In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the Memcrashed exploit and the recent trend of record-setting DDoS attacks against enterprises. A new wave of record-setting distributed denial-of-service attacks have struck enterprises, changing the DDoS threat landscape yet again. A DDoS amplification attack known as Memcrashed was discovered generating attacks as big as 1.7 terabits per second.
Tenable Inc. this week introduced a new SaaS product that the company calls the first cyber exposure benchmarking platform. The Lumin cyber exposure offering, which is part of the cloud-based Tenable.io vulnerability management platform, aims to give organizations an accurate way to visualize and measure their "cyber exposure" to the latest threats and vulnerabilities.
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss how a controversial move by reseller Trustico led to 23,000 Symantec SSL certificates being revoked. Trustico's certificate revocation episode has raised more questions about practices in the SSL certificate market.
SearchSecurity also asked CTS Labs who it shared its research with prior to Monday, when it informed AMD as well as other select vendors 24 hours before the report went public. CTS said it shared the report with just one researcher.
SearchSecurity asked CTS Labs for comment about the leak of its report. Co-founder and CFO Yaron Luk-Zilberman said "We believe that Viceroy received our report from a third party with whom we had shared our report."
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".