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  • New JavaScript Exploit Can Now Carry Out DDR4 Rowhammer Attacks
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on April 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Academics from Vrije University in Amsterdam and ETH Zurich have published a new research paper describing yet another variation of the Rowhammer attack. Dubbed SMASH (Synchronized MAny-Sided Hammering), the technique can be used to successfully trigger the attack from JavaScript on modern DDR4 RAM cards, notwithstanding extensive mitigations that have been put in place by manufacturers over the

  • Simplify, then Add Lightness – Consolidating the Technology to Better Defend Ourselves
    by [email protected] (The Hacker News) on April 14, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    One of the biggest consequences of the rapidly evolving cybersecurity threat landscape is that defenses must constantly build bigger systems to defend themselves.  This leads to both more complex systems and often less communication between them. More importantly, it can lead companies to invest in disparate “best in class” components instead of finding the best fit for their needs. The constant

  • Update Your Chrome Browser to Patch 2 New In-the-Wild 0-Day Exploits
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on April 14, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Google on Tuesday released a new version of Chrome web-browsing software for Windows, Mac, and Linux with patches for two newly discovered security vulnerabilities for both of which it says exploits exist in the wild, allowing attackers to engage in active exploitation. One of the two flaws concerns an insufficient validation of untrusted input in its V8 JavaScript rendering engine (

  • NSA Discovers New Vulnerabilities Affecting Microsoft Exchange Servers
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on April 14, 2021 at 5:19 am

    In its April slate of patches, Microsoft rolled out fixes for a total of 114 security flaws, including an actively exploited zero-day and four remote code execution bugs in Exchange Server. Of the 114 flaws, 19 are rated as Critical, 88 are rated Important, and one is rated Moderate in severity. Chief among them is CVE-2021-28310, a privilege escalation vulnerability in Win32k that's said to be

  • Detecting the "Next" SolarWinds-Style Cyber Attack
    by [email protected] (The Hacker News) on April 13, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    The SolarWinds attack, which succeeded by utilizing the sunburst malware, shocked the cyber-security industry. This attack achieved persistence and was able to evade internal systems long enough to gain access to the source code of the victim. Because of the far-reaching SolarWinds deployments, the perpetrators were also able to infiltrate many other organizations, looking for intellectual

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