Intel processors affected by ZombieLoad, a new side-channel attack

ZombieLoad vulnerability

Remember Meltdown and Spectre from last year? Well here comes ZombieLoad, a new side-channel vulnerability that targets the speculative execution portion of several Intel CPUs the same way Spectre does. Microsoft, Apple, and Google have all released temporary patches to …

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BlueKeep ‘wormable’ vulnerability – the next WannaCry? Patches released for Windows Remote Desktop Protocol for Windows 7, XP, and 2003

Another month, another Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft. But this Patch Tuesday is more serious than most, because Microsoft has patched a highly critical vulnerability. “How critical?” you ask? WannaCry-level critical.

Patch Tuesday updates for May came with fixes for …

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A year of Meltdown and Spectre: Questions that still remain

It was the summer of 2017 when two of the most devastating ransomware variants the world has seen—WannaCry and NotPetya—broke loose, infecting more than 300,000 machines and inflicting losses totaling more than $4 billion.

By early 2018, many institutions and …

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Preventing the SQLite Magellan vulnerability from damaging your applications

Emerging vulnerabilities and continuous patching have been at odds with each other ever since the information age began. Flaws are often simple enough that a patch can mitigate any issues they present, but once in a while we’re confronted with …

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SUSE Linux: Patching the world’s first enterprise distribution of Linux

For all you car fans out there, Tesla is all set to release its fastest full-electric production car, the Tesla Roadster, that can go from 0 to 100 in less than two seconds. “What does this have to do with …

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Microsoft Edge vulnerability paves the way for another data breach

Let’s face it—application vulnerabilities have become inevitable in recent years. When Microsoft released Edge, its web browser created to replace Internet Explorer, it came with new features and enhancements, but it also brought along an unexpected vulnerability that allows hackers …

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SingHealth cyberattack highlights importance of endpoint hardening

One of the most important aspects of healthcare reform is an emphasis on preventative care, which makes the recent cyberattack on Singapore’s largest group of healthcare institutions, SingHealth, somewhat ironic. Unfortunately, SingHealth couldn’t prevent an attacker from stealing the personal …

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Why securing your roaming users’ endpoints is important

Travel is a constant factor for many sales and marketing executives and business development personnel. While they’re away from the office, these remote employees feel the effects of any technical issues much more strongly. Since these employees can’t just walk …

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How to combat the ever-changing Windows landscape

Since its inception back in the 1980’s, Windows has faced frequent and significant changes. With Windows 10, Microsoft adopted a servicing model that made organizations rethink the way they deploy and upgrade Windows. Windows 10’s semiannual major OS upgrades, known …

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday May 2018 updates

April 2018 kept Microsoft busy with vulnerabilities springing out of nowhere and adding to the delayed Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Windows 10 rollouts are now part of Patch Tuesday updates for May. Besides that, Microsoft fixed a few vulnerabilities …

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