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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the security review

Sophos Naked Security - 8 Leden, 2018 - 16:30
We take an objective look at the security angles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Ex-NSA hacker builds AI tool to hunt hate groups’ symbols online

Sophos Naked Security - 8 Leden, 2018 - 15:30
She's teaching NEMESIS to find white nationalists' so-called dog whistles - the Black Sun and Pepe the frog memes - with object recognition.

First shots at South Korea could herald malware campaign of Olympic proportions

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Leden, 2018 - 14:05
Russia, Norks and dog lovers all potential perps, say pundits

A malware campaign has been unleashed against organisations involved with next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.…

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Your connection is not Brexit... we mean private: UK Tory party lets security cert expire

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Leden, 2018 - 12:46
Well what do you expect...

Another day, another embarrassing gaffe for the Tories. This time it seems someone forgot to renew the UK Conservative Party's website's security certificate.…

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Monday review – the hot 15 stories of the week

Sophos Naked Security - 8 Leden, 2018 - 11:20
From the Intel CPU flaw and the IP address errors leading to wrongful arrests to Microsoft's plans to be "password free", and more!

Smartphones' security enhancements just make them more dangerous

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Leden, 2018 - 08:01
Is that incriminating data in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?

Over the holidays I bought Apple’s newest, shiniest face scanner. For the first fortnight - and periodically since then, that constant lift-and-scan felt weird. As though my smartphone had suddenly become too intimate, too familiar.…

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It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Leden, 2018 - 07:30
KB4056892 is not your friend if you run an Athlon

UPDATE  Microsoft’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs may be crocking AMD-powered PCs.…

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Experts Weigh In On Spectre Patch Challenges

VirusList.com - 8 Leden, 2018 - 05:21
Mitigating Spectre and Meltdown flaws won't be easy, but experts say exploits targeting Spectre will be hard to patch against.
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Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches

The Register - Anti-Virus - 6 Leden, 2018 - 02:58
Googler drops bug bomb in public – but don't panic

Cfir Cohen, a security researcher from Google's cloud security team, on Wednesday disclosed a vulnerability in the fTMP of AMD's Platform Security Processor (PSP), which resides on its 64-bit x86 processors and provides administrative functions similar to the Management Engine in Intel chipsets.…

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Qualcomm joins Intel, Apple, Arm, AMD in confirming its CPUs suffer hack bugs, too

The Register - Anti-Virus - 6 Leden, 2018 - 02:15
Just in time for Friday night

Qualcomm has confirmed its processors have the same security vulnerabilities disclosed this week in Intel, Arm, AMD and IBM CPU cores.…

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How to hack Wi-Fi for fun and imprisonment with crypto-mining inject

The Register - Anti-Virus - 5 Leden, 2018 - 22:57
Turn cafe punters into unwitting coin crafters

Thanks to the ridiculous valuation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, cryptomining code has become a common mechanism for converting authorized and stolen computing cycles into potential cash.…

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How to hack Wi-Fi for fun and imprisonment with crypto-mining inject

The Register - Anti-Virus - 5 Leden, 2018 - 22:57
Turn cafe punters into unwitting coin crafters

Thanks to the ridiculous valuation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, cryptomining code has become a common mechanism for converting authorized and stolen computing cycles into potential cash.…

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Dell EMC patches 3 zero-days in Data Protection Suite

The Register - Anti-Virus - 5 Leden, 2018 - 17:43
Could combine to 'fully compromise' virtual appliance, researchers warn

Three vulns in Dell EMC’s Data Protection Suite product that can combine to fully compromise a virtual appliance have been patched by the vendor.…

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Microsoft could soon be “password free”

Sophos Naked Security - 5 Leden, 2018 - 17:04
Is it the beginning of the end for passwords?

Google Play Removes 22 Malicious ‘LightsOut’ Apps From Marketplace

VirusList.com - 5 Leden, 2018 - 15:39
Google removed 22 malicious adware apps ranging from flashlights, call recorders to wifi signal boosters that together were downloaded up to 7.5 million times from the Google Play marketplace.
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JPMorgan doesn’t trust YouTube to keep its ads out of sketchy channels

Sophos Naked Security - 5 Leden, 2018 - 15:17
Following ads appearing next to hate-filled/extremist content, the bank says it's not relying on Google to protect its brand.

Children at ‘significant’ social media risk

Sophos Naked Security - 5 Leden, 2018 - 13:00
Children aren't getting enough guidance to cope with the emotional demands that social media puts on them, according to new report.

Tips on researching tech support scams

Virus Bulletin News - 5 Leden, 2018 - 13:00
As tech support scammers continue to target the computer illiterate through cold calling, VB's Martijn Grooten uses his own experience to share some advice on how to investigate such scams.

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Cisco to release patches for Meltdown, Spectre CPU vulns, just in case

The Register - Anti-Virus - 5 Leden, 2018 - 12:10
Switchzilla is investigating a whole bunch of products

Cisco is the latest company to prepare patches to tackle the serious security vulnerabilities affecting the majority of CPUs, Meltdown and Spectre.…

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Woo-yay, Meltdown CPU fixes are here. Now, Spectre flaws will haunt tech industry for years

The Register - Anti-Virus - 5 Leden, 2018 - 08:08
Countermeasures to protect apps from attack

Analysis  Intel has borne the brunt of the damage from the revelation of two novel attack techniques, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that affect the majority of modern CPUs in various ways.…

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