Snowden-inspired anonymity software, wearables security, remote control software for iOS and Android, Luuuk campaign affected by Tovar, and GoZ plays Lazarus are this week's top 5 #infosec reads.
Promising massive file sharing across the TOR network with complete privacy, Micah Lee introduces OnionShare, which allows users to transfer encrypted information directly to each other. Lee, who appears to have the right intentions - protect user privacy rights – says peer-to-peer is the best way to avoid surveillance. OnionShare can be game-changing for people living under oppressive regimes, but it also offers cyber criminals yet another way to subvert the law and evade detection, which is a ramification we should bear in mind when approaching projects like this.
Slated to change the way we use the web, Google Glass carries with it the same concerns as anything else in the Internet of Things: how secure is it? and how secure can we make it? Google is one of the biggest data collectors, and is frequently criticized by privacy advocates, so Glass will be watched with some concern for the direction it may set formobile devices in the security world.
Galileo hit Blackberry phones earlier this year. The infected devices were targeted and concentrated towards users with specific occupations. Many more Android phones and jailbroken iPhones are now believed to be infected, with plenty more at risk.
Operation Tovar was a resounding success, and as we've said before, law enforcement officials should take pride that combined efforts produce results, especially considering the ripple effect that the takedown had on other criminal organizations. But Kaspersky Lab principal security researcher, Vicente Diaz claims that unless the gangs behind the crimes are taken out of play, we’ll simply see new botnets and new malware strains.
Gameover ZeuS isn't eradicated. New variants of the Gameover Trojan are attacking financials and law enforcement admit to the possibility that the GoZ gang has a new infrastructure. ZeuS based malware is popular, easy to obtain on the undergroud and unlikely to go away any time soon.