Watching the movie A Beautiful Mind, where Russell Crowe played John Nash, a professor of mathematics who won the Nobel Prize for his contributions to a complex concept called game theory, one would never guess that a hypothesis of his Nash equilibrium would someday help improve cybersecurity strategy.
Topic: Network Security
Intel patched a critical vulnerability that dates back nine years and impacts business desktop PCs that utilize the company's Active Management Technology. According to an Intel security bulletin, the flaw could allow an adversary to elevate privileges on a vulnerable system.
The Windows vulnerability was first publicly disclosed in July 2010, a few days before security reporter Brian Krebs was the first to report on the Stuxnet outbreak.
"We can see an evolution of tradecraft," says Rid, who teaches at King's College Department of War Studies, and last week testified at a Senate hearing on Russian hackers meddling in the 2016 election.
Federal agencies that shift money from maintaining outdated legacy IT systems to modernizing them can expect to see fewer cybersecurity incidents - as can the agencies that migrate legacy systems to the cloud or implement strict data governance policies, according to a new academic study.
Apache Struts 2 installations are being targeted - and hacked in large numbers - by attackers who are exploiting a zero-day flaw in the platform to remotely execute code, security researchers warn.
Unlike most ransomware out there, which focuses mainly on encrypting local files, Samas spreads inside the entire network to encrypt files on every server and computer, the researchers say. This operation is performed in three steps: the attackers steal domain credentials, identify targets via Active Directory reconnaissance, and then move laterally through
With next gen 'distributed consensus' algorithms that combine both security and performance, organizations can defend against DDoS attacks, even those that leverage IoT devices.
The way that Firefox caches intermediate CA certificates could open the door to the fingerprinting of users and the leaking of browsing details, a researcher warned this week.
There's a crafty new way hackers are trying to get inside your computer: By tricking you into installing a fake "missing font."