4 lessons to be learned from the DOE’s DDoS attack

The Department of Energy was subject to a DDoS attack that caused major disruptions in their operations. Is the smart grid ready for such an attack? Here are the lessons we can take away from the event.

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Microsoft pushes patch to prevent ‘WannaCry level’ vulnerability

This month marks two years since the infamous WannaCry attack. Now a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability has been discovered that could be used in a similar large-scale attack—though Microsoft has released a patch. Have you updated yet?

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Google Chrome zero-day: Now is the time to update and restart your browser

A particularly dangerous Google Chrome zero-day is already being used in real-world attacks. Despite Google’s auto update feature, users will need to close and restart their browser in order to be protected.

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Spectre, Google, and the Universal Read Gadget

A recently released paper by Google has resurrected the spirit of Spectre, a seemingly never-ending threat to most makes of processor. We take a look at what this means, and what the Universal Read Gadget means for most technology users.

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A week in security (February 18 – 24)

A roundup of security news from February 18–24 covering our most recent blogs and happenings in the world of infosec, including ATM hacking, Facebook location settings, spear phishing, and more.

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New critical vulnerability discovered in open-source office suites

A security researcher recently published a proof of concept exploit for open-source office software LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Will this new vulnerability be used in the wild?

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Improved Fallout EK comes back after short hiatus

The Fallout exploit kit is back with some noteworthy improvements.

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Ryuk ransomware attacks businesses over the holidays

Over the holiday, a little-known ransomware family called Ryuk caused serious damage to numerous organizations. The attacks leave a lot of questions unanswered. What do we know so far?

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Vidar and GandCrab: stealer and ransomware combo observed in the wild

Threat actors combine new stealer Vidar and GandCrab ransomware in one-two punch.

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New Flash Player zero-day used against Russian facility

An APT group is using a new Flash Player zero-day that was used a lure targeting a Russian-based clinic

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