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Rowhammer attacks can now bypass ECC memory protections

Academics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam, Holland, have published a research paper today describing a new variation of the Rowhammer attack. For readers unfamiliar with the term, Rowhammer is the name of a class of exploits that takes advantage of a hardware design flaw in modern memory cards. By ...

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German eID card system vulnerable to online identity spoofing

Image: Bund.de Security researchers have found a vulnerability in the backbone of the electronic ID (eID) cards system used by the German state. The vulnerability, when exploited, allows an attacker to trick an online website and spoof the identity of another German citizen when using the eID authentication option. There ...

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YubiKey 5: The ultimate security gift

YubiKey 5 It’s almost 2019. Isn’t it time we all did our bit to give weak passwords the boot? One of the quickest and easiest ways to do this is to switch up to strong hardware-based authentication in the form of the YubiKey 5. Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and ...

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DOD disables file sharing service due to ‘security risks’

The US Department of Defense has disabled access last week to a file sharing service used by its army aviation and missile research centers citing security issues. The disabled service is named AMRDEC SAFE, which stands for the US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Safe ...

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Google traffic hijacked via tiny Nigerian ISP

A tiny Nigerian ISP has hijacked internet traffic meant for Google’s data centers. The incident, called a BGP hijack, occurred yesterday, on November 12, between 13:12 and 14:35, Pacific time, according to Google. The incident was first detected and reported by BGPmon, an online service that monitors the routes that ...

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