Monthly Archives: March 2018

What Bing’s Decision to Kill Sidebar Ads Means for Your Account

Internet Marketing Blog by WordStream What Bing’s Decision to Kill Sidebar Ads Means for Your Account Ding dong: Bing sidebar ads are no more. According to a blog post Bing published earlier this week, extensive SERP layout testing has revealed that results pages excluding sidebar text ads resulted in more clicks for advertisers. In response to this revelation, the #2 search engine has decided to retire sidebar ads in the US market.   According to Bing’s release on the change—which officially took effect on March 26—testing has […]

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One hash to rule them all: drupalgeddon2, (Thu, Mar 29th)

SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green One hash to rule them all: drupalgeddon2, (Thu, Mar 29th) I’m sure virtually all of our readers are aware of the patch that has been released for Drupal yesterday. In case you’ve been on a remote island, all versions of Drupal (6, 7 and 8) were vulnerable to a critical security vulnerability that allows an attacker remote code execution. more info… ISC Stormcast For Thursday, March 29th 2018 https://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=5931, (Thu, Mar 29th) more info… Tom’s Hardware Fastweb Mobile, fino ad agosto […]

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Side-channel information leakage in mobile applications, (Tue, Mar 27th)

SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green Side-channel information leakage in mobile applications, (Tue, Mar 27th) Smartphones today carry an unbelievable amount of sensitive information. As absolutely everything is going mobile these days, we have to pay special attention on security of mobile applications, specifically data at rest (data stored on a mobile device) and data in transit (data transferred to the target server). more info… ISC Stormcast For Tuesday, March 27th 2018 https://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=5927, (Tue, Mar 27th) more info… Internet Marketing Blog by WordStream 4 Boxes to Check […]

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Windows IRC Bot in the Wild, (Mon, Mar 26th)

SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green Windows IRC Bot in the Wild, (Mon, Mar 26th) Last weekend, I caught on VirusTotal a trojan disguised as Windows IRC bot. It was detected thanks to my ‘psexec’ hunting rule which looks definitively an interesting keyword (see my previous diary[1]). I detected the first occurrence on 2018-03-24 15:48:00 UTC. The file was submitted for the first time from the US. The strange fact is that the initial file has already a goods code on VT (55/67) and is detected by […]

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Recensione The Council – Ep. 1, novella molto interattiva

Tom’s Hardware Recensione The Council – Ep. 1, novella molto interattiva The Council – Ep. 1   Una misteriosa sparizione, un’isola privata e separata dal resto del mondo e segreti dietro ogni angolo, insomma il mix perfetto per un’avventura interattiva che cerca di introdurre un nuovo standard per il genere. PRO: Trama intrigante; personaggi credibili e con la propria psicologia; ambientazione curata; crescita del protagonista; libertà di scelta… CONTRO: … ma non sappiamo che peso avrà in futuro; le animazioni facciali stonano con il resto della produzione; nonostante […]

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“Error 19874: You must have Office Professional Edition to read this content, please upgrade your licence.”, (Sat, Mar 24th)

SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green “Error 19874: You must have Office Professional Edition to read this content, please upgrade your licence.”, (Sat, Mar 24th) I was sent a document that could (supposedly) only be read with Office Professional. Of course, this was a malicious document (MD5 151a561d41eb3e960676b293e726d8f3) with macros. more info… Tom’s Hardware EA DICE addestra dei soldati virtuali in Battlefield 1 Si chiamano “agenti”, e sono delle intelligenze artificiali avanzate implementate all’interno di Battlefield. Imparano in due semplicissime maniere: sbaglia-e-ripeti e imita. EA DICE ha […]

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Extending Hunting Capabilities in Your Network, (Fri, Mar 23rd)

SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green Extending Hunting Capabilities in Your Network, (Fri, Mar 23rd) Today's diary is an extension to the one I posted yesterday about hunting for malicious files crossing your network[1]. Searching for new IOCs is nice but there are risks of missing important pieces of information! Indeed, the first recipe could miss some malicious files in the following scenarios: more info… ISC Stormcast For Friday, March 23rd 2018 https://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=5923, (Fri, Mar 23rd) more info… Tom’s Hardware PUBG, il prossimo aggiornamento introdurrà gli eventi Il […]

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BostInno’s 2018 Tech Madness: WordStream Brings the Noise (and How to Vote!)

Internet Marketing Blog by WordStream BostInno’s 2018 Tech Madness: WordStream Brings the Noise (and How to Vote!) The drinks were flowin’. The ping pong balls were flyin’. The Keytar Bear was…keytar-in’. The stage was set for BostInno’s 2018 Tech Madness Bracket Reveal, and Team WordStream brought the ruckus. Representatives from 64 Boston-area companies gathered at Game On in Fenway Wednesday night, fueled by endless ‘roni ‘za and $7 Gin & Tonics. The stakes? Beantown tech supremacy. Alliances were formed and broken. Votes were extorted. A man dressed […]

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