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SSH inventor analyzes tools the CIA wrote to exploit his protocol

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

The CIA hacking tools called Gyrfalcon and BothanSpy, as described in documents released by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, are "effective, but surprisingly unsophisticated," according to Tatu Ylonen.

Microsoft unveils specialized anti-ransomware tool for next update

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

The new tool will be publicly available with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update later this year.

WikiLeaks releases new round of CIA malware documents, this time with less supporting material

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

WikiLeaks released a new set of CIA cyberwarfare documents on Thursday, marking the 10th installation in the two-month-old Vault 7 series. This publication focuses on Pandemic, a CIA project that infects networks of Windows machines through the Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol with trojanized versions of software that can mean complete compromise of targeted devices. The documents date from April 2014 to January 2015.

As investigation against Assange is dropped, WikiLeaks releases new CIA malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

"Athena" is malware created by a military contractor and used by the CIA.

Sen. Warner wants action on WannaCry patching from DHS, OMB

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, of Virginia, has written to federal officials asking for details about how agencies patched their systems to protect them against the fast-spreading WannaCry ransomware.

Microsoft hurries to patch 'worst' Windows vulnerability

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

Microsoft has rushed out a self-installing patch for a vulnerability in a Windows security program that allows hackers to take over a computer just by sending an email.

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