Global botnets are being abused by hackers — and they can even hide all the evidence using ORB networks

Threat actors are constantly evolving their techniques to remain undetected when infiltrating organizations, with new research revealing how persistent groups like Volt Typhoon are evading detection. Mandiant has observed increased usage of operational relay box networks (ORBs) to obscure indicators of compromise (IoC). These ORBs are essentially a botnet made of IoT devices, virtual private […]

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This tiny motherboard plugs in a memory slot and barely bigger than a business card — LattePanda’s minuscule MU packs an N100 CPU, 8GB RAM and can even run an Nvidia GPU

LattePanda has unveiled its latest single board computer, the LattePanda Mu – and although it is barely larger than a business card at a mere 60mm x 69.6mm, the micro x86 compute module is equipped with an Intel N100 CPU with 4 cores.  LattePanda says the Mu, which can run both Windows and compatible Linux […]

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US government warns of D-Link router security flaws — patch now or potentially pay the price

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added two vulnerabilities, found in some D-Link routers, to its database of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV), meaning it has evidence of in-the-wild abuse. The two vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-20214-100005, and CVE-2021-40655. The former is a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) flaw, found in D-Link DIR-600 routers, […]

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VPNs aren’t broken – TunnelVision is being blown out of the water

You may have seen the rumblings about TunnelVision supposedly neutering even the best VPNs. When I first read about it, even I was worried. However, after speaking with VPN and cybersecurity experts, I’ve realized it’s nothing more than sensationalism. Because this technique has been a possibility for over two decades, it caused an immediate ripple […]

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Another new router malware is sniffing around for your login details

Cybersecurity researchers from Black Lotus Labs recently observed a new infection campaign, targeting both enterprise-level and small office/home routers (SOHO) with information-stealing malware.  According to the researchers, the unidentified threat actors are either abusing a zero-day vulnerability, or simply brute-forcing their way into routers, after which they plant a brand new malware variant. This malware, […]

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Hackers of all kinds are attacking routers across the world

When hackers find a vulnerable router, they compromise it by installing malware that grants persistence, the ability to run distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, hide malicious traffic, and more. But what happens when the hackers find a router that was already compromised by a rival gang? Cybersecurity researchers from Trend Micro published a report […]

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Network specialist debuts free tool that promises to solve VPN and ZTNA connectivity issues for good

Hybrid access as a service (HAaaS) provider Cloudbrink has created a new tool that can measure packet loss impact, revealing the deep-seated causes of network and application performance problems affecting the hybrid workforce.  Cloudbrink’s own research reveals as little as 0.0047% packet loss in conjunction with 30ms latency can cause a dramatic decline in speed, […]

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Going cloud optional for the deskless workforce

Most applications are built to rely on the cloud. However, many organizations are beginning to realize that cloud dependency has drawbacks. The challenges of cloud over-dependency are most apparent in industries such as aviation, quick-service restaurants, e-commerce, and healthcare, where deskless workforces rely on mobile apps to do their jobs. Max Alexander Social Links Navigation […]

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US tech devices may be forced to become “spy machines”

The US House of Representatives recently agreed to reauthorize a controversial spying law, referred to as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Not only did the House expand its mandate for at least two more years, but it also widened its reach considerably. While the US Senate is now set to vote […]

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Switching broadband is going to get easier thanks to these new ‘nutrition’ labels

Starting April 10, the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will require internet service providers (ISP) to begin displaying information about their service in a clear and concise manner. The format for the details resembles nutrition labels, like you see on food boxes. But instead of calories, sugars, and fats, the FCC’s Broadband Labels will show […]

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