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Google Public DNS gets DNS-over-TLS treatment

(Image: Vladimir_Timofeev, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Google Public DNS, the product name for the DNS servers that sit at IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, is now able to handle the more secure DNS-over-TLS specification. Domain Name System (DNS) is the distributed, phone book-like method for converting domain names into IP addresses. Traditionally, ...

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New tool automates phishing attacks that bypass 2FA

Image: Piotr Duszyński A new penetration testing tool published at the start of the year by a security researcher can automate phishing attacks with an ease never seen before and can even blow through login operations for accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA). Named Modlishka –the English pronunciation of the ...

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NSA to release a free reverse engineering tool

The US National Security Agency will release a free reverse engineering tool at the upcoming RSA security conference that will be held at the start of March, in San Francisco. The software’s name is GHIDRA and in technical terms, is a disassembler, a piece of software that breaks down executable ...

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Security researcher cracks Google’s Widevine DRM (L3 only)

Image: Widevine team A British security researcher has cracked the L3 protection level of Google’s Widevine digital rights management (DRM) technology. The hack can allow the researcher to decrypt content transferred via DRM-protected multimedia streams. While “cracking Google’s DRM” sounds very cool, the hack isn’t likely to fuel a massive ...

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Ransomware suspected in cyberattack that crippled major US newspapers

The Ryuk ransomware strain is the primary suspect in a cyberattack that caused printing and delivery disruptions for several major US newspapers over the weekend. The attack reportedly affected printing centers operated by Tribune Publishing and former Tribune Publishing property, the Los Angeles Times. All Tribune Publishing newspapers were impacted ...

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Cyberwar predictions for 2019: The stakes have been raised

Image: the-lightwriter, Getty Images/iStockphoto special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Read More Before the internet era, geopolitical tensions drove ...

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