A week in security (July 9 – July 15)

A roundup of the security news from July 9 - July 15, including sextortion, Spectre, cryptomining, mobile malware, ICO scams and more. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: ad blockersandroid malwarecrypto ...
Intel Releases Microcode Spectre Patches

Intel Faces Yet Another Speculative Execution Flaw in Its CPUs

As predicted by security researchers, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities announced this year were just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to security issues related to the speculative execution feature ...
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Intel Won't Patch Spectre on All CPUs

Intel Won’t Patch Spectre on All CPUs

Intel does not plan to release microcode updates for older generations of processors that are affected by the Spectre vulnerability, either because patching is not practical and for other reasons. The company ...
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A “Patch for the Meltdown Patch” released out of band Thursday night

A “Patch for the Meltdown Patch” released out of band Thursday night

The Meltdown/Spectre saga continues… Late Thursday, Microsoft released a patch for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 operating systems to resolve CVE-2018-1038. Apparently, this vulnerability was actually introduced by the patches released ...
Meltdown Patches Left Windows 7, Server 2008 Systems Even More Vulnerable

Meltdown Patches Left Windows 7, Server 2008 Systems Even More Vulnerable

Microsoft’s January and February patches for the Meltdown vulnerability introduced an even more dangerous flaw that left Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 systems vulnerable to complete compromise. The bug is somewhat ...
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A week in security (March 12 – March 18)

A roundup of notable security news from March 12 to 18, including data theft, mobile malware, compromised clients, and more. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: AndroidcybercrimemalwareMeltdownSpectrevpn (Read more...) The post ...
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The Shared Security Weekly Blaze – The Insecure Internet of Things, Spectre Patch Updates, Android Malware

This is the Shared Security Weekly Blaze for March 19, 2018 sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions. This episode was hosted by Tom ...
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Attackers Deliver Cryptominer to PostgreSQL Servers as Scarlett Johansson Pic

Security researchers have come across an attack against PostgreSQL servers that installs cryptominer malware that’s hidden in a picture of actress Scarlett Johansson. The unusual attack was captured in a honeypot by ...
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16th March 2018 resources updates

Added to the AMD section of the Meltdown/Spectre resource page, which for administrative reasons has now been moved here. [16th March 2018] Not Meltdown/Spectre, but allegedly similar issues: Richi Jennings for Tech ...
Microsoft Offers $250K Bounty for Meltdown-Like Bugs in CPUs

Microsoft Offers $250K Bounty for Meltdown-Like Bugs in CPUs

Microsoft has expanded its bug bounty programs to include monetary rewards for vulnerabilities that stem from speculative execution, a feature in modern processors that sits at the core of the Meltdown and ...
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