Cyber Security Roundup for February 2020

Cyber Security Roundup for February 2020

A roundup of UK focused cyber and information security news stories, blog posts, reports and threat intelligence from the previous calendar month, January 2020.After years of dither and delay the UK government ...
Intel Fixes Dangerous Plundervolt Vulnerability

Intel Fixes Dangerous Plundervolt Vulnerability

Intel has quickly released a fix for the new and already infamous Plundervolt vulnerability found in Intel 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th generation processors, alongside Xeon Processor E3 v5 and v6, ...
Plundervolt! A new Intel Processor 'undervolting' Vulnerability

Plundervolt! A new Intel Processor ‘undervolting’ Vulnerability

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a weakness in Intel’s processors: by 'undervolting' the CPU, Intel’s secure enclave technology becomes vulnerable to attack.A little bit of undervolting can cause a ...
TPM-FAIL: Intel and STMicro ‘Fix’ 26-Year-Old Vulnerability

TPM-FAIL: Intel and STMicro ‘Fix’ 26-Year-Old Vulnerability

Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) aren’t so trusted today. Intel and STMicro have had to release fixes for timing attacks ...
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Attacking the Intel Secure Enclave

Interesting paper by Michael Schwarz, Samuel Weiser, Daniel Gruss. The upshot is that both Intel and AMD have assumed that trusted enclaves will run only trustworthy code. Of course, that's not true ...
The UK Government Huawei Dilemma and the Brexit Factor

The UK Government Huawei Dilemma and the Brexit Factor

In the last couple of days, Google announced it will be putting restrictions on Huawei’s access to its Android operating system, massively threatening Huawei's smartphone market. Meanwhile, UK based chip designer ARM ...

WhatsApp, Microsoft and Intel Chip Vulnerabilities

Quickly applying software updates (patching) to mitigate security vulnerabilities is a cornerstone of both a home and business security strategy. So it was interesting to see how the mainstream news media reported ...
ZombieLoad: Researchers discover New Hardware Vulnerability in Modern Intel Processors

ZombieLoad: Researchers discover New Hardware Vulnerability in Modern Intel Processors

A brand new processor hardware vulnerability affecting modern Intel CPUs has been uncovered by Bitdefender researchers Coined "ZombieLoad side-channel processor", the vulnerability defeats the architectural safeguards of the processor and allows unprivileged ...
Joining the Bromium Threat Intelligence & Analysis Program

Introducing the Bromium Threat Insights Report

This report is made possible by customers who opted to share their Bromium-isolated threat data with Bromium, which our experts compiled into a Threat Insights Report Bromium Threat Insights Report is designed ...
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Intel Advances Hardware-Centric Approach to Cybersecurity

Intel this week announced a set of open source libraries intended to enhance cybersecurity by making it easier to build IT solutions that invoke confidential computing capabilities to create isolated enclaves of ...
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