Mt. Gox “Found” Some Missing Bitcoins

Exactly how does this happen? Sheer incompetence, that's how. Today I read that Mt. Gox discovered an "old" wallet with 200,000 bitcoins in it. What the ever living...are you kidding me? From CNN: "On March 7, 2014, Mt.Gox Co., Ltd. confirmed that an old-format wallet which was used prior to June 2011 held a balance of approximately 200,000 BTC," the statement said. Karpeles said that the discovery was reported to lawyers on March 8. ...

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Spy Satellites Backdoored

Oh this just keeps getting better. Apparently some back doored parts made in the US were discovered in a couple of brand new spy satellites. From Defense News: A United Arab Emirates (UAE) deal to purchase two intelligence satellites from France worth almost 3.4 billion dirhams (US $930 million) is in jeopardy after the discovery of what was described as “security compromising components.” A high-level UAE source said the two high-resolution Pleiades-type ...

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Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Briefing 002

Security Briefing Episode  -- SB002 Twice is Nice Here's another week of the Liquidmatrix Briefing. Dave figured out that things work better when he has minions. Stay tuned for the regular gang of fools doing the full round-table - we accept our erratic nature. And if you've got commentary, please sent it to [email protected] for us to check out. DISCLAIMER: It's not that explicit, but you ...

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Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Security Briefing 001

Episode SB001 Something New Is Tried Be gentle, this "security briefing" is a new format. Hi folks, Dave here. I've set up a new short security news briefing format for a weekly update in addition to our main podcast. This is just a test balloon for this week. I plan to get it smoother for next week. Upcoming this week... News news news... And if you've got commentary, please sent ...

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Security Briefing: July 24th

For today's Security Briefing we have a post on the opt-in conversation that seems to have been imported to Canada. This is a slippery slope if governments start to head down this path. Reminder: for those of you heading off to security summer camp, don't forget to sign up for parties while you're there. Here is the post with the list of parties that we're tracking. And now, the security ...

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Security Briefing: July 23rd

The news is a little thin this week. Makes for a little challenge getting the Security Briefing pulled together. It is almost as if there were a series of security conferences coming up next week. ;) For those of you heading off to security summer camp, don't forget to sign up for parties while you're there. Here is the post with the list of parties that we're tracking. Speaking of tracking, ...

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NASDAQ Forum Site Was Hacked

Not entirely sure how I managed to miss this one but, it seems that a NASDAQ forum site was hacked. Specifically a community forum site for NASDAQ was in fact compromised on Tuesday of last week. From Huffington Post: Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq OMX Group's community forum website and gained access to the email usernames and passwords of the members of the site, which took two days to come back online ...

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Security Briefing: July 22nd

It was rather unfortunate to see that the H Online announce last week that they were shutting down. As a result I've decided to drag out and dust off the "Security Briefing" post format that I used to run daily. And now, the news... Cheers, Dave Click here to subscribe to Liquidmatrix Security Digest!. And now, the news... On Coffee Rings And Data Exfiltration | CSO Online (Shameless self promotion) When ...

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Blackhat And Defcon Parties 2013

Back for another year...FINALLY! Sorry I was late getting this published. Here is the list for Blackhat and Defcon parties 2013. This is the list that we have so far. There are numerous other parties that we are awaiting confirmation on the final details before we post them. If you have any tips please let us know at [email protected] Please note that this sched should work fine in ...

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Aeroplan Provides Proactive Customer Alerting

Now, this is really nice to see. Aeroplan, an airline loyalty points program here in Canada, noticed something was afoot. When reviewing logs...MY $DEITY SOMEONE ACTUALLY DOES THAT, they noticed a coordinated attempt to access numerous accounts. Seems some information on certain accounts were in fact accessed. Here is the email they sent out: Aeroplan has discovered and blocked activity on aeroplan.com that appears to have been a ...

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