Microsoft fixes the recent ALPC zero-day in time for September 2018 Patch Tuesday

Microsoft fixes the recent ALPC zero-day in time for September 2018 Patch Tuesday

Last week a security researcher known on Twitter as SandboxEscaper decided to go out with a bang by revealing a zero-day effecting Windows operating systems in the form of a tweet rather than submitting a bug report to Microsoft. SandboxEscaper additionally posted a link to a proof-of-concept on Github, just encase anyone doubted the vulnerability. The zero-day was in-turn verified …

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DrayTek Routers suffering a zero-day attack in the wild!

DrayTek Routers suffering a zero-day attack in the wild!

DrayTek is a manufacturer of broadband CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), including firewalls, VPN devices, routers and wireless LAN devices. On Friday it was announced that hackers have been exploiting a zero-day vulnerability to change the DNS settings on some Draytek routers. Initially, several users started reporting finding their DNS servers settings had been changed to …

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HPE iLO Firmware Download Links

HPE iLO Firmware Download Links

**Updated 23/07/2018**   Using the links below you can download the recent HPE iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) firmware files (to get to the .bin file you will need to extract the .exe with 7zip and then install via the iLO webpage, or run the .exe on the server itself),these are all i could find on HPE’s website : …

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An Easy Guide For How To Mitigate Spectre And Meltdown

An Easy Guide For How To Mitigate Spectre And Meltdown

Are you stuck trying to understand how to protect your devices or company against Spectre and Meltdown? Well you are unfortunately not alone. This article should help clear it up though. Ever since the two vulnerabilities nicknamed Spectre and Meltdown effecting multiple CPU’s dating back to 1995 got leaked a few weeks back vendors have …

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CPU Flaws – Meltdown and Spectre

CPU Flaws – Meltdown and Spectre

Two vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre have recently been discovered, you have probably seen these in the news over the past 24 hours since they since they effect most modern processors and allow malicious programs to steal information from the memory of other programs. This means that a malicious program could steal passwords, account information, …

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WannaCry accidental hero MalwareTech arrested by FBI for role in Kronos Trojan

WannaCry accidental hero MalwareTech arrested by FBI for role in Kronos Trojan

The UK based Security Researcher who uses the handle @MalwareTechBlog, (aka Marcus Hutchins) and who became the self-professed accidental hero during the recent WannaCry outbreak that took place back in May has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the Kronos malware campaign that took place back in 2014-2015. Yesterday, the FBI detained Marcus Hutchins …

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Microsoft Newly Launched $250,000 Bug Bounty

Microsoft Newly Launched $250,000 Bug Bounty

With major security flaws in the news more and more at present it may come as no surprise that technology companies are looking to invest in defensive technologies more and endeavour to maintain a high standard of security. Following this path Microsoft has now unveiled the new Windows Bounty Program. Including all features of the …

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Artificial Intelligence and the need to Regulate SkyNet!

Artificial Intelligence and the need to Regulate SkyNet!

With so many companies working on Artificial Intelligence at the minute and the consensus in the field being that this will lead to Artificial General Intelligence (the type seen in films like Terminator with SkyNet) should we be worried, is there a need to look at regulating this area of Technology? Well Elon Musk has …

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Windows 365! Is it time for a subscription based OS?

Windows 365! Is it time for a subscription based OS?

There has long been rumors that Microsoft may have plans for a subscription model that would encompass more then it’s Office suite, when Windows 10 was still in beta testing their was a buzz surrounding how they would price this new Operating System and many summarized that with Microsoft leaning towards a subscription based service …

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