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The RAMBleed Exploit

Malware are now terribly more advanced as they start taking data from the computer hardware itself and not by intercepting and eavesdropping on data from software. We had Meltdown, Spectre, Rowhammer and now RAMBleed. RAMBleed (CVE-2019-0174) takes a page from the Rowhammer DRAM side-channel attack at how it takes data straight from Dynamic…
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DDoS Attack on Telegram

Massive actions such as events, rallies, boycotts and protests can nowadays be easily organized through social media and messaging apps. For many states, these are free for the people to use until they threaten national security which is what allegedly happened in Hong Kong when the popular Telegram messaging app was disabled via DDoS attack last…
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Notepad, New Attack Vector?

Notepad, a Windows staple app that’s as indispensable as Paint, has a bug that can apparently be used by attackers to run remote code. Should we be worried? Is it a threat of a false-positive? Perhaps we should be worried. Microsoft has made announcements regarding the deprecation of longtime useful apps such as Paint given sufficient reason. Like…
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2019 Cryptocurrency Hacks

With an estimated $1.2 billion lost to fraud, thefts, or scams in the first quarter of 2019 with over $365 million of that lost to thieves and hackers alone, according to CipherTrace, the threat against the industry doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Every year since 2017, the losses have increased in this first quarter time period. If this…
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Beware of Fake Instagram Apps

The problem with Google Play apps is that they’re not as curated as those in the Apple Store. Then again even the Apple Store has its failings. They’re often riddled with bugs, ads that practically make them unusable and worse, malware. In fact, some apps are malware pretending to be apps like three Instagram apps that are actually designed to…
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WPA3 Still Rough on the Edges

The newly-released Wi-Fi security standard WPA3 is apparently still rough on the edges, as security researchers have already cracked several vulnerabilities less than one year after its release. WPA3 was developed to address WPA2’s vulnerability to KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) attacks and other issues, but seems to have opened a new can of…
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