Tags hardware

Tech giants reveal new variant of Meltdown and Spectre vulns

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

The new vulnerability, dubbed “Variant 4,” can be exploited through JavaScript in a web browser to steal data.

Russian hackers targeted internet routers worldwide in apparent spy campaign, say U.S. and U.K.

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 months ago

The U.S. and Britain are issuing a joint alert that Russia-backed hackers are targeting internet routers used by offices and residences worldwide.

Nation-state hackers hit Cisco switches

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

Hackers, some of them backed by a nation-state, have attacked Cisco switches in multiple countries, the tech giant’s cyber-threat intelligence division has revealed. Some of these attacks “are believed to be associated with nation-state actors, such as those described” in a recent Department of Homeland Security report that said Russian government hackers were targeting multiple U.S. industries, Cisco said.

DARPA is looking to avoid another version of Meltdown or Spectre

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The Pentagon's R&D wing has contracted Tortuga Logic to develop hardware security tools that use commercial testing platforms to catch vulnerabilities in computer chips.

Western Digital removes hard-coded backdoor from personal cloud drives

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 9 months ago

Owners of Western Digital My Cloud products should make sure they've downloaded the most recent security patches after a hard-coded backdoor was recently discovered.

Meet Berla, the little-known company that can pull smartphone data from your car

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

Automobile manufacturers are pulling data from cars in little-known partnerships that allow government access to data that would otherwise be protected by smartphone security.