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Happy 8th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity! — Krebs on Security

Happy 8th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity! — Krebs on Security

Eight years ago today I set aside my Washington Post press badge and became an independent here at KrebsOnSecurity.com. What a wild ride i ...
Change Root Password Now — Krebs on Security

Change Root Password Now — Krebs on Security

A newly-discovered flaw in macOS High Sierra — Apple’s latest iteration of its operating system — allows anyone with local (and, apparentl ...
Fund Targets Victims Scammed Via Western Union — Krebs on Security

Fund Targets Victims Scammed Via Western Union — Krebs on Security

If you, a friend or loved one lost money in a scam involving Western Union, some or all of those funds may be recoverable thanks to a more ...
R.I.P. root9B? We Hardly Knew Ya! — Krebs on Security

R.I.P. root9B? We Hardly Knew Ya! — Krebs on Security

root9B Holdings, a company that many in the security industry consider little more than a big-name startup aimed at cashing in on the stoc ...
Adobe, Microsoft Patch Critical Cracks — Krebs on Security

Adobe, Microsoft Patch Critical Cracks — Krebs on Security

It’s Nov. 14 — the second Tuesday of the month (a.k.a. “Patch Tuesday) — and Adobe and Microsoft have issued gobs of security updates for ...
How to Opt Out of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History — Krebs on Security

How to Opt Out of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History — Krebs on Security

A KrebsOnSecurity series on how easy big-three credit bureau Equifax makes it to get detailed salary history data on tens of millions of A ...
Hack of Attack-for-Hire Service vDOS Snares New Mexico Man — Krebs on Security

Hack of Attack-for-Hire Service vDOS Snares New Mexico Man — Krebs on Security

A New Mexico man is facing federal hacking charges for allegedly using the now defunct attack-for-hire service vDOS to launch damaging dig ...
DDoS-for-Hire Service Launches Mobile App — Krebs on Security

DDoS-for-Hire Service Launches Mobile App — Krebs on Security

In May 2013 KrebsOnSecurity wrote about Ragebooter, a service that paying customers can use to launch powerful distributed denial-of-servi ...
Bitcoin fork called off at the last moment

Bitcoin fork called off at the last moment

No 2x today.Image: Alexander Demianchuk/gettyBy Jack Morse2017-11-08 19:01:01 UTC It ain't easy being Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has undergone s ...
Verbal Passwords — Krebs on Security

Verbal Passwords — Krebs on Security

There was a time when I was content to let my bank authenticate me over the phone by asking for some personal identifiers (SSN/DOB) that a ...
2nd Breach at Verticalscope Impacts 25M — Krebs on Security

2nd Breach at Verticalscope Impacts 25M — Krebs on Security

For the second time in as many years, hackers have compromised Verticalscope.com, a Canadian company that manages hundreds of popular Web ...
2nd Breach at Verticalscope Impacts Millions — Krebs on Security

2nd Breach at Verticalscope Impacts Millions — Krebs on Security

For the second time in as many years, hackers have compromised Verticalscope.com, a Canadian company that manages hundreds of popular Web ...
Equifax Reopens Salary Lookup Service — Krebs on Security

Equifax Reopens Salary Lookup Service — Krebs on Security

Equifax has re-opened a Web site that lets anyone look up the salary history of a large portion of the American workforce using little mor ...
Fear the Reaper, or Reaper Madness? — Krebs on Security

Fear the Reaper, or Reaper Madness? — Krebs on Security

Last week we looked at reports from China and Israel about a new “Internet of Things” malware strain called “Reaper” that researchers said ...
Dell Lost Control of Key Customer Support Domain for a Month in 2017 — Krebs on Security

Dell Lost Control of Key Customer Support Domain for a Month in 2017 — Krebs on Security

A Web site set up by PC maker Dell Inc. to help customers recover from malicious software and other computer maladies may have been hijack ...
Calm Before the IoT Security Storm? — Krebs on Security

Calm Before the IoT Security Storm? — Krebs on Security

It’s been just over a year since the world witnessed some of the world’s top online Web sites being taken down for much of the day by “Mir ...
What You Should Know About the ‘KRACK’ WiFi Security Weakness

