Larry Loeb
Content posted in January 2018
Ransomware Shows There's no Honor Among Cyberthieves
Larry Loeb  
1/31/2018   11 comments
Proofpoint has found that one group of cybercrooks is stealing from other gangs of cybercriminals by using a proxy Tor browser to steal Bitcoins used to pay off ransomware threats.
OilRig's Use of RGDoor Shows Sophistication of Nation-State Attacks
Larry Loeb  
1/29/2018   2 comments
OilRig, a group linked to Iran, has been installing RGDoor, a secondary backdoor that can reopen a system even if it's been fixed. Its use shows how sophisticated nation-state attacks are becoming.
Security Spending Increasing, Along With Data Breaches
Larry Loeb  
1/29/2018   22 comments
In one of those good news/bad news reports on the state of security, the amount of money being spent on security is expected to increase this year, but the number of data breaches is also rising.
Linus Torvalds: Intel's Spectre Patch Is 'Complete & Utter Garbage'
Larry Loeb  
1/24/2018   17 comments
In a scathing assessment of Intel's efforts to patch the Spectre flaw, Linux inventor Linus Torvalds offers no quarter for the chipmaker.
SamSam Ransomware Continues Making Hospitals Sick
Larry Loeb  
1/22/2018   5 comments
SamSam or Samas continues to surface in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The way the ransomware works shows how vulnerable healthcare is to these particular types of attacks.
Spectre Can Obfuscate Tracking Tools, Too
Larry Loeb  
1/19/2018   4 comments
As the security community learns more about the Spectre vulnerability, clever coders are already finding other exploits. Here's looking at the first of many.
Google Chrome Extensions Hide Malice
Larry Loeb  
1/17/2018   9 comments
Researchers from ICEBEG found malicious code hiding in four popular Google Chrome extensions. The search giant is working to fix the problem.
After Spectre & Meltdown, Intel Faces an 'Evil Maid' Problem
Larry Loeb  
1/16/2018   2 comments
In a rough start to 2018, Intel is dealing with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in its CPUs, and now the chip maker is confronting reports of a flaw that leaves chips open to an 'Evil Maid' attack.
Security Warning: Intel Inside
Larry Loeb  
1/12/2018   9 comments
At CES, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich looked to reassure the whole industry that the chip maker would ensure that its processors were secure following the Meltdown and Spectre disclosures.
WPA3 Standard Teased at CES Following KRACK Attack
Larry Loeb  
1/10/2018   Post a comment
A few months after the KRACK attack, the Wi-Fi Alliance unveiled a few details about the upcoming WPA3 standards, with an emphasis on security and encryption.
Dell EMC, VMware Race to Plug Virtual Appliance Security Hole
Larry Loeb  
1/9/2018   Post a comment
Dell EMC, along with VMware, are hard at work plugging a zero-day exploit that targets the companies' virtual appliance gear.
Meltdown & Spectre News Gets Worse – & Better
Larry Loeb  
1/4/2018   3 comments
Intel CPU vulnerabilities grow in scope but patches to address the problem are beginning to be deployed.
Autofill Brings Automatic Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  
1/2/2018   4 comments
A vulnerability in browser-based autofill may mean that your users are spilling the beans on much more than they know.
Chain of Flaws Threatens Win 10
Larry Loeb  
1/1/2018   19 comments
Chaining multiple vulnerabilities can create attacks that threaten millions of Windows 10 computers.




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