Time to recap the security going-ons for the past week, so let’s go!
- First story of the day comes courtesy of Krebs on Security, and it’s regarding the security firm “Norse”, who is best known for their interactive threat map, which sure looks pretty when the execs come through. However, it looks like they are having a number of internal issues including several high ranking executives leaving the company, as well as the announcement that they are merging with “SolarFlare”.
- Read More @ http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/01/sources-security-firm-norse-corp-imploding/
- Next, some news for the privacy conscious among us. Version 2.0 of the privacy focused Linux distro “Tails” has been released, sporting a number of improvements. Enjoy.
- Read More @ http://linux.slashdot.org/story/16/01/29/159219/privacy-centric-linux-distro-tails-hits-20-release
- Next, VirusTotal has added a new feature, as it now supports scanning of Firmware. Due to recent rise in firmware focused malware this is a welcome addition to the already extremely useful security tool.
- Read More @ https://threatpost.com/virustotal-supports-firmware-scanning/116072/
- Over the years browser “Private” browsing mode has become a staple of modern browsers, however the actual level of privacy afforded by such modes has been questions several times over the years. Latest example of this is the InPrivate mode on Microsoft’s “Edge” browser. Security researcher Brent Muir has done some analysis and concluded that it leaves quite a lot to be desired. Microsoft has commented saying that some of the features aren’t “Working as intended” and are supposedly working on a fix, though no time frame was provided.
- Read More @ http://betanews.com/2016/01/30/stop-using-microsoft-edges-inprivate-mode-if-you-value-your-privacy/
- Next, some Pirate Bay related news. The infamous torrent site has introduced a new streaming feature that allows users to stream movies and TV torrents directly. I am sure Hollywood will love this new feature.
- Read More @ http://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/02/06/0223200/the-pirate-bay-now-let-you-stream-movies-and-tv-not-just-download
- Google is expanding the features of it’s Chrome Safe Browsing mode to include protection against deceptive embedded content in order to help protect users from deceptive advertising and social engineering attempts. Welcome feature and a pretty useful one.
- Read More @ https://threatpost.com/google-safe-browsing-extends-to-deceptive-embedded-content/116135/