Day: August 6, 2020

When it comes to hacking societies, Russia remains the master at sowing discord and disinformation online

China can’t hold a candle to GRU’s shenanigans, says expert Black Hat While China is the bête noire du jour of the US government, Russia is the master of spreading disinformation, fostering conflict, and derailing discourse online, the Black Hat security conference was told today.… …read more Source:: Register

Where Dark Reading Goes Next

Dark Reading Editor-in-Chief gives a complete rundown of all the Dark Reading projects you might not even know about, his insight into the future of the security industry, and how we plan to cover it. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Black Hat 2020: Mercedes-Benz E-Series Rife with 19 Bugs

Researchers went into detail about the discovery and disclosure of 19 security flaws they found in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, which have all been fixed. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Social Movements Are Pushing Google Sheets To the Breaking Point

In the past decade, Google’s suite of collaborative tools has steadily gained prominence in social movements and other forms of widespread collaboration. From a report: It was used to organize Occupy Wall Street movements in 2011, disseminate resources for protesting after the U.S. election in 2016, and assemble response to the California wildfires in 2017….

On ‘Invisible Salamanders’ and Insecure Messages

Cornell researcher Paul Grubbs discusses how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages. …read more Source:: DarkReading

A 14-year Canadian Parliament member shares lessons on finding common ground

Honorable Mike Lake MP was elected to the Canadian Parliament in 2006. In 2019, Lake was re-elected to a fifth term, receiving the highest vote total out of all candidates, from all parties, across of Canada. Lake shares personal lessons on how to establish trust and find common ground with all stakeholders. …read more Source::…

Office 365’s Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don’t Know You’re Being Exploited Through It

Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks they’ve detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Information Operations Spotlighted at Black Hat as Election Worries Rise

From Russia’s “best-in-class” efforts at widening social divides in Western democracies to China’s blunt attacks on dissidents, information operations are becoming a greater threat, says a Stanford researcher. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Uber’s Q2 highlights COVID-19 economy shifts, worries

Uber’s financials are better suited to be an economic barometer instead of any fundamental analysis. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Canon Admits Ransomware Attack in Employee Note, Report

The consumer-electronics giant has suffered partial outages across its U.S. website and internal systems, reportedly thanks to the Maze gang. …read more Source:: Threatpost