Archive for the ‘Hardware Security’ Category

Busting the Myths of Hardware Based Security

Many experts often overlook hardware based security and its vital importance in establishing a secure workspace. When it comes to cybersecurity, everyone likes to talk about software and the dangers that it poses. However, people often overlook hardware-based security and its vital importance in establishing a secure workspace. This is attributed to a general lack […]

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Million of vehicles can be attacked via MiCODUS MV720 GPS Trackers

Multiple flaws in MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers shipped with over 1.5 million vehicles can allow hackers to remotely hack them. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published an advisory to warn of multiple security vulnerabilities in MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers which are used by over 1.5 million vehicles. An attacker can […]

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HP addressed 16 UEFI firmware flaws impacting laptops, desktops, PoS systems

Researchers disclosed 16 high-severity flaws in different implementations of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware impacting multiple HP enterprise devices. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Binarly discovered 16 high-severity vulnerabilities in various implementations of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware impacting multiple HP enterprise devices. An attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to implant a firmware that survives operating […]

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How Virtualization Helps Secure Connected Cars

Connected cars create opportunities to deliver enhanced customer experiences. At the same time, they also have the potential to provide high cost and revenue benefits. This is true for connected car companies, OEMs, suppliers and insurers (and much, much more). However, car companies haven’t really explored the opportunities to monetize customer data adequately. We can […]

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Researcher hacked #Apple #AirTag two weeks after its launch

The Apple AirTag has been available for just a couple of weeks and hacking community is already working on it to demonstrate that how to compromise it. “The German security researcher Stack Smashing tweeted today (via The 8-bit) that he was able to “break into the microcontroller of the AirTag” and modified elements of the item tracker […]

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Dell fixes exploitable holes in its own firmware update driver – patch now!

Researchers at SentinelLabs say that they found various exploitable bugs in one of Dell’s Windows kernel drivers, which they reported back in December 2020. There were five related bugs, now collectively dubbed CVE-2021-21551. Dell has now issued a patch for these vulnerabilities (the official update is dated 2021-05-04), noting that: Dell dbutil_2_3.sys driver contains an insufficient access control vulnerability […]

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Microsoft’s Pluton chip upgrades the hardware security of Windows PCs

The next Windows PC you buy could come with an advanced security co-processor that will protect your data from being stolen by hackers. The next Windows PC you buy could come with an advanced security co-processor that will protect your data from being stolen by hackers. Building on work it started with the Xbox One, […]

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