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Side-Channel Vulnerability Variants 3a and 4 – Spectre and Meltdown

Advanced Persistent Threat Activity Exploiting Managed Service Providers

On May 21, 2018, new variants of the side-channel central processing unit (CPU) hardware vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown were publicly disclosed. These variants—known as 3A and 4—can allow an attacker to obtain access to sensitive information on affected systems. Systems Affected CPU hardware implementations Description Common CPU hardware …

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Inception Attackers Target Europe with Year-old Office Vulnerability

Inception Attackers Target Europe with Year-old Office Vulnerability

The Inception attackers have been active since at least 2014 and have been documented previously by both Blue Coat and Symantec; historical attacks used custom malware for a variety of platforms, and targeting a range of industries, primarily in Russia, but also around the world. This blog describes attacks against …

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Blue Coat ProxySG and ASG Appliances – cannot delete a host now in use by policy

Blue Coat ProxySG and ASG Appliances - cannot delete a host now in use by policy - blackMORE Ops - 2

Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) which was previously listed as Blue Coat Systems, acquired by Symantec in 2016. Symantec ProxySG and Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) are high performance on-premises appliances that protect organizations across the web, social media, applications and mobile networks. Combine with cloud-delivered Web Security Service …

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Meltdown and Spectre – Severe CPU vulnerabilities

Meltdown and Spectre Severe CPU vulnerabilities

During the first week of January 2018, the world has been plunged into hot and anxious discussions concerning two newly discovered vulnerabilities in nearly all major ARM-based CPUs including smartphones, tablets, and some computers. The vulnerability itself even extends to the IBM’s POWER processors which run nearly all supercomputers! Starting …

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