Cool News Story Bro! Week of 3-31-2017

Destruct_icon here as Otakun has been moving. Unfortunately, I’ve been extremely busy over the past week so I couldn’t get this news set up in a timely manner but here we go! Here’s some goodness for you to check out.

News Stories:

  1. Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN?

    1. Many different media outlets have been reporting the changes to the privacy regulations which blocked ISPs from selling data about their users. KrebsonSecurity has a great write up explaining what it means for you and how you shouldn’t just jump to any available VPN as a solution.
    2. Read More @ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/post-fcc-privacy-rules-should-you-vpn/
  2. Over 85% Of Smart TVs Can Be Hacked Remotely Using Broadcasting Signals

    1. A cyber security researcher discovered a way to send out malicious commands via digital video broadcasting signals and obtain root access on Smart TVs. This article also contains a video of the demonstration. Very interesting.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/03/hacking-smart-tvs.html
  3. ‘Sundown’ Rises as New Threat in Depleted Exploit Kit Landscape

    1. With so many exploit kits stepping aside or outright disappearing, Sundown is starting to rise in the market due to a combination of multiple methods of infection as well as the ongoing efforts from the developers to make the kit less conspicuous.
    2. Read More @ http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/sundown-rises-as-new-threat-in-depleted-exploit-kit-landscape/d/d-id/1328535
  4. WikiLeaks Reveals ‘Marble’ Source Code that CIA Used to Frame Russia and China

    1. With the Vault 7 leak still going strong, it’s found that a packer/obfuscator was built to mask some of the malware built by the CIA to look like it was coming from other countries. I wonder how many holes in threat actor attributions might be filled up from previous investigations.
    2. Read More @ http://thehackernews.com/2017/03/cia-marble-framework.html

Thanks for reading as always! I’d like to mention that I am trying to finish up Part 2 of the Kovter identified malware from Something Phishy – 03-15-2017 – (Part 1). I have a few hundred IPs to check through and get some reputation on. I should hopefully be able to get to it over this weekend.


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