Category: <span>Servers</span>

TrickBot and Microsoft Face-off Once Again Microsoft recently led a coalition of cyber-security firms on a global takedown against one of the world’s largest malware botnet and cybercrime operators, TrickBot. While initial efforts brought down the botnet, TrickBot operators brought new servers online in an effort to continue their criminal activities, leading Microsoft to go […]

The supercomputer Intel promised will be significantly delayed In 2019, the US Energy Department chose the California-based Intel Corporation to help show American tech Independence over China. The company was tasked with helping to build a $500 million supercomputer. That supercomputer, named Aurora, was scheduled to be installed at facilities near Chicago in 2021. Aurora’s […]

Businesses and users experience havoc due to CenturyLink outage A CenturyLink outage led to a surprising 3.5% drop in global internet traffic. The outage was due to a technical misconfiguration issue in one of its data centers. The error involved both firewall and BGP routing and affected not only CenturyLink’s network, but also affected other […]

A new P2P botnet is infecting SSH servers all over the world A previously undiscovered botnet has been discovered by researchers. This botnet uses unusually advanced measures in order to covertly target millions of servers around the world. The proprietary software for this botnet was written from scratch in order to infect servers and corral […]

Hackers have leaked more than 900 VPN passwords It’s been reported that a hacker has published a list of over 900 plaintext usernames and passwords of Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers – as well as IP addresses – to a Russian-speaking hacker forum that is frequented by multiple ransomware gangs. Tech reporting company, ZDNet, obtained […]

Two bugs in Windows cause emergency patch release Microsoft silently released a security fix to customers due to two vulnerabilities found in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library. The two bugs – tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457 – only impact Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. Those two bugs, which are described as two remote code […]

Practically every small and medium-sized organization under bug threat Microsoft recently released a patch for a bug discovered by Israeli security firm Check Point. That bug, named SigRed, has a potentially “wormable” vulnerability. This means an attack from this bug can spread from one machine to another without any human interaction (such as clicking malware) […]

It’s now possible to check your ISP’s use of security measures There is a new site that allows users to check on their internet service providers to see if they’re implementing basic security measures. The website named “Is BGP Safe Yet” allows users to test the safety of their ISP’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). The […]

The FBI is warning about an attack that bypasses multi-factor authentication Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division sent out a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn about cyber criminals using social engineering and technical attacks to circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). The FBI still recommends that companies use MFA, stating “Multi-factor authentication continues to […]

A CPU Memory concept has been published in an effort to fight security attacks The Intel STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team published a white paper that suggests the development and implementation of a new kind of CPU memory. This new CPU memory would be able to block side-channel attacks like Spectre and Meltdown. […]