We are still seeing a lot of Windows 7 installations around in Dar – and although with only a cursory glance ‘2020’ might feel like its 2 years away from ‘2018’ it’s actually only 16 months away. Windows 7 is already End-of-Life by Microsoft, and when “End of Extended Support” comes that means no more… Read More »
At least 5 backdoors found in Cisco software in last 5 months. Are you still feeling secure? https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cisco-removes-undocumented-root-password-from-bandwidth-monitoring-software/
A lot of people ask us about hacking – and mostly we just smile and walk away – but if you’re really interested in finding out how things work, and getting into the real nuts-and-bolts of computers, then we have a nice Youtube channel for you. Start with this clip – it’s a good intro… Read More »
According to this story from Yahoo Finance, there is a high level of confidence that Kaspersky software was used to leak information from the NSA. If you deal with sensitive information, you may wish to think twice about using Kaspersky. Quoted in the article : “I think there’s a very high level of confidence that… Read More »
Initially reported in this bug report here, it seems that Apple have embarrassed themselves again with yet another flaw in the High Sierra OS update. Macrumours has more to say in this article here.
You can find a nice write-up on the Intel CPU vulnerability here. “Testing also showed that an attack running on one virtual machine was able to access the physical memory of the host machine, and through that, gain read-access to the memory of a different virtual machine on the same host.” It seems that mitigation… Read More »
We found this nice article on APNIC that gives a slightly-but-not-too-technical rundown on how things have started to change in the common internet protocols, hopefully for the better… Internet protocols are changing
Weaknesses have been found in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. The attack (which has been nicknamed Krack) can allow an attacker to defeat encryption and view traffic which would normally be protected against viewing my an unauthorised user. Official release and full write-up of Krack Attack is here It is… Read More »