Spectre, Google, and the Universal Read Gadget
March 1, 2019 - A recently released paper by Google has resurrected the spirit of Spectre, a seemingly never-ending threat to most makes of processor. We take a look at what this means, and what the Universal Read Gadget means for most technology users.
The Advanced Persistent Threat files: APT10
January 16, 2019 - While security companies are getting good at analyzing the tactics of nation-state threat actors, they still struggle with placing these actions in context and making solid risk assessments. So in this series, we're going to take a look at a few APT groups, and see how they fit into the larger threat landscape—starting with APT10.
Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?
January 11, 2019 - Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?
Assessing the security of a portable router: a look inside its hardware, part deux
December 26, 2018 - In part two of our blog assessing the security of a portable router, we will acquire the tools and equipment to make a copy of the firmware on our target router so that we can assess whether there are any vulnerabilities.