BITCOIN BUBBLE$60m bitcoin theft: Unless bubble bursts we can expect many more of these attacksTwo Bitcoin thefts – Nicehash and the ecommerce-driven Quant malware exploit – in the last four days and thieves are just getting started. In Forcepoint’s 2018 Security Predictions, we highlighted the risk of attacks against cryptocurrency. As Bitcoin values soar beyond US$15,000, its attractiveness to attackers will increase in proportion, both to hackers and nation-state level attacks.
When was the last time that you sat down at a computer and really thought about computer security? I’m asking seriously. I don’t mean just a passing thought, I mean really had it top of mind as you worked? If you’re like most workers today, the answer is somewhere between “never” and “infrequently” – we think of computing as a means to an end. In the modern office, it’s the water we swim in – mostly transparent, but omnipresent.
The last time I posted on this blog, I was writing about some warnings sent to companies regarding online risks – an entirely apropos topic as the USA’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month draws to a close. I’d like to expand a little bit on one of the threads in that last post, because while I think pushes such as ‘awareness’ are important, I am increasingly flummoxed by our overall expectations on what this awareness will do for us...but let me expand.
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".