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TrickGate, a packer used by malware to evade detection since 2016

Security Affairs

TrickGate is a shellcode-based packer offered as a service, which is used at least since July 2016, to hide malware from defense programs. The TrickGate packer was primarily used in attacks aimed at the manufacturing sector, and other attacks aimed at the education, healthcare, government, and finance industries.

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STEPS FORWARD: Regulators are on the move to set much needed IoT security rules of the road

The Last Watchdog

Related: The need for supply chain security This is to be expected. I had an eye-opening conversation about all of this with Steve Hanna , distinguished engineer at Infineon Technologies , a global semiconductor manufacturer based in Neubiberg, Germany. other European nations and Singapore soon began moving in this direction, as well.

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SHARED INTEL: From airbags to malware: vehicle cyber safety arises in the age of connected cars

The Last Watchdog

Funso Richard , Information Security Officer at Ensemble , highlighted the gravity of these threats. Notably, in 2016, Nissan suspended a remote telematics system in its all-electric hatchback, the Leaf, due to a vulnerability in the NissanConnect app’s server. In terms of regulations, Fridman highlighted WP.29

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The Unsexy Threat to Election Security

Krebs on Security

Much has been written about the need to further secure our elections, from ensuring the integrity of voting machines to combating fake news. “Such a scenario could cause great confusion and erode public confidence in our elections, even if the vote itself is actually secure,” the report continues.

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Japanese defense contractors Pasco and Kobe Steel disclose security breaches

Security Affairs

Japanese defense contractors Pasco and Kobe Steel have disclosed security breaches that they have suffered back in 2016 and 2018. Pasco is Japan’s largest geospatial provider and Kobe Steel is one of the major steel manufacturers. According to the company, attackers did not obtain sensitive information about defense contracts.

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KrebsOnSecurity Hit By Huge New IoT Botnet “Meris”

Krebs on Security

While last night’s Meris attack on this site was far smaller than the recent Cloudflare DDoS, it was far larger than the Mirai DDoS attack in 2016 that held KrebsOnSecurity offline for nearly four days. By comparison, the 2016 Mirai DDoS generated approximately 450,000 requests-per-second. Image: Qrator.

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The Growing Presence (and Security Risks) of IoT

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

The issue is that these tens of billions of new devices will likely amplify the inherent security risks of IoT. In the absence of IoT security regulations, many smart product manufacturers simply release new devices that lack built-in security measures and have not undergone proper security review and testing.

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