An IRISSCON 2017 roundup

Last week, researcher Chris Boyd gave a talk at Ireland’s longest running security event: IRISSCON. This post contains links to many of the top-rated talks from the event, along with links to additional content.

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Report: Cybercrime climate shifts dramatically in first quarter

The first quarter of 2017 brought with it some significant changes to the threat landscape and we aren’t talking about heavy ransomware distribution either. Threats which were previously believed to be serious contenders this year have nearly vanished entirely, while new threats and infection techniques have forced the security community to reconsider collection and analysis efforts.

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An “Important Flash Update”? Not Exactly…

A fake “important (Adobe) Flash update” prompt users with multiple pop-ups to update update update!

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ComiXology Users: Change Your Passwords Immediately

Digital Comics provider ComiXology sent password reset emails to all users following a breach.

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Musical Bitcoin Bubbles Serve Java Applets, Malware

When you sell a popular domain to anonymous buyers, Malware can be the end result for years to come.

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