Researchers say an unprotected Management Engine BIOS Extension can allow an attacker the ability to configure Intel’s AMT feature for remote access by a hacker. Source: Threadpost
Researchers identified 60 apps on Google Play infected with AdultSwine malware that in some cases displayed graphic adult-themed ads on apps intended for children. Source: Threadpost
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew U.S. spy provisions, extending the powers of the NSA to collect internet communications for another six years. Source: Threadpost
WhatsApp said that claims that infiltrators can add themselves to an encrypted group chat without being noticed is incorrect. Source: Threadpost
The debate over the government's authority to access private encrypted data on digital devices was amplified when the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray called unbreakable encryption an 'urgent public...
Thanks to Meltdown and Spectre, January has already been an extremely busy month of patching for Microsoft. Source: Threadpost
Microsoft is pausing the rollout of Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches until hosted anti-virus software vendors confirms no unsupported Windows kernel calls via the addition of a registry key on PCs. Source:...
Apple releases patches addressing the Spectre vulnerability impacting its macOS, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Source: Threadpost
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced new restrictions on when agents can copy data from digital devices at border crossing points. Source: Threadpost
Mitigating Spectre and Meltdown flaws won't be easy, but experts say exploits targeting Spectre will be hard to patch against. Source: Threadpost