Protect The Graph

  • Facebook Open-Sourced Security Tool osquery in Action

    … infrastructure. Reed wrote: An osquery deployment can help you establish an infrastructural baseline, allowing you to detect malicious activity using scheduled queries. This approach will help you catch known malware (WireLurker, IceFog, Imuler, etc.) and, more important, unknown malware. As an illustrative example, let’s look at Mac OS X startup…

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  • Facebook Tests Onion URL for Tor Users

    … some assumptions of Facebook’s security mechanisms — for example, its design means that from the perspective of our systems, a person who appears to be connecting from Australia at one moment may the next appear to be in Sweden or Canada. In other contexts, such behavior might suggest that a hacked account is being accessed through a “botnet…

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  • How Facebook Protected Users with Dormant Yahoo Email Accounts

    … to receivers a point in time when the ownership of the target mailbox was known to the sender. To help other operators solve this problem and protect their own accounts, we documented our extension via the Internet Engineering Task Force, and the mechanism recently became a proposed standard. You can find it at http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7293. Readers: How active is the email address you registered your Facebook account under? …

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  • Facebook Teams Up with USENIX to Award Internet Defense Prize

    … Facebook teamed up with computer-industry association USENIX to launch the Internet Defense Prize, aimed at highlighting research that could significantly improve the security of the Web, and the inaugural winners, Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz, researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, were awarded $50,000 for a paper titled…

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