Doug Olenick

Black Hat USA 2018: Car hackers Miller and Valasek now using their skills for good

Black Hat USA 2018: Car hackers Miller and Valasek now using their skills for good

The old phrase that it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks may not be as accurate as one might have thought, as the notorious car hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek gave a talk this week.
By Doug Olenick Aug 14 2018, 11:04AM
Black Hat USA 2018: Google, Microsoft and Red Hat dish on the Meltdown/Spectre backstory

Black Hat USA 2018: Google, Microsoft and Red Hat dish on the Meltdown/Spectre backstory

Some of the biggest players who worked behind the scenes during the run-up to the 3 January disclosure of Meltdown and Spectre came together to discuss what their companies did after the vulnerabilities first became known.
By Doug Olenick Aug 13 2018, 9:32AM
Taiwanese Semiconductor knocked offline due to malware

Taiwanese Semiconductor knocked offline due to malware

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) had several factories knocked offline late last week due to a cyber-attack.
By Doug Olenick Aug 9 2018, 2:39PM
Spectre: the vulnerability that just keeps on giving

Spectre: the vulnerability that just keeps on giving

Students from Graz University of Technology have shown a proof of concept for an attack called NetSpectre, which is based on a Spectre variant 1 attack, but can be executed remotely.
By Doug Olenick Aug 1 2018, 10:31AM
WordPress issues out of band security and maintenance update

WordPress issues out of band security and maintenance update

WordPress issued an out of band security and maintenance release yesterday with version 4.9.7 being pushed live patching 18 bugs in the content management system.
By Doug Olenick Jul 12 2018, 11:21AM
Apple patches 76 security issues with latest software releases

Apple patches 76 security issues with latest software releases

Apple got a small head start on Patch Tuesday pushing out updates for seven products on 9 July, including, iTunes, Safari and iOS.
By Doug Olenick Jul 12 2018, 11:14AM
The Pirate Bay makes cryptocurrency mining a feature, not a bug

The Pirate Bay makes cryptocurrency mining a feature, not a bug

The Pirate Bay (TPB) has started notifying its users that by just entering the site they give the peer-to-peer sharing site permission to take over their CPU to mine cryptocurrency.
By Doug Olenick Jul 11 2018, 11:09AM
New Zealand court OK's Kim Dotcom's extradition to the US

New Zealand court OK's Kim Dotcom's extradition to the US

The New Zealand Court of Appeal has upheld a decision from a lower court in that country that found internet icon Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the United States.
By Doug Olenick Jul 9 2018, 10:30AM
Tor patches flaw that could expose MacOS and Linux IP addresses

Tor patches flaw that could expose MacOS and Linux IP addresses

The Tor Project released a patch fixing an issue that could reveal the correct IP address of MacOS and Linux users using the Tor browser.
By Doug Olenick Nov 9 2017, 1:05PM
GhostAdmin botnet malware discovered

GhostAdmin botnet malware discovered

Cyber-security researchers MalwareHunterTeam has uncovered a new botnet malware type it has dubbed GhostAdmin that is alive and working in the wild.
By Doug Olenick Jan 20 2017, 12:04PM