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Content posted in November 2018
UPnProxy Still Infecting Thousands of Home & Small Business Routers
Larry Loeb  |  11/30/2018  | 
An analysis by Akamai finds that UPnProxy is still out in the wild and still targeting routers mainly used in homes and by small businesses.
New Worm Helps Spread Fileless Version of Bladabindi RAT
Larry Loeb  |  11/28/2018  | 
An updated version of the Bladabindi RAT is fileless and can now be spread through removable USB and other storage devices.
Rowhammer Vulnerability Can Bypass ECC Memory Chips
Larry Loeb  |  11/27/2018  | 
New research finds that the Rowhammer vulnerability can be adjusted to bypass ECC memory chips, exposing processors to an attack.
Perceptual Ad Blockers Have Security Flaws, Too
Larry Loeb  |  11/22/2018  | 
Blocking ads is more than stopping annoying pop-ups. There's a security component as well. However, a crop of perceptual ad blockers that use machine learning have their own flaws and shortcomings.
Geoblocking, Even at Low Levels, Restricts Internet Freedom Study
Larry Loeb  |  11/21/2018  | 
A new research paper from the University of Michigan and Cloudflare finds that geoblocking or geofencing is not as extensive as some believe. However, even at low levels, this practice can restrict Internet freedom.
Employees Traveling This Holiday? Don't Forget Good Security Practices
Larry Loeb  |  11/19/2018  | 
A survey finds that employees are more likely to bypass good security practices when they travel during the holiday season, but still log onto the corporate network to work.
New Spectre & Meltdown Attacks Show Limits of CPU Vulnerabilities
Larry Loeb  |  11/16/2018  | 
A group of researchers from Belgium, Austria and the US have uncovered more Spectre and Meltdown flaws in CPU architectures, but their paper also shows the limits of these vulnerabilities in real-world attacks.
Google Data Center Traffic Rerouted to Nigeria, China & Russia
Larry Loeb  |  11/14/2018  | 
For over an hour this week, some Internet traffic from Google's data centers was rerouted through a Nigerian ISP and possibly sent to Russia and China.
Metamorfo Trojan Revamped to Evade Antivirus Protections
Larry Loeb  |  11/12/2018  | 
The Metamorfo Trojan, which has targeted banks and other financial institutions in Brazil, has been revamped by threat actors to better evade antivirus and other security protections.
DJI Drones Buzzed Over Security Flaw in Company's User Forum
Larry Loeb  |  11/9/2018  | 
Check Point researchers found a flaw in the DJI's online user forum that could allow an attacker to access and steal information from one of the company's drones.
'Outlaw' IRC Bot Roughs Up Windows & Open Source Environments
Larry Loeb  |  11/7/2018  | 
Trend Micro is having a showdown with a IRC bot developed by a group dubbed 'Outlaw,' which is targeting Windows, Ubuntu and even Android environments.
'BLEEDINGBIT' Bluetooth Vulnerability Leaves Enterprises Exposed to Attacks
Larry Loeb  |  11/5/2018  | 
Security firm Armis has found two, zero-day vulnerabilities in the BLE protocol of Texas Instrument chips that researchers call 'BLEEDINGBIT.'
RDP Attacks Prompt New Slate of Security Warnings
Larry Loeb  |  11/2/2018  | 
Following a warning by the FBI, Trend Micro has issued its own alert about an increase in RDP attacks that have targeted enterprises all around the world.


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