and password combinations, as well as credentials for more than 500 million email addresses, amassing the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials. The criminals have been using the stolen information to send spam on social networks like Twitter, collecting fees for their work.
April, 2014

The Heartbleed That’ll Give You a Heart Attack

As long as the vulnerable version of OpenSSL is in use, it can be abused. Fixed OpenSSL has been released, and now it has to be deployed. The fix implements checking on the length of the payload, and silently fails (sends no response) if len_payload is incorrect or out-of-spec.

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