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Day: January 20, 2018

Why Meltdown and Spectre are ripe for ransomware attacks

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: Today I came across this story from csoonline.com that declares a little known possibly that Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are a path and ripe for ransomware attacks Before we study the solution, let’s take a closer look at Spectre and Meltdown. Specter breaks the isolation between different applications. It allows attackers to

Red Hat reverts Spectre (CVE-2017-5715) security updates due to boot issues reported by customers

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: Today I came across this story from securityaffairs.co that highlights an interesting fact that Red Hat will release an updated, spectre vulnerability that rescues previous patches (variant 2, aka CVE-2017-5715).Shortly after Spectre and Meltdown patches were released, many experts considered it to have a significant impact on the performance and stability

15-Year-Old Schoolboy Posed as CIA Chief to Hack Highly Sensitive Information

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: I couldn’t believe this story from thehackernews.com that talks about a leader of a hacker group, charged that he used “social engineering” to pretend to be CIA director and revealed highly sensitive information from his house in Leicestershire on Tuesday’s court hearing is only 15 years old. He is behind the notorious pro-Palestinian hacker group

New Dridex Variant Emerges With An FTP Twist

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: Today I came across this story from threatpost.com that focuses a new Dridex Variant emerges with an FTP technical approach. The variant of the Dridex Bank Trojan recently appeared in email activity with an unusual turning point: According to Forcepoint researchers, attackers use stolen FTP sites to host malicious files. This is

Where to Find Security Holes in Serverless Architecture

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: Today I came across this story from darkreading.com that recaps an interesting security risk on Serverless Architecture. This architecture is simple and cost-effective with security issues. Serverless architectures, also known as Function as a Service (FaaS), let businesses build and deploy software without maintaining physical or virtual servers. That’s the job of

Meltdown and Spectre patches varies performance impact and can cause unwanted reboots, Intel warns

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: I couldn’t believe this story from securityaffairs.co that details Intel’s announcement that the test results on the Meltdown and Spectre patches and their impact on performance, confirming serious problems.Running Meltdown and Spectre patches based on S & G systems with several types of processors may experience more frequent restarts. Performance Hit A few days

Russia’s network of intervention far beyond the election

Shutterstock Image ID: 214413655 Designed by Bolkins CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: A must-read story from fcw.com evaluates a hidden psychological cyber warfare against nations which I dub the name `psycho nation-state cyber warfare’ by the Russian.  I warned that Russia’s efforts may be more insidious than other bad actors, such as terrorist groups, because Russian agents