Hackers strike Russia and Iran Networks exploiting Cisco

Last week, the hacking crew “JHT” launched a hacking campaign against CISCO devices in Russian and Iranian networks.

The hackers exploited the Cisco CVE-2018-0171 Smart Install to reset the routers to the startup-config and reboot the devices, then they left the following message to the victims:

“Don’t mess with our elections…. -JHT usafreedom_jht@tutanota.com” Continue reading “Hackers strike Russia and Iran Networks exploiting Cisco”

Russia in control of critical infrastructure? Let’s not over react

As I scroll through Facebook I began seeing posts about ‘Russia in control of our infrastructure’. People reacting to something that most cybersecurity researchers have known about for quite some time. And guess what, we’re not freaking out just yet.

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation took the unusual step of issuing an alert fingering the Russian government for targeting U.S. critical infrastructure with cyberattacks. Continue reading “Russia in control of critical infrastructure? Let’s not over react”

Can Cellebrite really unlock every iPhone?

Israel-based Cellebrite reportedly privately announced the capability to subvert the security of iOS 11 enabled devices including the latest iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPod touch. Cellebrite works with the principal law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide.

Cellebrite provides the FBI with decryption technology as part of a contract signed in 2013, its technology allows investigators to extract information from mobile devices.

While the company hasn’t made a public announcement concerning its capabilities, anonymous sources told Forbes that in the last few months the company has developed undisclosed techniques to get into iOS 11 and is advertising them to law enforcement and private forensics firms across the globe. Continue reading “Can Cellebrite really unlock every iPhone?”

Surviving the Next Active Shooter

You’re at your desk or in a cafeteria or on a train when a guy bursts in firing a gun. What do you do?

According to former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, “People think, I’m going to die! or I’m going to be rescued. Rarely do they think about rescuing themselves.”

So how do you rescue yourself?

Emerson is now a crisis management expert and has written a bestselling book on the subject, 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation. It is a great read and I highly advise anyone who deems themselves a survivalist to pick up a copy.

His advice is much simpler: “Run.” Continue reading “Surviving the Next Active Shooter”