Cyber War News, 04-05 Nov 2018


Accessed on 05 November 2018, 0523 UTC, Post #785.

Source:  https://thehackernews.com

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Comment:  Here are today’s leading cyber war and cyber security news stories from “The Hacker News.”  Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

New Intel CPU Flaw Exploits Hyper-Threading to Steal Encrypted Data

New Intel CPU Flaw Exploits Hyper-Threading to Steal Encrypted Data

November 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A team of security researchers has discovered another serious side-channel vulnerability in Intel CPUs that could allow an attacker to sniff…
Accused CIA Leaker Faces New Charges of Leaking Information From Prison

Accused CIA Leaker Faces New Charges of Leaking Information From Prison

November 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Joshua Adam Schulte , a 30-year-old former CIA computer programmer who was indicted over four months ago  for masterminding the largest leak…
Two New Bluetooth Chip Flaws Expose Millions of Devices to Remote Attacks

Two New Bluetooth Chip Flaws Expose Millions of Devices to Remote Attacks

November 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have unveiled details of two critical vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chips embedded in millions of ac…
Apple's New MacBook Disconnects Microphone "Physically" When Lid is Closed

Apple’s New MacBook Disconnects Microphone “Physically” When Lid is Closed

October 31, 2018Mohit Kumar
Apple introduces a new privacy feature for all new MacBooks that “at some extent” will prevent hackers and malicious applications …
New iPhone Passcode Bypass Found Hours After Apple Releases iOS 12.1

New iPhone Passcode Bypass Found Hours After Apple Releases iOS 12.1

October 30, 2018Swati Khandelwal
It’s only been a few hours since Apple releases iOS 12.1 and an iPhone enthusiast has managed to find a passcode bypass hack, once a…
Windows 10 Bug Let UWP Apps Access All Files Without Users' Consent

Windows 10 Bug Let UWP Apps Access All Files Without Users’ Consent

October 30, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft silently patched a bug in its Windows 10 operating system with the October 2018 update (version 1809) that allowed Microsoft S…
Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer

Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer

October 29, 2018Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker t…
Signal Secure Messaging App Now Encrypts Sender's Identity As Well

Signal Secure Messaging App Now Encrypts Sender’s Identity As Well

October 29, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Signal, the popular end-to-end encrypted messaging app, is planning to roll out a new feature that aims to hide the sender’s identity…
Windows Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode – Turn It ON

Windows Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode – Turn It ON

October 29, 2018Mohit Kumar
Microsoft Windows built-in anti-malware tool, Windows Defender, has become the very first antivirus software to have the ability to run in…
IBM Buys "Red Hat" Open-Source Software Company for $34 Billion

IBM Buys “Red Hat” Open-Source Software Company for $34 Billion

October 28, 2018Swati Khandelwal
It’s been quite a year for the open source platforms. Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired popular code repository hosting service…
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