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Cloudflare

Cloudflare DNS

Cloudflare, a well-known Internet performance and security company, announced the launch of 1.1.1.1—world's fastest and privacy-focused secure DNS service that not only speeds up your internet connection but also makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history.

Intel

Spectre Issue Persist

In a recent microcode revision guidance (PDF), Intel admits that it would not be possible to address the Spectre design flaw in its specific old CPUs, because it requires changes to the processor architecture to mitigate the issue fully.

Intel

Intel Processor Leak

Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel's virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming Patch Tuesday: these changes were seeded to beta testers running fast-ring Windows Insider builds in November and December.

Intel

Huge Intel Flaw

Researchers have finally disclosed complete technical details of two kernel side-channel attacks.

Security

Amazon Key system hacked

Rhino Security Labs’ researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Amazon’s Key delivery service and Cloud Cam security camera.

Password Stealing

Malicious applications somehow manage to get into Play Store and infect people with malicious software.

Word Phishing

Microsoft Office documents have been a major avenue for hackers and malware for years.

Mac LPE Exploit

A researcher that goes by the handle “Siguza” released details of a local privilege escalation attack against macOS that dates back to 2002. A successful attack could give adversaries complete root access to targeted systems.

VMware Critical Issues

The bugs address three vulnerabilities in VMware’s vSphere Data Protection (VDP), a backup and recovery solution used with its vSphere platform.

Huawei Router Attack

Exploit code used in the Mirai malware variant called Satori, which was used to attack hundreds of thousands of Huawei routers over the past several weeks, is now public.

Korea & WannaCry

The United States government is officially blaming North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak in May that infected nearly a quarter-million computers in 150 countries.