What You Should Know About the ‘KRACK’ WiFi Security Weakness

Researchers this week published information about a newfound, serious weakness in WPA2 — the security standard that protects all modern Wi-Fi ne ...
Krebs Given ISSA’s ‘President’s Award’ — Krebs on Security

Krebs Given ISSA’s ‘President’s Award’ — Krebs on Security

KrebsOnSecurity was honored this month with the 2017 President’s Award for Public Service from the Information Systems Security Associatio ...
All the places you’ve shopped that have been hacked

All the places you’ve shopped that have been hacked

Image: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty ImagesBy Mark Kaufman2017-10-14 20:13:12 UTC Hackers are winning. This summer, they infiltrated HBO and stole ...
Equifax Credit Assistance Site Served Spyware

Equifax Credit Assistance Site Served Spyware

Big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax says it has removed third-party code from its credit report assistance Web site that prompted visitors to dow ...
Hyatt Hotels Suffers 2nd Card Breach in 2 Years

Hyatt Hotels Suffers 2nd Card Breach in 2 Years

Hyatt Corp. is alerting customers about another credit card breach at some hotels, the second major incident with the hospitality chain in as many yea ...
Microsoft’s October Patch Batch Fixes 62 Flaws

Microsoft’s October Patch Batch Fixes 62 Flaws

Microsoft on Tuesday released software updates to fix at least 62 security vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and other software. Two of those flaws w ...
Equifax Hackers Stole Info on 693,665 UK Residents — Krebs on Security

Equifax Hackers Stole Info on 693,665 UK Residents — Krebs on Security

Equifax Inc. said today an investigation into information stolen in the epic data breach the company disclosed on Sept. 7 revealed that in ...
Equifax Breach Fallout: Your Salary History

Equifax Breach Fallout: Your Salary History

In May, KrebsOnSecurity broke a story about lax security at a payroll division of big-three credit bureau Equifax that let identity thieves access per ...
USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream

USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream

A free new service from the U.S. Postal Service that provides scanned images of incoming mail before it is slated to arrive at its destination address ...
Here’s What to Ask the Former Equifax CEO — Krebs on Security

Here’s What to Ask the Former Equifax CEO — Krebs on Security

Richard Smith — who resigned as chief executive of big-three credit bureau Equifax this week in the wake of a data breach that exposed 143 ...
Breach at Sonic Drive-In May Have Impacted Millions of Credit, Debit Cards — Krebs on Security

Breach at Sonic Drive-In May Have Impacted Millions of Credit, Debit Cards — Krebs on Security

Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food chain with nearly 3,600 locations across 45 U.S. states, has acknowledged a breach affecting an unknown number ...
Source: Deloitte Breach Affected All Company Email, Admin Accounts

Source: Deloitte Breach Affected All Company Email, Admin Accounts

Deloitte, one of the world’s “big four” accounting firms, has acknowledged a breach of its internal email systems, British news outl ...
Canadian Man Gets 9 Months Detention for Serial Swattings, Bomb Threats — Krebs on Security

Canadian Man Gets 9 Months Detention for Serial Swattings, Bomb Threats — Krebs on Security

A 19-year-old Canadian man was found guilty of making almost three dozen fraudulent calls to emergency services across North America in 20 ...
Equifax or Equiphish? — Krebs on Security

Equifax or Equiphish? — Krebs on Security

More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, ...
Experian Site Can Give Anyone Your Credit Freeze PIN — Krebs on Security

Experian Site Can Give Anyone Your Credit Freeze PIN — Krebs on Security

An alert reader recently pointed my attention to a free online service offered by big-three credit bureau Experian that allows anyone to r ...
Setting the Record Straight — Krebs on Security

Setting the Record Straight — Krebs on Security

Bloomberg published a story this week citing three unnamed sources who told the publication that Equifax experienced a breach earlier this ...
Equifax Hackers Stole 200k Credit Card Accounts in One Fell Swoop

Equifax Hackers Stole 200k Credit Card Accounts in One Fell Swoop

Visa and MasterCard are sending confidential alerts to financial institutions across the United States this week, warning them about more than 200,000 ...
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