BitDefender has identified a new fast-spreading IoT botnet called Hide and Seek that has the potential to perform information theft for espionage or extortion.
In-brief: Intel has warned users not to install patches it released for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in its processors, asking them to wait until it issues new software, which it’s working on now. Finding out your device has vulnerabilities is bad enough, but finding out the patched issued to fix them are “complete and utter garbage,” according to Linux creator Linus Torvalds, is even worse. This is what faced users of devices with Intel processors on Monday when Intel warned them not to install the patches the company already had released for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. In a blog post, Navin Shenoy, Intel’s executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group, said the company had identified the root cause of a frequent-reboot problem that was affecting customers who’d installed its patches for these vulnerabilities. In the meantime, don’t install the patches nor tell customers or […]
Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a technology called a frequency comb that could pave the way for quantum-encryption technologies to be used to protect mobile data and digital currencies.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIf 2016 and 2017 saw aggressive efforts by the government of Russia to use hacking and online information operations to influence politics in the U.S. and Western Europe, 2018 may see the country reckoning with the aftermath of those campaigns. And that may result in a rethink of the utility of online information and hacking operations, says Flashpoint in its Business Risk Intelligence report.
A late-2017 state-sponsored cyber attacks by North Korea against South Korea not only targeted cryptocurrency users and exchanges, but also college students interested in foreign affairs, new research from Recorded Future has found.