Researchers are expected to present at CanSecWest a BIOS rootkit that automates BIOS vulnerability discovery and implants persistent malware.
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Hackers wriggled their way into the servers of health insurance provider Premera Blue Cross last year, and potentially exposed the information of 11 million members, employees and other associates.
FireEye scanned iOS and Android apps downloaded billions of times in aggregate and determined that, despite the availability of patches, because the apps still connect to vulnerable HTTPS servers, they’re subject to FREAK attacks.
Researchers from Royal Holloway University in London published a paper demonstrating inexpensive ways to crack the 512-bit export-grade RSA keys vulnerable to the FREAK attack.
Researcher Patrick Wardle of Synack is expected this week at CanSecWest to unveil malicious dylib attacks against Apple’s Mac OS X.
Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos said a preview of the company’s end to end encryption extension has been released to GitHub for review.
HP’s Zero Day Initiative published details of a bypass for a five-year-old Windows patch for the .LNK vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet.
The EquationDrug cyberespionage platform is a complicated system that is used selectively against only certain target machines, one that can be extended via a collection of 116 malware plug-ins, researchers at Kaspersky Lab said.
DDoS attacks have been a persistent problem for the the better part of 20 years, and as ISPs and enterprises have adjusted their defenses, attackers have adapted their tactics. One of the more effective tools in the attackers’ arsenal now is the use of botnets to generate massive numbers of DNS queries for a target[…]
Software, from web apps, to operating systems to firmware, has been abused and exploited every which way from Sunday for decades by both researchers and attackers. Now, it is hardware’s turn in the spotlight, as researchers have published details of a new method for exploiting a problem with some DRAM memory devices that can allow[…]