An advisory published earlier today reveals that the vulnerability resides in the SMB service, and the US-CERT says that both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are exposed to attacks. There are reports claiming that Windows Server systems could also be affected, but there's still no confirmation in this regard.
Topic: Network Security
Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity startup based out of Israel that protects networks by building "deception" frameworks to identify and trap malicious hackers, is today announcing that it has added Microsoft Ventures - the software giant's young investment arm - as its newest strategic investor.
The most noteworthy security fix in the WordPress 4.7.1 update is for a vulnerability that isn't actually within WordPress' own code, but rather in open-source code from the PHPMailer library.
Six months of relative quiet around exploit kits recently changed when a public proof-of-concept attack disclosed by a Texas startup was integrated into the Sundown Exploit Kit.
The ability to remain undetected while committing computer network intrusions provides the raison d'être for the IT security professional.
Rowhammer and similar side-channel attacks aren't caught by anti-virus, so a bunch of US boffins have set about working out how to catch their signatures.
Now researchers at Danish firm TDC have documented a type of DDoS attack that uses modest traffic volumes to do the same job, possibly controlled from a single laptop.
DOD officials spelled out the terms and conditions under which the activities could be conducted and explicitly stated that hackers would not be prosecuted if they stayed within the given parameters.
(.mil/.gov ONLY) This report is the second in a series, which identifies key metrics for measuring the effects of network centric warfare (NCW). Volume I introduced two sets of metrics associated with the Reason (i.e., Command and Control) and Physical Spheres of warfare, and made specific recommendations for how the Navy and Joint communities could proceed