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Enough with the Stunt Hacking

In the information security industry’s latest attention-grabbing headline, we have the tale of Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek hacking a Jeep Cherokee and disabling it while driving down the highway.  You can read about this hack here. This is stunt hacking. That is,...

Shellshock: What You Need to Know

The Shellshock (or Bash) bug is the latest serious bug to hit the scene.  So what do you need to know about this bug?  Anitian has a quick summary. What is Shellshock? It is a very serious bug to Bash, a ubiquitous command shell for Unix and Linux systems.  When...

Heartbleed – What You Need to Know

The Heartbleed bug is the biggest thing to hit the security world for a while.  So what do you need to know about this bug?  Anitian has a quick summary. What is Heartbleed? It is a bug in OpenSSL, a common encryption library used on web servers. Is it bad? Yes, but...

Is badBIOS for Real?

Last week Dragos Ruiu described a new kind of malware that can spread without network connectivity. Named badBIOS, this malware supposedly uses ultrasonic communications through speakers to communicate with other hosts.  This raised a lot of eyebrows, even among us...