Harden Your Linux Via Lynis

If you run BSD (including OS X) or Linux then Lynis can audit your system and give feedback on hardening.

GoToMyPC Hacked

If you use the service, make sure you change your password and enable 2FA.

Hack The Pentagon Reveals 128 Flaws

The public was encouraged to “hack” 5 public govt websites.

Intel’s Chip On A Chip

Intel’s CPUs have a RISC based CPU meant for management of the host CPU.  Security personnel are worried that it could be abused to create a unkillable rootkit.

Microsoft’s New OEM Crapware Removal Tool

Microsoft is testing a way to “refresh” your new PC to have a pure Microsoft experience w/o all the crap (Norton, McAfee, etc.) trial software or buggy (ASUS, Lenovo, etc.) vendor provided utilities.

Critical Flash Patch

If you use Adobe Flash, patch it now.  Windows 10 and Chrome patch it themselves.

Wendy’s Breach Gets Bigger

Originally 300 stores had infected Point of Sale terminals, now that number is believed to be significantly bigger.

Tattoo Recognition Database

NIST has been working on algorithms for tattoo recognition.

uTorrent Forum Hacked

If you use the uTorrent forums you need to change your passwords.  The client has not been hacked.  uTorrent often includes “value added software.”

32M Twitter Passwords Found

Twitter says no systems have been hacked, these passwords have been gathered from somewhere else.