Weekly Threat Briefs

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FortiGuard Labs research has discovered a new variant of the Okiru botnet that targets the Argonaut RISC Core processors (ARC). This is significant because ARC CPU processors are widely used for System on a Chip (SoC) in IOT devices. In fact, they are currently being used by well over a billion devi...

Jan 26, 2018
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in the popular peer-to-peer BitTorrnet client application, Transmission. The vulnerability could allow hackers to remotely execute malicious code on BitTorrent user's computers. Google's Project Zero vulnerability report team discovered the flaw and have...

Jan 19, 2018
On January 3rd, Microsoft released Windows security updates to address the recently disclosed Meltdown/Spectre CPU vulnerabilities that are susceptible to side channel attacks that could potentially allow kernel memory processes to be accessed. But installing the Windows security patches got a whole...

Jan 12, 2018
2018 is starting off with quite a bang. Various media reports on January 3rd claimed that Intel processors (specifically x86-64 processors produced in the last decade) are susceptible to side channel attacks that could allow kernel and memory processes to be accessed by an attacker. Intel quickly we...

Jan 05, 2018
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) continue to be a target for hackers. Because ICS platforms affect vital critical infrastructures, they are enticing for nefarious threat actors. Successful attacks can cause significant damage with far-reaching impact. Last week a new ICS attack was discovered that i...

Dec 22, 2017