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Finnish firm detects new Intel security flaw

PARIS, France – A new security flaw has been found in Intel hardware which could enable hackers to access corporate laptops remotely, Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure said on Friday, January 12. F-Secure said in a statement that the flaw had nothing to do with the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" vulnerabilities recently ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 12th, 2018

AMD confirms chip security flaw, says report exaggerated danger

ADVANCED Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Intel Corp.’s main rival in computer microprocessors, said a report earlier this month alleging that its chips have widespread, fundamental vulnerabilities greatly exaggerated the severity of the threat. There are 13 potential exploits that will be fixed within weeks through software updates, the chipmaker said Tuesday in a statement. There’s […] The post AMD confirms chip security flaw, says report exaggerated danger appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips

WASHINGTON, United States --- Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing "multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors" in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they "have the potential to put organizations at significantly increased risk of cyberattacks." The report comes weeks after Intel disclosed similar hardware-based flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, sparking widespread computer security concerns and a congressional inquiry. CTS said the newly di...Keep on reading: Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

FAULTY REMEDY | Intel asks customers to halt patching for chip bug, citing flaw

Intel Corp said on Monday that patches it released to address two high-profile security vulnerabilities in its chips are faulty......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Intel promises to patch processor security flaw by end of January

A keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada had Intel promising to release patches to address the security issues in processors introduced in the last five years. CEO Brian Krzanich went up on stage and stated their company's goal to have the processors patched and secured by the end of January. "For our processors, products introduced in the past five years, Intel expects to issue updates for more than 90 percent of them within a week and the remaining by the end of January," said Krzanich Previous reports suggested the patches would slow down systems equipped with the affected processors. Krzanich also addressed these concerns, saying any i...Keep on reading: Intel promises to patch processor security flaw by end of January.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Law firms circle Intel as CEO stock sales draw scrutiny

NEW YORK, USA – Securities law firms announced Monday, January 8, US time, that they were pursuing investigations of a flaw affecting Intel chips as a prelude to class-action litigation against the company. The Rosen Law Firm is probing "allegations that Intel may have issued materially misleading business information to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

LAS VEGAS, USA – Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to "remarkable" collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security issue as he delivered a keynote ahead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

PARIS, France -- Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. "All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time," Apple -- whose devices are usually regarded as secure -- said in a post on an online support page on Thursday. Almost all microprocessors produced over the past 10 years by Intel, AMD and ARM are affected. No PC or mobile device can function without the miniature components that are effectively nerve centers for executing computer programs and apps. And that is what distinguishes t...Keep on reading: Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Intel processors made in the past decade have potential security flaw – report

MANILA, Philippines – The Register reported on Tuesday, January 2, that a design flaw in all Intel processors made in the last 10 years posed a potentially major security risk. The design flaw in Intel's processor chips, The Register says, could allow "normal user programs – from database applications ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

US indicts 7 Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy

WASHINGTON, USA – The US Justice Department, Thursday, October 4, indicted 7 agents of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency as part of a joint crackdown with Western allies on a series of major hacking plots attributed to Moscow. The indictments were announced as Dutch security services said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

WASHINGTON, USA – An elite group of North Korean hackers has been identified as the source of a wave of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted "hundreds of millions" of dollars, security researchers said Wednesday, October 3. A report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye said the newly identified group dubbed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook

BRUSSELS --- European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe's cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A draft resolution submitted Thursday to the EU Parliament's civil liberties and justice committee urged Facebook to accept "a full and independent audit of its platform investigating data protection and security of personal data." The assembly summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in May to testify about allegations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used the data of millions of Facebook users to target voters during political campaigns, including the one that brou...Keep on reading: EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Jose Calida defends family company’s contracts with government

Solicitor General Jose Calida has stood firm in claiming the regularity of contracts of his family’s security agency with several government offices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Philippines to ink oil exploration deal with Israeli firm

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the agreement with Ratio Ratio Petroleum Ltd. would help ensure energy security in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

North Korean hacker group targets macOS with cryptojacking malware

MANILA, Philippines - Lazarus, a notorious North Korean hacker group is said to be  responsible for recent breaches of several global banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab. The group is suspected of having developed and deployed a malware that can remotely and secretly take over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Senate presses Calida probe

DESPITE Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition filed at the Supreme Court, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Koko Pimentel yesterday said that the investigation of Calida over the P261 million government contract with his security firm will start as scheduled. Pimentel said that until the SC releases a temporary restraining order….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

SC urged: Stop Senate probe on Calida’s firm

Solicitor General Jose Calida and his family have asked the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order that would prevent the conduct of a legislative inquiry on their alleged conflict of interest stemming from the security service contracts between several government agencies and their family-owned Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

‘Reds’ disarm quarry firm guards, burn heavy equipment in Rizal

CAMP Brig. Gen. Vicente Lim, Bgy. Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna -- Suspected New People’s Army rebels reportedly attacked a quarry station in Sitio Abuan, Bgy. Guitnang Bayan-2, San Mateo, and disarmed the duty security guards of their firearms and burned several heavy equipments lSunday night. Police reported to Chief Supt.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

LONDON, United Kingdom --- What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That's precisely why it's used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization's network. Check Point, a cybersecurity firm in Israel, said Sunday that their research discovered security flaws in tens of millions of fax machines. The hack works by sending an image file through the phone line --- or a file that the fax machine thinks is an image file --- and that is coded to contain malicious software. When a company receives the photo, the image is decoded and uploaded into the fax-printer's memory, allowing the hackers to take over the device and spreading the malicious co...Keep on reading: Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

PARIS, France – Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm CheckPoint said on Wednesday, August 8, they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker a possibility "to intercept and manipulate messages sent by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Security forces should use seized vehicles for intel ops — Lacson

Instead of destroying smuggled luxury vehicles, why not just distribute them to the police and military for their use?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018