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DDoS attacks abusing exposed LDAP servers on the rise

Each DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack seem to be larger than the last, and recent advisories from Akamai and Ixia indicate that attackers are stepping up their game.

As attackers expand their arsenal of reflection methods to target CLDAP ...

Unraveling the Lamberts Toolkit

The Lamberts is a family of sophisticated attack tools that has been used by one or multiple threat actors against high-profile victims since at least 2008.

The arsenal includes network-driven backdoors, several generations of modular backdoors, harvesting tools, and wipers.

Feds deliver fatal blow to botnet that menaced world for 7...

Alleged Kelihos kingpin arrested while his family traveled from Russia to Spain.

Twitch unleashes scorched-earth attack to unveil malicious spambot creator

PayPal, CloudFlare, Shaw, and Whois “are involved” in attacks, Twitch claims.

Downloads of VPN-equipped Opera browser double after Congress revokes Internet privacy...

Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers' surfing history.Opera debuted a VPN -- virtual private network -- a year ago, and finalized the feature in September.

A VPN disguises the actual IP address of the user, effectively anonymizing the browsing, and encrypts the data transmitted to and from sites, creating a secure "tunnel" to the destination.[ Also on InfoWorld: Want privacy? Congress says you'll have to pay for it. |  Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]By using a VPN, U.S. users block their Internet service providers (ISPs) from recording their online activity.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

To keep classified docs from WikiLeaks secret, DOJ drops 2 child...

Judge: Feds relied on timestamp metadata, but withheld exploit code.

Russian hacking goes far beyond 2016 pro-Trump effort

As the Senate Intelligence Committee held its first public hearings examining Russian hacking yesterday, lawmakers received a stark warning that the intrusions have been far broader in scope than the intelligence community's finding that Russian hac...

The Mistakes of Smart Medicine

A technological boom in medicine both encouraged medical institutions to use exclusively information systems in processing data and led to the emergence of new types of technological equipment and personal devices that can be used to interact with traditional systems and networks.

This means that the threats that are relevant for them can also be relevant for medical systems.

The reasons why you should hide your IP address

As your IP becomes firmly linked to your physical identity, it is more important than ever that we take personal responsibility for how exposed we allow ourselves to be online.

Malware finds unwitting ally in GitHub

Just because it's on GitHub doesn't mean it's legitimate.

A financially motivated espionage group is abusing a GitHub repository for C&C (command and control) communications, Trend Micro warned. Researchers found malware used by Winnti, a group...

DNS lookups can reveal every web page you visit, says German...

The fix is simple: turn your modem on and off again to get a new IP address. Or ask your ISP to assign them more often Domain-name lookups only tell you site visits, not pages viewed, right? Wrong: the interaction between a user and the Domain Name System is more revealing than previously believed, according to a paper from German postdoc researcher Dominik Herrmann.…

Microsoft’s DRM can expose Windows-on-Tor users’ IP address

Anonymity-lovers best not watch movies as .WMV files Windows users running the Tor browser can be tricked into uncloaking themselves, with a pretty straightforward trick based on Microsoft's DRM system.…