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Content posted in May 2018
Researchers Bypass AMD's SEV Hypervisor & Cause More Chip Concerns
Larry Loeb  
5/30/2018   3 comments
Intel is not the only chip maker being tested these days. A group of German researchers have found a way around AMD's SEV hypervisor, leaving these processors open to attack.
Z-Shave Attack Shows Why IoT Security Need More Attention
Larry Loeb  
5/29/2018   6 comments
Pen Test Partners have discovered a new IoT vulnerability that researchers call Z-Shave. This shows why manufactures need to think much harder about building security into connected devices.
FBI Knocks Out VPNFilter Malware That Infected 500K Routers
Larry Loeb  
5/24/2018   3 comments
The VPNFilter botnet malware spread to 500,000 globally before the FBI knocked it out late in the day on May 23. However, it's another skirmish in the cyberfight between Russia and Ukraine.
Spectre Number 4 Disclosure Raises Fresh Hardware Alarms
Larry Loeb  
5/23/2018   5 comments
The latest side-channel vulnerability, dubbed Spectre Number 4, is raising new alarms about widespread issues in chips, beyond x86. However, this time, Intel is trying a different approach.
Satori Botnet Plays Hidden Role in Cryptomining Scheme, Researchers Find
Larry Loeb  
5/21/2018   2 comments
Several different researchers have found that recent attempts on TCP port 3333 is the work of a cryptomining scheme where the Satori botnet is playing a hidden part.
Throwhammer & Nethhammer Show How Chips Are Vulnerable to Bit Flips
Larry Loeb  
5/18/2018   4 comments
In a pair of papers released over the last week, researchers have shown how two different types of attacks, Throwhammer and Nethhammer, can cause a bit flip in chips by sending packets across a standard network.
Relax: PGP Is Still Secure
Larry Loeb  
5/16/2018   3 comments
Talk about overreacting. After researchers claimed to have found some flaws in PGP, the industry lost its collective mind. Here's what is really happening.
Radware: Nigelthorn Malware Hiding in Google Chrome Extensions
Larry Loeb  
5/14/2018   3 comments
A new type of malware called Nigelthorn is hiding in Google Chrome extensions and hijacking victims as part of an elaborate cryptomining scheme, Radware reports.
Microsoft's JavaScript Update for Excel Is a Gift to Cryptominers
Larry Loeb  
5/11/2018   3 comments
At Build 2018, Microsoft revealed a new JavaScript features that is supposed to add new functionality into Excel. However, it's also a gift for those who want to indulge in cryptomining schemes.
Phishers Are Finding Ways Around Office 365's ATP Feature
Larry Loeb  
5/9/2018   8 comments
Security researchers at Avanan have seen phishers using a new method to circumvent Microsoft Office 365's ATP technology, which is allowing them to send malicious emails.
China's Cyberspies Are Changing Tactics, Techniques & Targets
Larry Loeb  
5/7/2018   6 comments
A new report from 401TRG about the Winnti Umbrella group finds that cyberspies in China are changing their techniques as they zero in on new targets.
ICS Network Managers: Time for a Wake-Up Call
Larry Loeb  
5/4/2018   Post a comment
A report from Positive Technologies shows that despite the best efforts to wall and secure Industrial Control Systems from the wider Internet, attackers are still able to target and exploit this equipment.
Microsoft's TCPS Project Looks to Secure IIoT & ICS
Larry Loeb  
5/2/2018   5 comments
As industrial systems continue to grow and ICS and IIoT get more connected, Microsoft is looking for a new way to lock down data within these systems. At a recent show, Redmond detailed TCPS, which offers new ways to protect data through the cloud.




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