Daily CyberSecurity News For October 29th 2016

  1. Bug Bounty Hunter Launches Accidental DDoS Attack on 911 Systems via iOS BugFrom Softpedia. 

    The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai, an 18-year-old teenager from the Phoenix area, for flooding the 911 emergency system with hang-up calls.

    According to a press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Desai created a JavaScript exploit, which he shared on Twitter and other websites with his friends.

    People accessing Desai’s link from their iPhones saw their phone automatically dial and redial 911.

Top CyberSecurity News For 15th July 2016

  1. The man who cracked the first iPhone reveals how hackers really operateFrom Tech Insider. The man who cracked Apple’s security protocols and unlocked the first iPhone gave us all a five-minute hacking lesson, courtesy of Viceland’s Cyberwar series. In a clip that didn’t make it on television, George Hotz (aka “geohot”) takes host Ben Makuch through the steps necessary for him to gain access to a laptop connected to WiFi. For the purposes of the demo, Hotz placed a laptop in his office, which is connected to his WiFi network. But, he explains, it just as well could be connected to the Internet.

Top CyberSecurity News For 3rd July 2016

  1. Cracking Android Full Disk EncryptionFrom Hacker News. The heated battle between Apple and the FBI provoked a lot of talk about encryption – the technology that has been used to keep all your bits and bytes as safe as possible.
    We can not say a lot about Apple’s users, but Android users are at severe risk when it comes to encryption of their personal and sensitive data. Android’s full-disk encryption can be cracked much more easily than expected with brute force attack and some patience, affecting potentially hundreds of millions of mobile devices.