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Security

The Unraveling of Empire: Empire Darknet Market Admins Arrested

In the shadowy corridors of the internet, where anonymity reigns and the untraceable currency flows like water, the fall of Empire Market has unfolded like a modern-day digital tragedy. The recent arrest of Thomas Pavey and Rahee Hamilton, the alleged architects behind one of the largest darknet markets in history, marks a significant chapter in […]

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Privacy Security

FCC fines wireless carriers $200 million for sharing user location data!

Tom and Kevin from Shared Security discuss two major cybersecurity and privacy news stories. The first topic covers the FCC issuing fines to major US wireless carriers for sharing users’ real-time location data, totaling nearly $200 million. They express surprise and skepticism over the carriers’ actions and deliberate on whether the fines would be impactful […]

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AWS Security

Breaking Analysis: Security budgets are growing but so is vendor sprawl

This video is from SiliconANGLE theCUBE. While leading vendors advocate for consolidation to address complexity, the data reveals that more than half of the firms are actually adding more security vendors. The analysis also highlights the demographic breakdown of spending trends, with midsize companies showing the highest increase.

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Developer Javascript Security

Chaos to Clarity: Deciphering Obfuscated JavaScript Malware

This video is from LaurieWired. Do you like solving programming puzzles? Want to uncover what a malicious attacker is actually trying to do with their code? In this video, we manually deobfuscate and Reverse Engineer an obfuscated JavaScript file. We look at a malicious loader file that downloads and executes a secondary AsyncRAT payload. You […]

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Linux Security

XZ Backdoor: Timeline and Overview

This video from Seytonic covers the XZ backdoor scandal. Sources: https://research.swtch.com/xz-timeline https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2024/03/29/4 https://bsky.app/profile/filippo.abyssdomain.expert/post/3kouaom62oi2b https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/04/what-we-know-about-the-xz-utils-backdoor-that-almost-infected-the-world/

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Security

This Malware Will Hijack Your Bank Account And Gmail

This video is from Ken Harris. Cookie hijacking (aka session hijacking) is becoming a much more common piece of malware. It spreads easily with some good social engineering and you can lose access to your accounts this way.

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