An old idiom famously bills that nothing is certain, except death and taxes. More and more when it comes to mobile security, it seems as if there should be a third entry on that list: malware that can sneak past protections in Google's Play marketplace to infect Android users. Google gave the boot to 50 apps that were armed with the mobile malware ExpensiveWall in September.
A researcher stumbled upon three misconfigured Amazon S3 servers earlier this fall containing 1.8 billion pieces of web-monitoring data that belongs to divisions of the U.S. Defense Department. Chris Vickery, a researcher at the cybersecurity firm UpGuard, revealed on Friday that he discovered the data back in September and said he quickly determined it belonged to both the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), two divisions of the Pentagon.
A campaign launched in May by APT32, also known as Ocean Lotus, has hit over 100 websites belonging to government, military, and human rights organizations in Vietnam, China, and Asia. Over the last several months a slew of organizations, many tied to human and civil rights, have fallen victim to a new campaign carried out by the advanced persistent threat (APT) group OceanLotus.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".