Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#2065 Mike Pence used an AOL e-mail account for state business and it got hacked
As the US Republican vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence vigorously chastised Hillary Clinton for using a personal server to send and receive official e-mails while she was Secretary of State. Not only was the arrangement an attempt to escape public accountability, he said, it also put classified information within dangerous reach of hackers.

Now come revelations that Pence routinely used a private AOL account to conduct government business while he was governor of Indiana and that the account was hacked last summer, just months before he turned the heat on his Democratic rival over her personal e-mail server. Use of the AOL account for state business came to light in a 2,100-word article published Thursday evening by The IndyStar. The news outlet based its report on e-mails it received under a public records request. State officials declined to release an unspecified number of e-mails because the state considers them confidential and too sensitive to release to the public.
Read more
#2071 Researcher breaks reCAPTCHA using Google's speech recognition API
#2070 Free decryption tools now available for Dharma ransomware
#2069 50 Google engineers volunteered to patch thousands of Java open source projects
#2068 Researchers uncover PowerShell Trojan that uses DNS queries to get its orders
#2067 Hacking Slack using postMessage and WebSocket-reconnect to steal your precious token
#2066 0patching a 0day: Windows gdi32.dll memory disclosure (CVE-2017-0038)
#2065 Mike Pence used an AOL e-mail account for state business and it got hacked
History
2017: 01 02 03 04 05
2016: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12