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4 Lessons to be learned from the DOE’s DDoS attack

Analysts, researchers, industry professionals, and pundits alike have all posited the dangers of the next-generation “smart grid,” particularly when it comes to cybersecurity. They warn that without the right measures in place, unscrupulous parties could essentially wreak havoc on the bulk of society by causing severe outages or worse. It is a real possibility, but up until now, it’s been … [Read more...]

Buggy implementation of CVE-2018-8373 vulnerability used to deliver Quasar RAT

A variant of a remote code execution vulnerability with Internet Explorer’s scripting engine known as CVE-2018-8373 patched last August has been found in the wild. Looking at the IOCs posted by our colleagues at TrendMicro, we recognized the infrastructure serving this exploit. The same static domain has been active since at least early July, and is being redirected to from an adult website … [Read more...]

September 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Although summer isn’t officially over until later this month, it might as well be autumn already where I live. School has started, the swallows that nest in our eaves have left for South America, the weather has grown slightly cooler (and rainier), and the Atlantic is full of hurricanes (which I narrowly avoided by cruising […] … [Read more...]

August 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Here we go again. It’s August 14, and after last month’s buggy patches – with numerous known issues, particularly regarding .NET, Windows 7 and 8.1 – it’s not surprising that many IT pros are feeling at least a little wary but what might be in store this time. There were enough problems that Woody Leonhard […] … [Read more...]