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The Heartburn Over Heartbleed: OpenSSL Memory Leak Burns Slowly

Marc Eisenbarth, Alison Goodrich, Roland Dobbins, Curt Wilson Background A very serious vulnerability present in OpenSSL 1.0.1 for two years has been disclosed (CVE-2014-0160). This “Heartbleed” vulnerability allows an attacker to reveal up to 64kb of memory to a connected client or server. This buffer-over-read vulnerability can be used in rapid succession to exfiltration larger […]

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AV, how cam’st thou in this pickle?

While I’ve seen and heard random spatterings about why AV isn’t effective, or analyst reports from the likes of Yankee declaring “AV is Dead”, there’s been very little qualitative or quantitative study on precisely why. Well, beyond the endless flurry of new malware families and subseqent offspring, that is.. As such, I find myself borrowing […]

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Botconomics: The Monetization of YOUR Digital Assets

A decade ago IF your PC was compromised it was usually just taken for a joy ride. Today, with the monetization of bots, ease of compromise, prevalence of malware, and increasing connectedness of endpoints on the Internet, WHEN your assets are compromised they’re subjected to something more akin to a chop shop. To follow this […]

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