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Larry Loeb

Content posted in July 2018
New Spectre-Like Vulnerability Allows for Remote Data Theft
Larry Loeb  |  7/30/2018  | 
Researchers have found new Spectre-like vulnerability in x86 processors called NetSpectre, which allows attackers to steal data remotely.
Symantec: Leafminer Group Is a Dangerous Group of Amateurs
Larry Loeb  |  7/27/2018  | 
While the Leafminer group has been causing significant problems in the Middle East for well over a year, Symantec notes that the group is doing so using rather amateurish techniques.
Bluetooth Vulnerability Opens Up Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
Larry Loeb  |  7/25/2018  | 
With almost certainly hypothetical, this vulnerability in Bluetooth's protocol could result in a man-in-the-middle attack and allow the culprits to steal personal data off a device.
DNS Rebinding Attack Could Affect Half a Billion IoT Devices
Larry Loeb  |  7/23/2018  | 
From smart speakers to printers to IP-connected video equipment, DNS rebinding attacks are targeting a number of IoT-based devices.
More Data Breaches in Store for US Retail Industry
Larry Loeb  |  7/20/2018  | 
A report from Thales eSecurity and 451 Research finds that the security systems of US retailers are getting breached more often than their global counterparts. As a result, IT is rethinking its security spending.
Researchers Detail Spoofing Attack Against Vehicle GPS
Larry Loeb  |  7/17/2018  | 
A new paper shows that with the right amount of hardware and know-how, an attacker can spoof a vehicle's GPS system and change the route.
Broadcom's Deal for CA Puts Big Iron in the Spotlight
Larry Loeb  |  7/16/2018  | 
With Broadcom buying CA for $18.9 billion, old-time big iron is suddenly cool again. Here's what it means for security and software development.
Bug Bounty Programs Paying Off for Enterprises
Larry Loeb  |  7/13/2018  | 
The number of bug bounty programs continues to grow, and enterprise security is better for it. A new report urges more businesses to embrace and not squash these initiatives.
Magecart Group Seen as Hidden Hand Behind Ticketmaster Attack
Larry Loeb  |  7/11/2018  | 
By targeting third-party vendors that Ticketmaster uses to help process payment, the Magecart group appears to be expanding the scope of its cybercrimes, according to RiskIQ.
Attackers Combining Smoke Loader & PROPagate in New Campaign
Larry Loeb  |  7/9/2018  | 
Cisco Talos researchers have found that attackers have started to combine Smoke Loader and the PROPagate injection in a new campaign delivered through phony Word documents.
Google, Firefox Pull Stylish After Report Shows How Data Is Collected
Larry Loeb  |  7/6/2018  | 
A security researcher showed how the Stylish browser extension sent personal data and search results back to the parent company, and this forced Mozilla and Google to yank it off their stores.
Researchers Show How Attackers Can Crack LTE Data Link Layer
Larry Loeb  |  7/4/2018  | 
In a paper, researchers show how an attacker with the right equipment can crack the data link layer of an LTE network. It's mostly theoretical, but it shows why upcoming 5G security standards need to be tougher.


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