Thursday, October 31, 2019

Insurance Journal: Ransomware Attacks Rise 37% in Q3, Targeting IT Vendors, Their Clients: Beazley

Insurance Journal: Ransomware Attacks Rise 37% in Q3, Targeting IT Vendors, Their Clients: Beazley.
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2019/10/29/546881.htm

Boing Boing: The penniless hero of the ransomware epidemic has written more decryptors than anyone else

Boing Boing: The penniless hero of the ransomware epidemic has written more decryptors than anyone else.
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/28/give-this-guy-a-grant.html

Ars Technica: The count of managed service providers getting hit with ransomware mounts

Ars Technica: The count of managed service providers getting hit with ransomware mounts.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/the-count-of-managed-service-providers-getting-hit-with-ransomware-mounts/

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

POLITICO: 4 ways Boeing’s CEO tripped up at Tuesday’s 737 MAX hearing

POLITICO: 4 ways Boeing's CEO tripped up at Tuesday's 737 MAX hearing.
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/29/boeing-ceo-dennis-muilenburg-737-max-hearing-061261

ZDNet: This old trojan malware is back with a new trick to help it hide in plain sight

ZDNet: This old trojan malware is back with a new trick to help it hide in plain sight.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-old-trojan-malware-is-back-with-a-new-trick-to-help-it-hide-in-plain-sight/

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hack votes

ZDNet: New 'unremovable' xHelper malware has infected 45,000 Android devices

ZDNet: New 'unremovable' xHelper malware has infected 45,000 Android devices.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-unremovable-xhelper-malware-has-infected-45000-android-devices/

Monday, October 28, 2019

The New Yorker: A Cybersecurity Firm’s Sharp Rise and Stunning Collapse

The New Yorker: A Cybersecurity Firm's Sharp Rise and Stunning Collapse.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/04/a-cybersecurity-firms-sharp-rise-and-stunning-collapse

Sunday, October 27, 2019

International Business Times, Singapore Edition: Avoid downloading these 42 malicious android apps which infect millions

International Business Times, Singapore Edition: Avoid downloading these 42 malicious android apps which infect millions.
https://www.ibtimes.sg/avoid-downloading-these-malicious-android-apps-which-infect-millions-33543

The New York Times: Boeing Shaped a Law to Its Liking. Weeks Later, a 737 Max Crashed.

The New York Times: Boeing Shaped a Law to Its Liking. Weeks Later, a 737 Max Crashed..
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/27/business/boeing-737-max-crashes.html

WIRED: Why Keybase Doesn't Offer Two Factor Authentication

WIRED: Why Keybase Doesn't Offer Two Factor Authentication.
https://www.wired.com/story/keybase-two-factor-authentication

Forbes: Windows 10 Security: Microsoft Reveals ‘Before Windows Boots’ Protection

cloudflare.com: Public keys are not enough for SSH security

The Next Web: Modern cybersecurity is inaccessible to smaller companies — and that’s bad for you

The Next Web: Modern cybersecurity is inaccessible to smaller companies — and that's bad for you.
https://thenextweb.com/podium/2019/10/26/modern-cybersecurity-is-inaccessible-to-smaller-companies-and-thats-bad-for-you/

Saturday, October 26, 2019

ZDNet: Nasty PHP7 remote code execution bug exploited in the wild

ZDNet: Nasty PHP7 remote code execution bug exploited in the wild.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/nasty-php7-remote-code-execution-bug-exploited-in-the-wild/

toptenreviews.com: Critical Android malware warning issued as up to 8 million devices infected

The Next Web: Hackers are now selling 'Raccoon' data-stealing malware as a $200 monthly service

The Next Web: Hackers are now selling 'Raccoon' data-stealing malware as a $200 monthly service.
https://thenextweb.com/security/2019/10/25/hackers-are-now-selling-raccoon-data-stealing-malware-as-a-200-monthly-service/

Friday, October 25, 2019

NPR: Indonesia Report: Pilots, Ground Crew Share Blame With Boeing For Lion Air Crash

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Civilizing Cyberspace

Data privacy means we all own our own data.

Civilizing Cyberspace

Digital democracy demands data privacy.

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Civilizing Cyberspace

Did you ever wonder why mathematics as a pure science is plagued by crime?

