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California to require “kill switches” on cell phones

Turn them off  in case they’re stolen.

FBI Warns of Spear-Phishing Campaign

The FBI is is alerting the public about a large, ongoing spear-phishing campaign.  The phishing campaign  started on or about  July 21, 2014 and is primarily targeting the energy industry.  However, the FBI has high confidence that other industries like Education are being  targeted as well.  The phishing emails are exploiting a recent Internet Explorer (IE) zero-day vulnerabilities CVE-2014-1815, and CVE-2014-0310 and  the phishing messages come from various email addresses,

“Rachel from Cardholder Services” and Defcon

where they set up a contest called “Zapping Rachel” for hackers to build a honeypot for attracting robocallers.

Tomorrow is Patch Tuesday

“Microsoft has posted nine bulletins in its August Patch Tuesday update, covering Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, SQL Server, and Sharepoint.”

Microsoft to drop support for Internet Explorer 6,7,8 in Jan 2016

If you still must use XP, you shouldn’t be using Internet Explorer.  Microsoft to drop support for old IE versions.

Hacker “redirects” 19 ISPs in Bitcoin Theft

Using BGP, a bad guy controlled router traffic in an attempt to steal cpu cycles for mining Bitcoin.

Company that sells “professional” keylogging software hacked

FinFisher, the company that sells the similarly named professional spying software, has lost about 40GB of data that contains effectiveness reports and other internal documents.

WordPress/Drupal DOS vulnerability

A newly discovered flaw could allow Denial of Service attack vs websites.

The Pwnie Award nominees

The best “security fails” of the year.

Bad guys have 1 billion passwords, probably a record.

A “Russian” gang of “hackers” have gather a record number of Internet usernames and passwords.