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Huge Flaws Affect Nearly Every Modern Device; Patch Could Hit CPU Performance

Huge Flaws Affect Nearly Every Modern Device; Patch Could Hit CPU Performance

January 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
UPDATE: Researchers have finally disclosed complete technical details of two kernel side-channel attacks, Meltdown and Spectre — which af...
Unpatched Windows Kernel Bug Could Help Malware Hinder Detection

Unpatched Windows Kernel Bug Could Help Malware Hinder Detection

September 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
A 17-year-old programming error has been discovered in Microsoft's Windows kernel that could prevent some security software from dete...
New GhostHook Attack Bypasses Windows 10 PatchGuard Protections

New GhostHook Attack Bypasses Windows 10 PatchGuard Protections

June 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft PatchGuard kernel protection could allow hackers to plant rootkits on computers running the comp...
Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Using Unpatched Windows Bug Disclosed by Google

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Using Unpatched Windows Bug Disclosed by Google

November 01, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Google's Threat Analysis Group publically disclosed on Monday a critical zero-day vulnerability in most versions of Windows just 10 ...
15-Year-Old JasBug Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Microsoft Windows

15-Year-Old JasBug Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Microsoft Windows

February 10, 2015Mohit Kumar
Microsoft just issued a critical patch to fix a 15-year-old vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to remotely hijack users’ PCs r...
Mysterious Avatar rootkit with API, SDK, and Yahoo Groups for C&C communication

Mysterious Avatar rootkit with API, SDK, and Yahoo Groups for C&C communication

May 02, 2013Anonymous
Early 2012 ESET company a mysterious malware, dubbed the Avatar rootkit (Win32/Rootkit.Avatar), advertised in the underground forums by R...
Running Desktop Apps on Windows RT, The Hackers Way!

Running Desktop Apps on Windows RT, The Hackers Way!

January 08, 2013Wang Wei
A hacker claims to have found a method in the code integrity mechanism in Windows RT, that allow one to bypass security mechanism preventi...
Microsoft security bulletins for December 2012

Microsoft security bulletins for December 2012

December 12, 2012Mohit Kumar
With the release of the Microsoft security bulletins for December 2012, Company flag total 7 updates for Windows users, where one is r...