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.
Bloomberg blunder highlights supply chain risks
October 10, 2018 - A potentially erroneous report from Bloomberg claimed that Chinese spies were able to infiltrate US hardware supplier Supermicro, and therefore, our technology supply chain. Learn how this unverified story could ultimately come true—and what, if anything, can be done to stop it.