Archive for May, 2019

User Data Exposed in Stack Overflow Hack (SecurityWeek)

May 20th, 2019

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Security researchers discover Linux version of Winnti malware (ZDNet)

May 20th, 2019

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Damn Vulnerable Crypto Wallet – An extremely insecure Ethereum cryptowallet

May 20th, 2019
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Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google (ZDNet)

May 20th, 2019

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Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC’s facial recognition fraud tech (ZDNet)

May 20th, 2019

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Work Diary – Research work & Deployment of Security Policies

May 19th, 2019
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Required gamer viewing: The history of M2’s Japanese retro-port empire

May 19th, 2019

If you speak a certain language about classic video games, you probably know about M2, a Japanese game studio responsible for dozens of impressive arcade and console ports to newer home consoles. Yet even if you don't, a new hour-long documentary about the studio should still be considered required viewing for anybody who loves the best Japanese games of the '80s and '90s.

Produced by My Life In Gaming, a video channel known for a laser focus on retro gaming, the M2 Complete Works documentary (embedded below) is a sweeping, decades-long look at a game studio renowned among dedicated gaming fans. That's because M2 has produced some of the most impressive ports, emulations, and even fully blown remakes of classic series by Sega, Konami, Capcom, and SNK. (Listing them all would bury the embedded video below, but to get a sense of how impressive M2's work is, look into the Sega 3D Classics Collection. This series saw M2 deconstruct many original Sega arcade and console games, then fully rebuild them with pitch-perfect emulation and 3D depth effects for the Nintendo 3DS.)

The MLIG production duo of Coury Carlson and Marc Duddleson fill their documentary with original insights from M2 staffers, starting with the studio's college-aged efforts to build an arcade-perfect version of Gauntlet for the Sega Genesis and working up to its acquisition of dozens of '90s industry vets to keep the studio going through the '00s and '10s.

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Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store

May 19th, 2019
Pictures of the Huawei P30 Pro.

Enlarge / Huawei's latest flagship, the P30 Pro. (credit: Huawei)

President Trump issued an executive order last week banning "foreign adversaries" from doing telecommunication business in the US. The move was widely understood as a ban on Huawei products, and now we're starting to see the fallout. According to a report from Reuters, Google has "suspended" business with Huawei, and the company will be locked out of Google's Android ecosystem. It's the ZTE ban all over again.

Reuters details the fallout from Trump's order, saying "Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app."

Huawei's loss of access "to updates" is most likely a reference to Android Q, which hardware manufacturers get early access to. Since Android is open source, Huawei could resume development once the source code comes out. The real killer is the loss of the Google Play Store and Google Play Services, which unlocks access to the billions of Android apps and popular Google apps like Gmail and Maps. Reuters claims this will only happen to "the next version" of Huawei's smartphones, presumably meaning existing devices with the Play Store will continue to work.

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Mapping Iran’s Rana Institute to MITRE Pre-ATT&CK and ATT&CK

May 19th, 2019
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Half a Million Routers Infected by VPNFilter Malware – ArcTitan

May 19th, 2019
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