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Chris Galazka

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Meltdown and Spectre: The Holy Grail of Vulnerabilities

Posted: 17 January 2018

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, yet another vulnerability has been discovered, but this time embedded into physical hardware. The threat is so severe that if used correctly, a simple action like running a computer program could allow someone to steal sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details. And guess what? Not a single piece of IT security software will save us. But hey, there is a patch for it...

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To be or not to be? Using the Mask of Ransomware

Posted: 30 June 2017

Many businesses and organisations are still reeling from the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware attack, only to be hit again by another cyber-breach nicknamed Petya (also known NotPetya or Nyetya), but not all is as it seems… It’s now clear that the malware used the EternalBlue exploit to spread, which was the same vulnerability used by WannaCry. This time however, security experts including Kaspersky Labs claim the aim of the attack was not for monetary gain but to cause damage and destruction.

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