Hackin9

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency recorded the phone conversations of Secretary of State John Kerry and former secretary Hillary Clinton, according to German news outlets. The recordings were apparently accidental.

One of the phone conversations may have been deleted soon after it was recorded, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. The publication credited the information to unnamed sources. One of Kerry’s phone calls was reportedly recorded last year when he was the Middle East.

A phone call made to Clinton in 2012 was also apparently recorded. German public broadcaster ARD and Munich newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Clinton’s recording on Friday.

Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

 

Microsoft has updated some bulletins because there are three known issues that can affect your computer.

  • when KB2982791 is installed, fonts that are installed in a location other than the default fonts directory (%windir%\fonts\) cannot be changed when they are loaded into any active session
  • Fonts do not render correctly after any of the following updates are installed:
    • 2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
    • 2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
    • 2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
    • 2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft is investigating behavior in which systems may crash with a 0x50 Stop error message (bugcheck) after any of the following updates are installed:
    • 2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
    • 2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
    • 2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
    • 2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

If you have not installed yet those updates, please don't install it until Microsoft pubish a fix. If you already installed it, please check each article for mitigation measures.

Manuel Humberto Santander Peláez
SANS Internet Storm Center - Handler
Twitter:@manuelsantander
Web:http://manuel.santander.name
e-mail: msantand at isc dot sans dot org

(c) SANS Internet Storm Center. https://isc.sans.edu Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
 
A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence. That's trolling in a nutshell. Mike Elgan explains what you can do about it.
 
The data breach disclosed by Supervalu is another reminder about why the ongoing migration of the U.S. payment system to smartcard technology can't happen fast enough.
 
Internet Storm Center Infocon Status