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The FIPC Dispatch 12-07-2017

Published December 7, 2017

Articles of Note


Mastermind behind sophisticated, massive botnet outs himself
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/12/mastermind-behind-massive-botnet-tracked-down-by-sloppy-opsec/


Connected cars: What happens to your data after you leave your rental car behind?
http://www.zdnet.com/article/connected-cars-what-happens-to-your-data-after-you-leave-your-rental-car/

74% of All Bitcoin-Related Sites Suffered a DDoS Attack
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/74-percent-of-all-bitcoin-related-sites-suffered-a-ddos-attack/

Politicians boast about sharing passwords, bask in blissful ignorance
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/12/05/politicians-boast-about-sharing-passwords-bask-in-blissful-ignorance/

Use TeamViewer? Fix this dangerous bug with an update
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2017/12/use-teamviewer-fix-this-dangerous-permissions-bug-with-an-update/

'Mailsploit' Lets Hackers Forge Perfect Email Spoofs
https://www.wired.com/story/mailsploit-lets-hackers-forge-perfect-email-spoofs/

Anti-Skimmer Detector for Skimmer Scammers
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/12/anti-skimmer-detector-for-skimmer-scammers/

Modern-day "Ferris Bueller" hacks school, changes grades, applies to Ivy League colleges
https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/modern-day-ferris-bueller-hacks-school-changes-grades-applies-to-ivy-league-colleges-19300.html

The US Claims It Doesn't Need a Court Order to Ask Tech Companies to Build Encryption Backdoors
https://gizmodo.com/the-us-claims-it-doesnt-need-a-court-order-to-ask-tech-1821002151

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