Microsoft's chip patch is messing with anti-virus products

Microsoft’s chip patch is messing with anti-virus products

| January 5, 2018

  Some major anti-virus software vendors were forced to reconfigure their programs after Microsoft rolled out a patch that changed their products’ processing architecture, industry experts tell CyberScoop. In response to the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” vulnerabilities, which affect nearly every microchip created since 1995, Microsoft immediately offered a software patch that would prevent attackers from targeting […]

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Meet 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre,' the chip flaws causing problems for nearly everyone

Meet ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre,’ the chip flaws causing problems for nearly everyone

| January 4, 2018

Critical bugs in all modern processor chips that allow attackers to potentially steal sensitive data were publicly revealed Wednesday after months of private security industry work and days of public speculation. Named “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to find passwords or sensitive documents stored in memory. The exploits work on personal computers, mobile […]

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As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins

As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins

| December 15, 2017

Imagine if you took every single gripe you’ve had with Verizon over the past five years — the time it blocked Nexus 7 tablets for five months; the time it forced you to pay $20 per month for tethering; the time it tried to make you use a mobile wallet app called “ISIS” — and […]

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Conficker worm still spreading despite being nearly 10 years old

Conficker worm still spreading despite being nearly 10 years old

| December 12, 2017

Nearly a decade after it first burst across the world, the Conficker worm remains one of the internet’s most prevalent malware threats, according to research by the security firm Trend Micro. Conficker, also known as Downad, was first spotted in 2008 when it infected as many as 15 million machines. Experts saw it as one of the worst […]

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50,000 net neutrality complaints were excluded from FCC’s repeal docket

50,000 net neutrality complaints were excluded from FCC’s repeal docket

| December 6, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission docket for its repeal of net neutrality rules is missing something: more than 50,000 complaints that Internet customers have filed against their ISPs since the rules took effect in 2015. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) was able to obtain the text of net neutrality complaints from the FCC via a […]

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Unpatched Microsoft Word DDE Exploit Being Used In Widespread Malware Attacks

Unpatched Microsoft Word DDE Exploit Being Used In Widespread Malware Attacks

| October 21, 2017

A newly discovered unpatched attacking method that exploits a built-in feature of Microsoft Office is currently being used in various widespread malware attack campaigns. Last week we reported how hackers could leveraging an old Microsoft Office feature called Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), to perform malicious code execution on the targeted device without requiring Macros enabled or memory […]

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Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

| October 17, 2017

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected. But first, let’s clarify what an attacker can and cannot do using the KRACK vulnerability. The attacker can intercept some of the traffic between your device and your […]

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