Nvidia patches eight security flaws in graphics products

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn Chip maker Nvidia has released its first security update for 2019 (ID 4772), fixing eight CVE flaws in its Windows and Linux graphics display drivers. Users are advised to patch as soon as possible. The company scores the flaws using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) v3, which shows five with […]

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New Attacks Against 4G, 5G Mobile Networks Re-Enable IMSI Catchers

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

At NDSS Symposium 2019, a group of university researchers yesterday revealed newly discovered cellular network vulnerabilities that impact both 4G and 5G LTE protocols.According to a paper published by the researchers, “Privacy Attacks to the 4G and 5G Cellular Paging Protocols Using Side Channel Information,” the new attacks could allow remote attackers to bypass security […]

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How to Hack Facebook Accounts? Just Ask Your Targets to Open a Link

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s 2019, and just clicking on a specially crafted URL would have allowed an attacker to hack your Facebook account without any further interaction.A security researcher discovered a critical cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the most popular social media platform that could have been allowed attackers to hijack Facebook accounts by simply tricking the […]

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Reconstructing SIGSALY – Schneier on Security

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Jon PAUL • February 16, 2019 5:10 AM Hello all, I greatly appreciate your comments and feedback! 1/ There were 33 patents granted to BTL overall, some by very well-known engineers like Homer Dudley, inventor of the VOCODER. Many were classified secret at the time and only declassified in 1976. Claude Shannon’s fundamental paper Communication […]

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Valentine’s Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails. Hackers love the holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Some cybercriminals currently are spreading the love, with a new form of Gandcrab ransomware sliding into target inboxes. In the weeks preceding February 14, Mimecast […]

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Russian ISPs plan internet disconnection test for entire country

Posted on February 12th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn At a time and date during 2019 yet to be confirmed, Russia’s major ISPs will in unison temporarily disconnect their servers from the internet, effectively cutting the country off from the outside world. From the point of view of Russian internet users, everything will appear normal – as long as they […]

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Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

It’s 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your computer.No, I’m not talking about yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Office, but in two other most popular alternatives—LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice—free, open source office software used by millions of Windows, MacOS and Linux users.Security […]

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Friday Squid Blogging: Squid with Chorizo, Tomato, and Beans

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Clive Robinson • February 1, 2019 6:53 PM @ Alex B, Should the US look into implementing a similar program? Long answer short, “Yes but they won’t”. Long answer, over something like five decades the US has run various programs to see if the lives at the bottom of society can be improved, and importantly […]

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Friday Squid Blogging: Squids on the Tree of Life

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

roberts robot double • January 27, 2019 12:41 PM @Clive, @Bruce et al >> So no mater how apparently clever an AI gets, it is in effect usless to us unless we can understand the mechanism behind the choices. Indeed, but I will take this much further as I am a lifelong systems guy, from […]

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