As I mentioned in our video yesterday, on Wednesday the world learned about some critical local vulnerabilities that affect almost every modern computing platform that uses Intel, AMD, or ARM chips. In today’s video, I share the most important details about these interesting, though dangerous new vulnerabilities. I also discuss why they pose less risk […]

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On 3 January 2018, security researchers at Google, Graz University of Technology, and several other education institutions disclosed multiple vulnerabilities found in most modern Intel, AMD and ARM processors. The more severe vulnerability, Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754), appears isolated to Intel processors developed in the last 10 years. Spectre (CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753) on the other hand, theoretically […]

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Star Wars The Last Jedi X-Wing

A short time ago, in our very own galaxy, Star Wars fans of every age got their latest fix! With mixed reviews from critics and audiences, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been scrutinized from every angle this month…except one. While some lament certain plot choices and quibble over this film’s impact on the larger […]

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Mr Robot Episode 10 Season 3

For a show that’s built its reputation on technical accuracy, Mr. Robot’s season three finale did not disappoint. As usual, WatchGuard Technologies CTO Corey Nachreiner analyzed the hacking accuracy or “hackuracy” of the final episode in his weekly Mr. Robot Rewind series on GeekWire. We saw Elliot use several realistic hacking techniques to recover the […]

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Remember Mirai? That was the IoT botnet that was responsible for many huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2016 and this year. Its authors also leaked its source code to the public, causing a flood of new malicious IoT botnets since then. Good news! Three college-aged men, plead guilty to creating this botnet, […]

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It looks like the hackers are wrapping up their planning session. After looking for vulnerabilities and exploits in cryptocurrency, wireless communications, cyber insurance, IoT and multi-factor authentication, they’re making one last ditch effort to catapult society into total political chaos by hacking election machines. Given the research that emerged at DefCon 2017 surrounding vulnerabilities in […]

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Credential leaks seem like they are a “dime a dozen” these days, but this one is significant. A security organization, 4iQ, found a now publicly accessible and searchable database with 1.4 billion leaked user credentials on the Dark Web this week. Though it appears this database aggregates many old breaches, it also contains a significant […]

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