5 Things You Need to Know About Botnets

Haythem Elmir

There’s a common denominator between the surges of phishing email that continue to plague consumers, businesses and government agencies around the globe and the social media-fueled propaganda campaigns Russia has leveraged to undermine democratic elections in Europe and the United States. Neither would be doable without botnets as they exist today. For most people, the power and […]

The Drupal development team addressed many vulnerabilities in both Drupal 8 and 7, including some flaws rated as “critical”.

Haythem Elmir

Drupal maintainers have fixed many vulnerabilities in Drupal 7 and 8, including some flaws rated as “critical.” One of the critical security vulnerabilities is related to partial cross-site scripting (XSS) prevention mechanisms that was addressed with Drupal 8.4.5 and 7.57 versions. The popular CMS uses a JavaScript function that doesn’t completely sanitize the […]

Over 30 Lawsuits Filed Against Intel for CPU Flaws

Haythem Elmir

More than 30 lawsuits have been filed by Intel customers and shareholders against the chip giant following the disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods. Three class action lawsuits were filed against Intel within a week of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws being disclosed, but the number had reached 32 by […]

OpenSSL adds TLS 1.3 (Transport Layer Security) supports in the alpha version of OpenSSL 1.1.1 that was announced this week.

Haythem Elmir

OpenSSL adds TLS 1.3 supports in the alpha version of OpenSSL 1.1.1 that was announced this week. TLS protocol was designed to allow client/server applications to communicate over the Internet in a secure way preventing message forgery, eavesdropping, and tampering. “OpenSSL 1.1.1 is currently in alpha. OpenSSL 1.1.1 pre release 1 has now been […]