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Virustotal.com hiccup

Published: 2011-04-20
Last Updated: 2011-04-20 19:33:30 UTC
by Daniel Wesemann (Version: 2)
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Yes, Virustotal.com appears to be down and/or not resolve correctly in DNS at the moment.

Update: Looks like they're back.

Keywords: virustotal
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iPhone GPS Data Storage

Published: 2011-04-20
Last Updated: 2011-04-20 18:31:53 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
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We received a number of comments regarding the release of the iPhone tracker [1], a tool which plots geo location data stored in iOS backups. All iOS devices (iPhone as well as iPad) will accumulate location information over time, and store it as part of backup files. The iPhone tracker will read this file and plot the information.

However, this information is not sent to any remote sides (at least not that this is known so far). Mobile operators may of course keep their own geo location data. As a simple counter measure, it is recommended to encrypt backups using a strong password.

And of course yet more interesting data for mobile forensics.

[1] http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker

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Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
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Keywords: gps iphone
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Data Breach Investigations Report published by Verizon

Published: 2011-04-20
Last Updated: 2011-04-20 15:11:44 UTC
by Daniel Wesemann (Version: 1)
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Verizon have published their comprehensive annual breach investigations report today. Their analysis makes for interesting reading, for example they point out that a whopping 86% of breaches were discovered by outside third parties, and not by the victim organization internally. The chart on top of page 55/56 in the report shows, quite compellingly, the average time spans between "intrusion" and "compromise", as well as between "compromise" and "discovery". The former is in minutes to days, the latter in weeks to months.  As for the cause of the breaches:  "Exploitation of default or guessable credentials" is in the top three.  Kinda where Cliff Stoll was already at, 20 years ago

 

 

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