NPR: Boeing Exec Out As Company Prepares To Report More Post-Crash Losses

The U.S. Is On The Verge Of A Ransomware Epidemic

Ars Technica: Hackers steal secret crypto keys for NordVPN. Here’s what we know so far

Ars Technica: Hackers steal secret crypto keys for NordVPN. Here's what we know so far.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/hackers-steal-secret-crypto-keys-for-nordvpn-heres-what-we-know-so-far/

Civilizing Cyberspace

About the Book

Computer Science in the 21st Century and beyond is far more dangerous than anyone appreciates. It is not just endless, poorly guarded information; it is limitless battlegrounds in a software empowered war between good and evil in a conflicted world. Worse still, General-Purpose Computer Science replaces the standards of democracy with corrupt digital dictatorships. The Civilization of Cyberspace is the fight for a Digital Democracy that meets the needs of freedom-loving nations. A level digital playing field without the centralized hacker privileges used by mainframe architectures from the Cold War.
A mathematical machine is engineered for the people, instead of dictators, monopolies, criminals, and enemies. Kenneth J Hamer-Hodges wrote the microcode for the first such capability-based computer. The
PP250 deconstructed statically compiled procedures into dynamic object-oriented machine code, where digital boundaries detect and prevent malware and hacking. He takes a deep dive into the dilemmas of the General-Purpose Computer, using history to explain nature's fail-safe, future-safe machinery of life for anyone to understand. A universal model of computation revealed by the Church-Turing Thesis. Kenneth shows how form and function define the DNA of object boundaries needed for the flawless automation of software as a species that obeys all the laws defined by both sides of the Church-Turing Thesis.

Monday, October 21, 2019

CNBC: Boeing's 737 Max troubles deepen, taking airlines, suppliers with it

CNBC: Boeing's 737 Max troubles deepen, taking airlines, suppliers with it.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/21/boeings-737-max-troubles-deepen-taking-arilines-suppliers-with-it.html

TechCrunch: NordVPN confirms it was hacked

TechCrunch: NordVPN confirms it was hacked.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/21/nordvpn-confirms-it-was-hacked/

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fox News: Hackers are draining ATMs across the US

Fox News: Hackers are draining ATMs across the US.
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/hackers-are-draining-atms-across-the-us

Monday, October 14, 2019

ZDNet: Building China's Comac C919 airplane involved a lot of hacking, report says

ZDNet: Building China's Comac C919 airplane involved a lot of hacking, report says.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/building-chinas-comac-c919-airplane-involved-a-lot-of-hacking-report-says/

65% of stressed-out cybersecurity, IT workers think about quitting

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/11/65percent-of-stressed-out-cybersecurity-it-workers-think-about-quitting.html

Friday, October 11, 2019

ZDNet: Ransomware: Prepare for hackers launching even more destructive malware attacks

ZDNet: Ransomware: Prepare for hackers launching even more destructive malware attacks.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-prepare-for-hackers-launching-even-more-destructive-malware-attacks/

Ars Technica: Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware

Ars Technica: Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/attackers-exploit-an-itunes-zeroday-to-install-ransomware/

CNBC: We're all at risk when 65% of stressed-out cybersecurity and IT workers are thinking about quitting, tech exec warns

CNBC: We're all at risk when 65% of stressed-out cybersecurity and IT workers are thinking about quitting, tech exec warns.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/11/65percent-of-stressed-out-cybersecurity-it-workers-think-about-quitting.html

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mathematical Abstraction

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

An Anthem for Computer Science

'Those who view mathematical science, not merely as a vast body of abstract and immutable truths, whose intrinsic beauty, symmetry and logical completeness, when regarded in their connexion together as a whole, entitle them to a prominent place in the interest of all profound and logical minds, but as possessing a yet deeper interest for the human race, when it is remembered that this science constitutes the language through which alone we can adequately express the great facts of the natural world, and those unceasing changes of mutual relationship which, visibly or invisibly, consciously or unconsciously to our immediate physical perceptions, are interminably going on in the agencies of the creation we live amidst: those who thus think on mathematical truth as the instrument through which the weak mind of man can most effectually read his Creator's works, will regard with especial interest all that can tend to facilitate the translation of its principles into explicit practical forms.'
A.A.L. 1843

The Next Web: US hospitals opt for paying hackers to survive Ryuk ransomware attack

The Next Web: US hospitals opt for paying hackers to survive Ryuk ransomware attack.
https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/10/07/us-hospitals-pay-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-to-survive-ryuk-ransomware-attack/

Forbes: The Anatomy Of A Sophisticated, Large-Scale Ransomware Attack

Forbes: The Anatomy Of A Sophisticated, Large-Scale Ransomware Attack.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2019/10/07/the-anatomy-of-a-sophisticated-large-scale-ransomware-attack/

The Next Web: Hacking victim who paid Bitcoin ransom goes on to hack the hackers

The Next Web: Hacking victim who paid Bitcoin ransom goes on to hack the hackers.
https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/10/08/ransomware-bitcoin-hacker-cryptocurrency-muhstik-rekt/

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Forbes: The Standard Cybersecurity Model Is Fundamentally Broken

Forbes: The Standard Cybersecurity Model Is Fundamentally Broken.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2019/10/07/the-standard-cybersecurity-model-is-fundamentally-broken/

ZDNet: FBI warns about attacks that bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA)

ZDNet: FBI warns about attacks that bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA).
https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-warns-about-attacks-that-bypass-multi-factor-authentication-mfa/

