Category: Security

Irish Government To Run Cyber Security Tests

According to Silicon Republic, the Irish government is to run some cyber war games to test their responses and resilience to digital attacks.  That’ll be interesting; a few years ago the Irish government decided to implement a very unpopular and ineffective DNS-based copyright (and potentially censoring) system that drew the attention of a certain Guy-Fawkes-mask…

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SYSRET 64-bit OS Privilege Escalation Vulnerability On Intel CPU Hardware

CERT reported that: Some 64-bit operating systems and virtualization software running on Intel CPU hardware are vulnerable to a local privilege escalation attack. The vulnerability may be exploited for local privilege escalation or a guest-to-host virtual machine escape. That last bit is the piece that should concern you. Microsoft responded with one of this month’s…

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