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Vulnerabilities Found In Consumer Based Routers And Devices

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The SOHOpelessly Broken 2.0 study has been released by Independent Security Evaluators . The picture it paints of routers and the so-called ‘smart’ devices that make up the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) is not pretty. The researchers sum up their findings as follows: “Today, we show that security controls put in place by […]

LastPass User Credentials May Have Been Exposed To Hackers

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Do you use the password manager LastPass?  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  In recent years it has seen its popularity surge and has grown to become the most popular app of its type on the web.  Unfortunately, last month, Tavis Ormandy (part of Google’s Project Zero team) discovered a critical flaw in the app’s […]

Intel Server Processors Are Vulnerable To Attack

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Researchers at Vrije Universiteit, in Amsterdam have discovered a disturbing new side-channel attack. All Intel server-grade processors made since 2012 are vulnerable to what has been dubbed NetCAT. That stands for Network Cache Attack and it exploits a weakness in Intel’s Data Direct I/O (DDIO) feature. DDIO is specific to Intel’s server-grade processors and is […]

Companies Are Losing Billions To Business Email Compromises

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The FBI’s statistics on BEC (Business Email Compromise) are alarming to say the least.  Over the last twelve months, the law enforcement agency has witnessed a 100 percent increase in the identified global exposed business losses attributable to BEC. Between June 2016 and July 2019, there were a total of 166,349 BEC incidents reported to […]