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Industry braces for critical Intel security flaw impacting a decade's worth of chips

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

A critical security flaw in Intel processors will require an overhaul of operating system kernels after research found that decades worth of chips could be impacted by the vulnerability.

Leaked NSA tools were once again used in a global ransomware attack

by Chris Bing • 10 months ago

A tool leaked by The Shadow Brokers was found to be used in the 'BadRabbit' attack.

Critical Windows DNS vulnerability gives hackers the 'keys to the kingdom'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 10 months ago

“In the majority of cases, the only requirement would be that an attacker is connected to the same network as their target."

SSH inventor analyzes tools the CIA wrote to exploit his protocol

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.

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