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All aboard the cybersecurity train! CHOOO CHOOOO! Each week we bring you the greatest and most terrifying cybersecurity and hacking-related news on the web. This is….THIS WEEK IN GETTING HACKED!
On to the links…
One of the major political party candidates for President of the United States has asked America’s No. 1 enemy, Russia, to hack their political opponent. Bet you won’t guess who it was…
In other political hacking news, WikiLeaks has released voicemails from DNC officials that were obtained in the recent DNC hack. Over 14 minutes of voicemails from various numbers were leaked, providing insights like a day trip to the zoo and other mundane facts that don’t provide any serious material to anyone with a rational mind.
In other OTHER political hacking news, cybersecurity software firm Avast tricked 1,200 Republican delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland into connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the convention and city. Avast set up networks named “Attwifi”, “Google Starbucks”, and “Xfinitywifi” and over the course of a day, GOP delegates transmitted 1.6Gbps of data.
Also of note, while they were connected, 68% of their identities were exposed. Should’ve set up their own server…
The FBI is gearing up for a big fight in their usage of certain data collecting techniques in a string of cases where they used malware to grab the online identifiers of individuals visiting a dark web child pornography website.
The FBI has been keeping busy, too, by bugging courthouses around California.
If you’re using certain wireless keyboards, your info might be at risk because of vulnerabilities that allow hackers to track your keystrokes with software called KeySniffer. First off, gross name. KeySniffer? Have you seen people’s keyboards?
I wouldn’t want to even come close to most people let alone their keyboards.
Russia is collecting your encryption keys and nobody seems to care.