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March 05, 2018

Did you order all these large packets?

This week GitHub became the victim of the largest DDOS attack ever recorded due to a new amplification attack being observed in the wild.  This attack, which did not require building a botnet or compromising any servers, was able to generate 1.35TBps of data against the target.  It leveraged UDP ...

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January 04, 2018

Moore’s Law Crippled by Security Flaw

Most of us working in Information Technology are aware of the Moore’s Law observation.  A gross over-simplification would be to say the transistor density on an integrated circuit doubles about every two years (some quote 18 months), and as a result, performance increases by double in that same ...

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November 02, 2017

Threat Deception: Attacking the Illusion

“Guardian, this is Rapier....three klicks southeast of target…Rapier is Oscar Mike.  Radio silent.  Over.”

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October 24, 2017

What’s KRACKing at HPE Aruba

Everything you need to know about KRACK(Key Reinstallation Attacks) What is it? Mathy Vanhoef, a technical security researcher, found what we are now calling “KRACK” to be a devastating security flaw in the relatively “secure” standard for wireless networks WPA. KRACK allows for attackers to ...

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October 20, 2017

You’ve undoubtedly heard of KRACK by now...

  News outlets cannot resist commenting on anything Cybersecurity related, especially when it sounds like something out of a mid-90’s TV hacker dictionary. We’re quickly on pace to break a record in 2017. At least with KRACK, it is a particularly interesting example of ingenuity and an unexpected ...

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October 16, 2017

Latest on available KRACK patches

WPA2, at one time, was the answer to our Wifi security woes. Now, it appears that it’s one of the problems. An announcement this morning indicated a far-reaching and serious vulnerability with the protocol. What we once thought was encrypted traffic, and immune to prying eyes, appears to be ...

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