Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2217 Five inmates built two PCs and hacked a prison from within
Five inmates from the Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) built two computers from spare parts, hid them in the ceiling of a training room closet, and used them to hack into the prison's network.

Their actions were discovered in July 2015, when the prison's IT staff switched internal proxy servers from Microsoft to WebSense (now part of Forcepoint).

These servers, designed to monitor and report suspicious traffic, immediately started reporting issues.
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#2219 OWASP Top 10 - 2017 RC1 - the ten most cirtical web application security risks (PDF)
#2218 Android O no! Android O causes problems for mobile ransomware developers
#2217 Five inmates built two PCs and hacked a prison from within
#2216 Microsoft kills off security bulletins after several stays
#2215 CVE-2017-0199 Used as 0day to distribute FINSPY espionage malware and LATENTBOT malware
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