Newswise: Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States

Newswise: Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States. “Internet crimes are becoming more sophisticated and persistent in Florida and several of America’s other most populous states, including California, New York, Texas, Virginia and North Carolina, according to research from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Forensic Accounting.”

ZDNet: Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices

ZDNet: Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices. “A hacker has published this week a massive list of Telnet credentials for more than 515,000 servers, home routers, and IoT (Internet of Things) ‘smart’ devices. The list, which was published on a popular hacking forum, includes each device’s IP address, along with a username and password for the Telnet service, a remote access protocol that can be used to control devices over the internet.”

The Verge: Facebook accused of shutting out mobile competitors in lawsuit

The Verge: Facebook accused of shutting out mobile competitors in lawsuit. “The suit, which is seeking class-action status, argues that the company ‘identified and categorized potential market threats, then extinguished those threats’ by cutting them off from access to data on its platform. Facebook, the suit alleges, “moved aggressively to shut out entirely direct competitors,” like WeChat, by revoking access to its platform.”

Techdirt: Study Shows The Internet Is Hugely Vulnerable To SIM Hijacking Attacks

Techdirt: Study Shows The Internet Is Hugely Vulnerable To SIM Hijacking Attacks. “U.S. Wireless carriers are coming under heavy fire for failing to protect their users from the practice of SIM hijacking. The practice usually involves conning or bribing a wireless employee to port a victim’s cell phone number right out from underneath them, letting the attacker then pose as the customer to potentially devastating effect. Carriers are facing numerous lawsuits from victims who say attackers used the trick to first steal their identity, then millions in cryptocurrency, or even popular social media accounts.”

Wired: An Open Source Effort to Encrypt the Internet of Things

Wired: An Open Source Effort to Encrypt the Internet of Things. “End-to-end encryption is a staple of secure messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal. It ensures that no one—even the app developer—can access your data as it traverses the web. But what if you could bring some version of that protection to increasingly ubiquitous—and notoriously insecure—Internet of Things devices?”

ZDNet: This free ransomware decryption tool just got a handy update

ZDNet: This free ransomware decryption tool just got a handy update. “A free decryption tool for a form of ransomware which has plaguing victims 2017 has just been updated with additional capabilities to make it more effective at returning encrypted files – without the need to give into the demands of cyber criminals.”

Route Fifty: FBI to Alert States About Local Election System Hacks

Route Fifty: FBI to Alert States About Local Election System Hacks. “The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday it will begin informing state election officials when local election systems are hacked, a policy change intended to improve cybersecurity coordination and address concerns state leaders have raised about transparency.”