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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.

Magniber ransomware wreaking havoc in South Korea

The well-known Magnitude exploit kit, infamous for Cerber ransomware, is carrying a new payload. Dubbed…

Google Play bug bounty aims to restore trust after malware incidents

After embarrassing incidents where malware has been found in the Google Play Store, a Google…

Meet IOTroop — The botnet that may be more destructive than Mirai

Move over, Mirai. There’s a new more destructive botnet on the block. IOTroop could unleash…

DoubleLocker ransomware: Evil offspring of dangerous Android banking Trojan

It is quite common for malware to morph into multiple variations with different functions. DoubleLocker…

Bromium CISO study may be more about marketing than security

A Bromium CISO study and survey has some good info and an unnecessary flaw —…

Lenovo patches fix high-risk vulnerabilities on ‘tens of millions’ of devices

Lenovo users need to read this to see if a device they use is affected…

KRACK attack puts nearly every WiFi device at risk

The recently discovered KRACK attack is a doozy of a zero-day threat: It puts virtually…

Credit card data breach hits Hyatt hotels — again

If you stayed at a Hyatt hotel between March 18 and July 2, be on…

Flawed Apple password policies increase attack probability

Apple’s reputation for having a secure OS for its mobile devices just took another hit.…

Too many phish in the sea: 1.5 million phishing sites created monthly in 2017

There’s a sucker born every minute. How else can you explain that nearly 1.5 million…