News tagged ‘information security’

Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013

AMI BIOS Source Code and UEFI Signing Key Found on Public FTP Server

AMI BIOS Source Code and UEFI Signing Key Found on Public FTP Server

The source code of different versions of AMI firmware and a unique UEFI signing test key were found on an unsecured FTP server. As such, such a security leak may have grave implications for desktop systems that feature motherboards that operate on the AMI UEFI BIOS.

Monday, 21 Jan 2013

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012

Security Firm Finds Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10

Security Firm Finds Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10

Researchers at Vupen Security, a private security firm that is based in France, claimed that they have uncovered multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10. These security flaws may potentially allow cybercriminals to gain control of a Windows 8 machine remotely.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Unpatched Exploit in Windows Allows Applications to Run On Top of Login Screen

Unpatched Exploit in Windows Allows Applications to Run On Top of Login Screen

An unpatched exploit that affects Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview allows a user to launch a system shell by manipulating the sticky keys function. This hack is straightforward to implement as it can be executed in a matter of minutes.

Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011

Microsoft Releases Duqu Workaround, Keeps Mum on Patch Release Timeline

Microsoft Releases Duqu Workaround, Keeps Mum on Patch Release Timeline

A temporary fix has been released by Microsoft for the Duqu Trojan, however, the company didn't comment on the timeline for the release of its official patch for this vulnerability.

Thursday, 3 Nov 2011

Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows Exploited by Duqu Trojan

Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows Exploited by Duqu Trojan

Symantec has issued a warning of Duqu virus infection via compromised Microsoft Word email attachments from which the Duqu installer executes itself by exploiting a Windows kernel vulnerability.

Thursday, 20 Oct 2011

Duqu Trojan is the James Bond of Cyberattacks

Duqu Trojan is the James Bond of Cyberattacks

Researchers have christened a newly uncovered Trojan "Duqu" and is described as the precursor to the infamous Stuxnet due to their striking similarities.

Thursday, 15 Sep 2011

Intel and McAfee Unveil DeepSAFE, A Hardware-Assisted Security Technology

Intel and McAfee Unveil DeepSAFE, A Hardware-Assisted Security Technology

Intel and McAfee reveal McAfee DeepSAFE, a new and holistic approach to protect computing devices against intrusions from security breaches and malware.

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