Network Security

  • Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic

    April 28, 2017

    On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom under unexplained circumstances that renew lingering questions about the trust and reliability of some of the most sensitive Internet communications. Anomalies in the border gateway protocol—which routes large-scale ...

  • Symantec API Flaws reportedly let attackers steal Private SSL Keys and Certificates

    March 27, 2017

    A security researcher has disclosed critical issues in the processes and third-party API used by Symantec certificate resellers to deliver and manage Symantec SSL certificates. The flaw, discovered by Chris Byrne, an information security consultant and instructor for Cloud Harmonics, could allow an unauthenticated attacker to retrieve other persons’ SSL certificates, including public and private keys, ...

  • New Fileless Malware Uses DNS Queries To Receive PowerShell Commands

    March 5, 2017

    It is no secret that cybercriminals are becoming dramatically more adept, innovative, and stealthy with each passing day. While new forms of cybercrime are on the rise, traditional activities seem to be shifting towards more clandestine techniques that involve the exploitation of standard system tools and protocols, which are not always monitored. The latest example of such ...

  • China makes VPNs illegal to tighten its Great Firewall

    January 23, 2017

    China is long known for its strict Internet censorship laws through the Great Firewall of China – China’s Golden Shield project that employs a variety of tricks to censor Internet and block access to various foreign websites in the country by its government. The Great Firewall has blocked some 171 out of the world’s 1,000 top ...

  • Router Vulnerabilities Disclosed in July Remain Unpatched

    January 17, 2017

    Details on serious vulnerabilities in a number of routers freely distributed by a major Thai ISP were published on Monday after private disclosures made to the vendors in July went unanswered. Researcher Pedro Ribeiro of Agile Information Security found accessible admin accounts and command injection vulnerabilities in ZyXel and Billion routers distributed by TrueOnline, Thailand’s largest ...