Eye In The Sky: 9th December 2016

December 9, 2016 | Javvad Malik
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Another week, another set of impactful, bizarre, and interesting security stories.

We tried something interesting and new this week. Rather than focusing on a few stories in the video and posting links to others, we’ve crammed them all into one action-packed episode!

Stories covered

Toyota dealer sued for stealing intimate photos off couple’s smartphone
https://www.grahamcluley.com/couple-sues-toyota-dealership-for-stealing-intimate-photo-off-smartphone/

Nice Security Matrix about Office macros
http://www.asd.gov.au/publications/protect/Microsoft_Office_Macro_Security.pdf

Counterproductive security behaviors that must end
https://speakerdeck.com/chriseng/time-to-grow-up-counterproductive-security-behaviors-that-must-end

How HMRC combats phishing by using DMARC
https://hmrcdigital.blog.gov.uk/2016/11/25/combatting-phishing-a-very-big-milestone/

How publishers are defeating ad blockers and how ad blockers are fighting back
http://blog.bugreplay.com/post/153861574674/fkadblock-how-publishers-are-defeating-ad

Fake US embassy in Accra ‪Ghana staffed by Turks, flew an American flag and issued fraudulent visas for $6,000.
http://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/263916.htm

Did someone put you in the TO: instead of the BCC: ? Do This…
https://www.hiddentext.co.uk/to-not-bcc/

Javvad Malik

About the Author: Javvad Malik
The man, the myth, the blogger; Javvad Malik is a London-based IT Security professional. Better known as an active blogger, event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security. Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a senior analyst with 451 Research providing technology vendors, investors and end users with strategic advisory services, including competitive research and go-to-market positioning.
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