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Feb 13, 2018
(credit: Jerry Raia) Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Microsoft's security software that combines end-point security and data collection with cloud analytics, has hitherto been unique to Windows 10. But no longer; Microsoft announced today that it's bringing the same features to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Coming this summer, the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) portion...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Feb 10, 2018
Enlarge (credit: Indigo girl) As more and more websites offer access over encrypted HTTPS, Chrome will soon brand any site served up over plain, unencrypted HTTP as "Not secure." Chrome 68, due for release in July, will start sticking the "Not secure" label in the address bar, as a counterpart to the "Secure" label and padlock icon that HTTPS sites get. This is a continuation of a change mad...

Earlier this year, we looked at what 2018 has in stock for open source, and we wanted to continue this trend to dive a little bit deeper into the resolutions the developer community may have for the New Year. For some, it’s a matter of striving to write smaller batches of code that are more testable, better for security stance, or getting more of the enterprise to internalize that quality code...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Feb 08, 2018
Recently, we started receiving suspicious events from our internal sandbox Exploit Checker plugin. Our heuristics for supervisor mode code execution in the user address space were constantly being triggered, and an executable file was being flagged for further analysis. At first, it looked like we’d found a zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability for Windows, but the sample that was t...

Enlarge / Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K. (credit: Orestis Bastounis) After recommending customers not use its microcode fix for Broadwell and Haswell chips, Intel has issued a new microcode update for Skylake processors that gives operating systems the ability to protect against the Spectre flaw revealed earlier this year. The Spectre attacks work by persuading a processor's branch predictor t...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Feb 07, 2018
A few months ago, while undertaking unrelated research into online connected devices, we uncovered something surprising and realized almost immediately that we could be looking at a critical security threat. What we found was a simple purple web interface that was in fact a link to a real-life gas station, and we suspected this link made the station remotely hackable. Amihai Neiderman, then wor...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Feb 06, 2018
News overview In terms of DDoS attacks, the last quarter of 2017 was livelier than the previous one. Some major botnets were discovered and destroyed. For instance, early December saw the FBI, Microsoft, and Europol team up to knock out the Andromeda botnet, in operation since 2011. In late October, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued a warning about a massive botnet being...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Feb 06, 2018
Another edition of BSides NYC has passed, and as first time attendee and presenter, I was genuinely impressed with the impeccable organization, the content shared, and the interesting conversations that took place among enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world. I’ve been a long time follower and supporter of BSides events in Latin America, mainly due to the fact that they offer a r...