Blacksmith attack bypasses existing DDR4 memory defenses.

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Blacksmith Attack Bypasses Existing DDR4 Memory Defenses

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Researchers from ComSec group have demonstrated that it is possible to trigger the Rowhammer exploit and target the associated DRAMs used in commercially available devices. Blacksmith (tracked as CVE-2021-42114 ) is a fuzzing-based technique, and unlike previous DRAM exploits, it works well for … Read More

New ETW Attacks May Blind Security Products

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FBI Warning: Cybercriminals Abusing Zero-Day in FatPipe VPN

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Microsoft Reports Evolution of Iranian Hacking Groups

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Zero-day Flaws and Exploit-as-a-Service Trending Among Ransomware Groups

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Sky customers vulnerable to hackers after security flaw on six million routers

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Cybercriminals discuss new business model for zero-day exploits

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US banks must soon report significant cybersecurity incidents within 36 hours

The U.S. financial regulators have approved a new rule that requires banking organizations to report any “significant” cybersecurity incident within 36 hours of discovery.

The Glitch Platform Is Being Used By Hackers to Host Malicious URLs

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North Korean Hacker Group Intensifies Espionage Campaigns

The adversary, which security researchers also refer to as Kimsuky, Thallium, and Konni, has been targeting organizations in sectors such as education, government, media, and research, as well as other industries.

Scammers Leverage Fake SS7 Exploits to Boost Their Revenue

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Ransomware Phishing Emails Sneak Through SEGs

Researchers are raising the alarm over a phishing email kicking off a Halloween-themed MICROP ransomware offensive, which they observed making its way to a target’s inbox despite its being secured by an SEG.

Researcher finds SSRF bug in internal Google Cloud project, nabs $10,000 bug bounty

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Ransomware is now a giant black hole that is sucking in all other forms of cybercrime

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Canadian teen arrested for stealing $36.5m of cryptocurrency

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Banks ordered to promptly flag cybersecurity incidents under new U.S. rule

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