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Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Apr 18, 2018
Enlarge (credit: Chrome's unsafe content warning.) Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you'll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you're about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job than Google, and it has released a Chrome plugin, Windows Defender Browser Protection, that brings...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Apr 17, 2018
Intel Skylake die shot. (credit: Intel) Since the news of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks earlier this year, Intel has been working to reassure the computer industry that it takes security issues very seriously and that, in spite of the Meltdown issue, the Intel platform is a sound choice for the security conscious. To that end, the company is announcing some new initiatives that use featu...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Apr 16, 2018
In March 2018, Japanese media reported the hijacking of DNS settings on routers located in Japan, redirecting users to malicious IP addresses. The redirection led to the installation of Trojanized applications named facebook.apk and chrome.apk that contained Android Trojan-Banker. According to our telemetry data, this malware was detected more than 6,000 times, though the reports came from just...


Source: Veracode.com

Apr 13, 2018
RSA 2018 is fast approaching, and all of us at CA Veracode are gearing up and getting ready. I’m excited to return this year, and looking forward to both sharing what’s new with us, and learning more about what others have been working on this year. Although the size of this conference can be overwhelming, bringing so many security professionals together creates a truly unique source of knowle...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Apr 12, 2018
Summary Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a series of attacks utilizing unknown malware since early 2017. The attacks appear to be geopolitically motivated and target high profile organizations. The objective of the attacks is clearly espionage – they involve gaining access to top legislative, executive and judicial bodies around the world. The attackers have targeted a large number of organizat...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Apr 12, 2018
In the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make the public aware of the research we have been conducting. This report serves as the next installment, focusing on the relevant activities that we observed during Q1 2018. These summaries serve as a representativ...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Apr 12, 2018
Enlarge / An AMD Ryzen. (credit: Fritzchens Fritz) The latest Windows 10 fixes, released as part of yesterday's Patch Tuesday, enable protection against the Spectre variant 2 attacks on systems with AMD processors. Earlier this year, attacks that exploit the processor's speculative execution were published with the names Meltdown and Spectre, prompting a reaction from hardware and software c...

RSA Conference is unquestionably the biggest security event of the year. With so many companies showcasing the latest and greatest in security technology and solutions, it’s very difficult to stand out amongst the crowd. However, in light of recent headlines, it’s evident that securing the software that powers our digital economy will be a major talking point at this year’s show. With that in ...