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Author: Derek Kortepeter

Derek Kortepeter is a graduate of UCLA and tech journalist that is committed to creating an informed society with regards to Information Security. Kortepeter specializes in areas such as penetration testing, cryptography, cyber warfare, and governmental InfoSec policy.

GoScanSSH malware targeting public SSH servers

An aggressive reconnaissance malware dubbed GoScanSSH malware that targets public-facing SSH servers may be the…

Carbanak malware gang leader captured in Spain

A major law enforcement operation, with help from the InfoSec world, has resulted in the…

Netflix bug bounty program expanded, payouts increased

A new public Netflix bug bounty program opens vulnerability searching to all white hats and…

New Cisco vulnerabilities: Patches for 20 exploits, including three labeled ‘critical’

Cisco has released a semiannual patch update that includes fixes for more than 20 vulnerabilities.…

GandCrab ransomware returns in new ‘improved’ version

GandCrab ransomware first appeared in January, but the authorities quickly closed it down. Unfortunately, it’s…

Firefox vulnerability in its master password system has gone unpatched — for nine years!

A Firefox vulnerability related to its master password means it can be cracked relatively easily.…

New Microsoft bug bounty program looks to swat Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

After Spectre and Meltdown, the tech world needed to develop a strategy to fight the…

Atlanta ransomware attack leaves city reeling

Another municipality has been hit by hackers. The Atlanta ransomware attack clearly shows no city…

PinkKite malware targets point-of-sale endpoints

PinkKite is a strain of malware that targets a company’s point-of-sale-area, where it looks to…

W-2 phishing scams on the rise

It’s tax season in America and cybercriminals want to cash in. The FBI says beware…