MANRS Observatory: Monitoring the State of Internet Routing Security

Routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet, but it’s under constant threat. Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, driven by the networking community and supported by the Internet Society, aiming to reduce the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system through technical and collaborative…

Researchers discover troubling new security flaw in all modern Intel processors

Researchers from BitDefender have uncovered a concerning security vulnerability present in all modern Intel processors. If executed, the flaw could permit an adversary to access the computer’s kernel memory, which could potentially result in them gaining access to sensitive information, like passwords, tokens, and private conversations. The flaw affects all machines using Intel processors that…

Jargon Buster: Get to know Terminologies in Online Security, like Malware, Trojan and Virus

The online security ecosystem is a fascinating area of computing, though it does have its own share of jargon, which terminologies will appear to the non-techie individuals as mere gibberish. Such terminologies as spyware, adware, and malware can be really confusing, so it behooves us to break them down a bit, so that our non-techie…

Monero security flaw could’ve seen XMR stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges

Privacy-focused altcoin Monero has suddenly disclosed nine security vulnerabilities — including one that could have allowed hackers to steal XMR from cryptocurrency exchanges. Until March, rogue Monero miners were hypothetically able to create “specifically-crafted” blocks to force Monero wallets into accepting fake deposits for an XMR amount chosen by the attacker. “It is our belief that this can…

How Apple’s implementation of the “Sign In With Apple” button exposes users to more security risks

Apple announced the availability of “Sign In with Apple” button at WDDC 2019, which feature presents new option of accessing applications now that everyone is more concerned about privacy; but the safety of the sign-in button is currently being questioned by the OpenID Foundation. According to the OpenID Foundation, there isn’t much difference between Apple’s…

Microsoft adds a privacy and security feature, Personal Vault on OneDrive to protect important and sensitive files

Microsoft’s cloud storage service, OneDrive offers file sync, sharing, collaboration and storage for personal and business users; and with the growing emphasis on privacy, the company has incorporated a Personal Vault feature to protect sensitive files, which requires two-factor authentication. While it is important to have the right tools for effective business support, it is…

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