OSSIM has limited or no connectivity: Make sure your network connection is active and try again
In the event that you receive this message “Limited or no connectivity: Make sure your network connection is active and try again.” while trying to link OSSIM to the Open Threat Exchange (OTX) it may be that your DNS entries need adjusting. Simply SSH to the OSSIM environment and in the menu go to System Preferences, then Configure Network and Name Server (DNS) where you can change the entry to your required DNS settings.
Ensure you go back to the main menu and select Apply all Changes, this should then update the configuration file and solve the issue. You may however find that this does not help, in which case, go to Jailbreak System and using the usual Linux navigation edit the file /etc/network/interfaces check your details and if needed, change the DNS entry. Once complete, save and type exit, you will be returned to the main menu.
At this point you might wish to reboot the device.
Cybercriminals are gearing up for the holidays
The upcoming holiday season could be a lucrative time for cybercriminals, according to a new ThreatMetrix Q3 Cybercrime Report. The digital identity company detected 45 million e-commerce attacks during Q3, a 25 percent increase over the previous quarter. Login attacks were also up 40 percent more than in the previous quarter.
Nmap 7 is released! https://nmap.org/7/
The Nmap Project is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 7.00 from https://nmap.org/. It is the product of three and a half years of work, nearly 3200 code commits, and more than a dozen point releases since the big Nmap 6 release in May 2012. Nmap turned 18 years old in September this year and celebrates its birthday with 171 new NSE scripts, expanded IPv6 support, world-class SSL/TLS analysis, and more user-requested features than ever. We recommend that all current users upgrade.
Anonymous Group Leaks Identities of 1000 KKK Members
The online hacktivist group Anonymous has followed through on its promise to disclose the identities of hundreds of Ku Klux Klan members. On Monday, Anonymous vowed to release the full info dump of about 1,000 alleged Ku Klux Klan members with a chosen date of 5th of this November.
As promised, Anonymous posted a link to a Pastebin account with the names, aliases, Google Plus profiles, Facebook accounts and other identifying information of roughly 1,000 individuals the group believes are members of the Ku Klux Klan. The hackers behind the leak tweeted a link to a Pastebin on a Twitter account, Operation KKK (@Operation_KKK) believed to be controlled by them.