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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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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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May 16, 2017

A CYBERSECURITY ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE ON WANNACRY

When an otherwise routine crypto cash-grab becomes international news, it can make the most seasoned of us pause momentarily in reflection. At its core – WannaCry isn’t anything special. It has your usual components of a ransomware attack – the Bitcoin buy, scary pop-ups and flutter. It has the ...

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February 15, 2017

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

“I’ll be back…” A piece of monologue most of us recognize, whether or not we know where it originated. Some of us might even attempt to mimic the hint of a German accent, which graced the original line. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Terminator. 1984. The basic plot of the story: machines become ...

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