Russian hacker group patches Chrome and Firefox to fingerprint TLS traffic | ZDNet

Hi, I thought you'd like this: Russian hacker group patches Chrome and Firefox to fingerprint TLS traffic | ZDNet - https://www.zdnet.com/article/russian-hacker-group-patches-chrome-and-firefox-to-fingerprint-tls-traffic/

Decades-Old Code Is Putting Millions of Critical Devices at Risk | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/story/urgent-11-ipnet-vulnerable-devices/

A VxWorks Operating System Bug Exposes 200 Million Critical Devices | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/story/vxworks-vulnerabilities-urgent11/

WIRED: A Bug in Popular Android Phones Gives Hackers Full Control

WIRED: A Bug in Popular Android Phones Gives Hackers Full Control.
https://www.wired.com/story/android-smartphone-hacking-fcc-bots-voatz-security-news

Sunday, October 6, 2019

WIRED: 7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You

WIRED: 7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You.
https://www.wired.com/story/cybersecurity-threats-that-can-sneak-up-on-you

Church-Turing Machines

A Church-Turing Machine obeys the laws of the Lambda-Calculus as a fail-safe process of computation based on the Church-Turing Thesis. A Church-Turing Machine is a future-safe, fail-safe computer that operates using encapsulated mathematical symbols. The same mathematical process of expressions taught at school. Implementing the laws of the Lambda-Calculus leads to infallible automation first proven by Charles Babbage, and previously demonstrated by the Abacus and the Slide Rule.

The Infallible Automation of Computer Science

A General-Purpose Computer is like Napiers Bones while a Church-Turing Machine is like a slide rule. A machine has a cyclic framework for computation instead of a set of loose parts. One is just a pile of stones used for counting while the other is a fail-safe machine for mathematical functions. Read Civilizing Cyberspace to understand more how the laws of the Lambda Calculus define the machinery of computer science, and why the Church-Turing Thesis holds the keys, both figuratively and literally to the future of cyber democracy.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

How The NSA And U.S. Cyber Command Hacked ISIS's Media Operation : NPR

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/26/763545811/how-the-u-s-hacked-isis?ft=nprml&f=1001

CrowdStrike: aviation industry hacker had high-level access to secrets

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/01/crowdstrike-aviation-industry-hacker-had-high-level-access-to-secrets.html

Report: Nation state hackers and cyber criminals are spoofing each other | ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/article/optiv-report-nation-state-hackers-and-cyber-criminals-are-spoofing-each-other/

Hackers are trading millions of stolen passwords on a secret network - Business Insider

https://www.businessinsider.com/hackers-trade-stolen-passwords-secret-network-2019-10

WhatsApp chats can be hacked with a malicious GIF | TechRadar

https://www.techradar.com/news/whatsapp-chats-hacked-with-a-malicious-gif

WhatsApp chats can be hacked with a malicious GIF | TechRadar

https://www.techradar.com/news/whatsapp-chats-hacked-with-a-malicious-gif

Cybersecurity is a bubble, but it’s not ready to burst | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/03/cybersecurity-is-a-bubble-but-its-not-ready-to-burst/

Boeing failed to make it clear to pilots of 737 Max jets what do in a cockpit emergency, NTSB says

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7509323/amp/Boeing-did-not-adequately-consider-pilot-reactions-737-MAX-NTSB.html?ico=amp_articleRelated

FBI issues alert warning of potential 'high-impact' ransomware attacks | TheHill

https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/464262-fbi-issues-alert-warning-businesses-of-potential-high-impact-ransomware

Southwest Airline pilots union says Boeing 737 Max jets may not return to the skies 'until March' | Daily Mail Online

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7522737/Southwest-pilots-February-March-return-Boeing-Max.html

Boeing's 737 Max MCAS has better-designed military forerunner — Quartz

https://qz.com/1718506/boeings-737-max-mcas-has-better-designed-military-forerunner/

Fwd:737



https://fortune.com/2019/10/04/boeing-737-max-culture-muilenburg/

Fwd: CNET: Android exploit leaves some Pixel, Galaxy phones vulnerable to hacks



CNET: Android exploit leaves some Pixel, Galaxy phones vulnerable to hacks.
https://www.cnet.com/news/android-exploit-leaves-some-pixel-galaxy-phones-vulnerable-to-hacks/

ZDNet: Russian hacker group patches Chrome and Firefox to fingerprint TLS traffic

ZDNet: Russian hacker group patches Chrome and Firefox to fingerprint TLS traffic.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/russian-hacker-group-patches-chrome-and-firefox-to-fingerprint-tls-traffic/

Friday, October 4, 2019

CNET: Android exploit leaves some Pixel, Galaxy phones vulnerable to hacks

CNET: Android exploit leaves some Pixel, Galaxy phones vulnerable to hacks.
https://www.cnet.com/news/android-exploit-leaves-some-pixel-galaxy-phones-vulnerable-to-hacks/