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Top secret Army, NSA data found on public internet due to misconfigured AWS server

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

A misconfigured Amazon Web Services server with details on the Army's shutted 'Red Disk' project was publicly available on the open internet.

Intel patches flaw that leaves millions of computers vulnerable to hidden attacks

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 weeks ago

The flaws would let hackers run code on targeted systems using vulnerabilities, which include multiple buffer overflows in the operating system kernel for the Intel Management Engine (ME) firmware.

Former U.S. spies say anti-virus software makes for a perfect espionage platform

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

Popular anti-virus software companies are a prime target for intelligence agencies because most store large quantities of intuitive data on external servers and have direct, continuous access into their clients' networks, former U.S. intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts say.

New Microsoft Word zero day used to spread 'lawful intercept' malware, analysts say

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

A well-funded spy group appears to have recently acquired a highly-sophisticated zero day vulnerability to deploy a remote access trojan, developed by infamous surveillance technology firm FinFisher, against a Russian-speaking "entity."

Intel chip vulnerability gets quick patch in some products, longer timeline in others

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

Manufacturers of the millions of business PCs, laptops and servers using Intel chips with a newly discovered vulnerability are scrambling to roll out patches.

How the FBI relies on dark web intel firms as frontline investigators

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

The companies operate in a hazardous legal environment where they must constantly balance operational risks and client interests while maintaining law enforcement's trust.

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