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Dropbox SDK for Android Exfiltration Flaw (March 11 & 12, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

A vulnerability in the Dropbox Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android could be exploited to reroute saved data to a different account; files already stored on Dropbox servers would not be vulnerable.......

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UK ISPs Take Another Tack to Block the Pirate Bay (March 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

Internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK are now blocking websites that offer pirated content as well as those that serve as proxies for such sites and even sites that simply list the proxy sites.......

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VICEPASS Malware Targets Home Routers (March 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

Malware dubbed VICEPASS connects to home routers, scans for connected devices, and sends harvested information to a command-and-control server before it deletes itself.......

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Dutch Court Strikes Down Data Retention Law (March 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

A Dutch district court has struck down a law that required telecommunications providers to retain customer data for six to 12 months.......

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Apple Updates for iOS and OS X (March 10 & 11, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

Apple has released security updates for iOS and OS X.......

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OpenSSL Audit (March 10, 2015)

SANS NewsBites - Sat, 2015-03-14 00:48

Researchers are set to begin an audit of OpenSSL.......

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Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Stir-Fry

Schneier on Security - Fri, 2015-03-13 18:29
Spicy squid masala stir-fry. Easy and delicious. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered....
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Fall Seminar on Catastrophic Risk

Schneier on Security - Fri, 2015-03-13 15:36
I am planning a study group at Harvard University (in Boston) for the Fall semester, on catastrophic risk. Berkman Study Group -- Catastrophic Risk: Technologies and Policy Technology empowers, for both good and bad. A broad history of "attack" technologies shows trends of empowerment, as individuals wield ever more destructive power. The natural endgame is a nuclear bomb in everybody's...
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