They could use the vulnerability in the GSM technology -- which is used by most telecom operators globally and by billions of people -- to make calls or send texts to expensive, premium phone and messaging services in scams, said Karsten Nohl, head of Berlin-based Security Research Labs.[reuters.com]
Anonymous struck again on Monday morning -- and the backlash by the infamous hacking group may not be over yet. Anonymous, which took down Strategic Forecasting's Web site over the weekend, has vowed to strike again. This time, the targets are Stratfor members who are speaking out to support the firm.[newsfactor.com]
In today’s information security environment, there can be little doubt that the human element is the weakest link in cybersecurity. Recent high-profile security compromises, including the RSA breach, started with targeted phishing – underscoring the vulnerability of human interactions in the cybersecurity chain.[crn.com]
There is some interesting discussion in the comments ...
Unfortunately, the really important lessons don't seemed to have been taught in this case ...
This is one of the most enlightened LP ops I've seen lately. No one is getting hot. They're all just hooking on and acting as sources of drag as he tries to leave ... (I refer to this approach, when performed as a coordinated technique, as 'The Octopus'.) I bet by the time the cops arrives, the perp just wanted to lie down and take a nap.
How ... uh ... unfortunate ...
It's way more intense when you have someone standing there saying it's so than when you have some cheesy note left tucked in the toilet paper dispenser or something ...
Pima County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect that snatched a purse from a woman loading groceries into her car outside a northside supermarket, and his accomplice, who nearly hit the victim and another person as he drove away. This is the third attack in three days by the same suspects in the same supermarket, PCSD officials state.[kvoa.com]
Running into the escape path isn't a particularly bright move. She appears to be lucky that the perp swerved to miss hitting her ...
With associates positioned within the United States military, gang members have taken advantage of opportunities to acquire military-grade weapons, such as assault rifles, grenades, and body armor, according to a recent report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Gang Intelligence Center.[washingtonexaminer.com]
If the Carrier IQ saga and Wikileaks spyware docs weren’t enough mobile insecurity for you, the hits keep coming. Scientists from NC State have identified an exploit in select Android phones that allows an app to get permissions to do nearly anything: record calls, take pictures or video, log SMS, and track locations.[geek.com]
This is a 'Darwinian' problem, not a security problem ...The melee resulted in about a dozen people hurt. Many of the injuries were sustained when fans jumped onto the field from a barrier as high as 15 feet in places, said Michael Authement, director of operations for emergency medical provider LifeNet EMS. Others were stomped on in the push to get to the field, he said.[wsj.com]
I'm surprised that they don't release video of him walking. There's a good chance someone would recognized the body dynamic and dime on him for the $20K ...