kill switch

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2018
Corero Network discovered a Kill Switch for Memcached DDoS attacks

Corero network security discovers a “kill switch” for memcached DDoS attacks and also reveals memcached exploit can be used to steal or corrupt data Memcached DDoS attacks made the headlines due to the magnitude observed in recent offensives. While two PoC exploits for Memcached DDoS attacks have been released online, experts at security firm Corero Network announced […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2017
Experts can hack most CPUs since 2008 over USB by triggering Intel Management Engine flaw

Intel’s management engine – in most Positive Technologies plans to demonstrate at the next Black Hat conference how to hack over USB into Intel Management Engine of most CPUs since 2008. Experts from Positive Technologies that in September announced to have devised a technique a to attack the Intel Management Engine, now provided more details about […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 29, 2017
Experts found an undocumented Kill Switch in Intel Management Engine

Security researchers at Positive Technologies have discovered an undocumented configuration setting that disables the Intel Management Engine. Security researchers at Positive Technologies have discovered an undocumented configuration setting that disables the CPU control mechanism Intel Management Engine 11. The Intel Management Engine consists of a microcontroller that works with the Platform Controller Hub chip, in conjunction […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2013
US law enforcers suggest a kill switch for mobile and Apple adapts

US law enforcers suggest a kill switch for mobile devices to principal manufactures and Apple adapts. The idea of US law enforcers is the realization of a kill switch on mobile devices that would be used in case of theft. New York’s top prosecutor, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón promoted […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 01, 2012
Windows 8 and Android kill switch, threats to privacy

The news is sensational and is associated with the imminent spread of the new operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8. The Redmond has announced in its systems the presence of a “kill switch” feature, a system that allows the company to remotely access the terminal to proceed with the killing of processes that could cause […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2012
Syria drama and impact on cyberspace

The situation in Syria aroused much concern in the world because it could trigger, in a highly unstable, a conflict that many have tended to avoid. The world, today unarmed, is witnessing a fierce crackdown led by President Bashar al-Assad, a massacre against an opposition that wants the removal of what is considered a dictator […]