US Government Cyber Security Still Inadequate

US Government Cyber Security Still Inadequate

Surprise, surprise, surprise – an internal audit of the US Government cyber security situation has uncovered widespread weaknesses, legacy systems and poor adoption of cyber controls and tooling.

US Government security has often been called into question but we’d hope in 2019 it would have gotten better and at least everyone would have adopted the anti-virus solution introduced in 2013..

A committee report (PDF) examining a decade of internal audits this week concluded that outdated systems, unpatched software, and weak data protection are so widespread that it’s clear American bureaucrats fail to meet even basic security requirements.

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HTTrack – Website Downloader Copier & Site Ripper Download

HTTrack – Website Downloader Copier & Site Ripper Download

HTTrack is a free and easy-to-use offline browser utility which acts as a website downloader and a site ripper for copying websites and downloading them for offline viewing.

HTTrack Website Downloader & Site Ripper

HTTrack allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting all the HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer.

HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure, which allows you to simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link as if you were viewing it online.

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Darknet 2018-05-03 12:51:11

Yahoo! Fined 35 Million USD For Late Disclosure Of Hack

Ah Yahoo! in trouble again, this time the news is Yahoo! fined for 35 million USD by the SEC for the 2 years delayed disclosure of the massive hack, we actually reported on the incident in 2016 when it became public – Massive Yahoo Hack – 500 Million Accounts Compromised.

Yahoo! has been having a rocky time for quite a few years now and just recently has sold Flickr to SmugMug for an undisclosed amount, I hope that at least helps pay off some of the fine.

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Darknet 2018-04-28 14:31:03

MyEtherWallet DNS Hack Causes 17 Million USD User Loss

Big news in the crypto scene this week was that the MyEtherWallet DNS Hack that occured managed to collect about $17 Million USD worth of Ethereum in just a few hours.

The hack itself could have been MUCH bigger as it actually involved compromising 1300 Amazon AWS Route 53 DNS IP addresses, fortunately though only MEW was targetted resulting in the damage being contained in the cryptosphere (as far as we know anyway).

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