Lucian Constantin

CSO Senior Writer

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for CSO.

What is PSD2? And how it will impact the payments processing industry

New NetCAT CPU side-channel vulnerability exploitable over the network

New NetCAT CPU side-channel vulnerability exploitable over the network

NetCAT takes advantage of Intel DDIO technology to remotely execute keystroke timing attacks.

SMS-based provisioning messages enable advanced phishing on Android phones

SMS-based provisioning messages enable advanced phishing on Android phones

Attackers can use this vulnerability to send highly credible phishing messages. Victims' internet traffic is then routed through the attacker's proxy.

Insecure virtual USB feature in Supermicro BMCs exposes servers to attack

Insecure virtual USB feature in Supermicro BMCs exposes servers to attack

Security researchers have found a way to attach virtual USB devices remotely to Supermicro servers, including over the internet, by abusing a feature in their baseband management controller software.

What is Wireguard? Secure, simple VPN still in development

What is Wireguard? Secure, simple VPN still in development

The Wireguard VPN offers better performance and a simpler, effective approach to cryptography. Is it ready for the enterprise?

More critical Remote Desktop flaws expose Windows systems to hacking

More critical Remote Desktop flaws expose Windows systems to hacking

Microsoft finds and fixes multiple RDS and RDP vulnerabilities in Windows, but new research on BlueKeep patch rates suggests many machines could remain exposed.

ICS security: Popular building management system vulnerable to takeover

ICS security: Popular building management system vulnerable to takeover

Remotely exploitable vulnerability in internet-connected devices gives attackers a means to cause disruption and damage in a wide range of industries.

Popular Avaya enterprise VoIP phones are vulnerable to hacking

Popular Avaya enterprise VoIP phones are vulnerable to hacking

Attackers can use the vulnerability to gain complete control of the phone. It underscores the risks of using old open-source code in IoT devices.

New Spectre-like CPU vulnerability bypasses existing defenses

New Spectre-like CPU vulnerability bypasses existing defenses

The SWAPGS vulnerability can allow attackers to access contents of kernel memory addresses. Microsoft and Intel have coordinated on a mitigation.

Critical VxWorks flaws expose millions of devices to hacking

Critical VxWorks flaws expose millions of devices to hacking

Researchers have found 11 serious vulnerabilities in VxWorks, the world's most popular real-time operating system (RTOS) that powers over 2 billion devices including enterprise network firewalls and routers, industrial controllers and...

11 top DEF CON and Black Hat talks of all time

11 top DEF CON and Black Hat talks of all time

Hacker summer camp in Vegas is almost upon us again. Here are some of the best talks of all time. Will this year's talks measure up to these legends?

31 hardware and firmware vulnerabilities: A guide to the threats

31 hardware and firmware vulnerabilities: A guide to the threats

Meltdown and Spectre raised the alarm over vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit in popular hardware and its firmware. Here's a roundup of the ones that present the most significant threats.

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