Google is patching a serious bug in the desktop version of its Chrome browser that could let an attacker take over a computer simply by luring them to a website.
Beware Apple users! Your iPhone can be hacked just by visiting an innocent-looking website, confirms a terrifying report Google researchers released earlier today.
The story goes back to a widespread iPhone hacking campaign that cybersecurity researchers from Google’s Project Zero discovered earlier this year in the wild, involving at least five unique iPhone exploit chains capable of remotely jailbreaking an iPhone and implanting spyware on it.
Those scientists at MIT have been very busy bees. With the world burning around us, they thought we’d need new technology to speed up the destruction. They’ve brought it to us in the form of a shiny new microprocessor.
The difference with this one is instead of using traditional silicone to create the transistors that make up the logic gates, they have used carbon nanotubes.
The nanotubes are small, which means miniaturisation of this type of processor can continue, a factor which is limiting current microprocessor design.
However, as the article goes on to explain, this design isn’t without its own implementation issues.
This is a fascinating insight into the potential future of microprocessors and well worth a read.
Cisco warns that public exploits for vulnerabilities to its Cisco 220 Series smart switches are available and should be upgraded to firmware release 126.96.36.199 as soon as possible.
See more: Cisco 220 Series Smart Switches Exploit.
More Woes for Valve after they banned a security researcher from its bug bounty program, the same researcher discovers another zero-day vulnerability affecting the Steam gaming client.
Check out this interesting piece looking into the latest RDP bugs (CVE-2019-1181 & CVE-2019-1182) patched by Microsoft in August.
Read More: DejaBlue
VideoLAN has released an updated version of its VLC Player to fix over a dozen bugs.
Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between Aug. 9 and Aug. 16. As with previous roundups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavioural characteristics, indicators of compromise, and discussing how our customers are automatically protected from these threats.
The Rapid7 Open Data set is a collection of Open Source Intelligence data feeds collected via their project SONAR research. This provide forward and reverse DNS records, similar to PassiveTotal or OpenDNS, HTTP and HTTPS GET responses, SSL Certificate data, UDP and TCP scans and other data.
These can be used to bolster any threat intelligence offering.
For further details see James’ site.
Anton seems to be quiet at the moment, but you can catch up with his exploits on his blog and via twitter. He also publishes various code experiments and exploits on his github pages, with a particularly useful looking fuzzing repo which you could use in OWASP ZAP, BURP Suite or similar.