SysAdmins In The Limelight

In every theatre performance, we cheer and clap for the leads on stage, but how often do we give credit to those working behind the scenes? Without them though, the show couldn’t go on, and the same is true for any organisation when it comes to SysAdmins. SysAdmin Day provides us with an opportunity to […]

Samsung Smart Hub Flaws Leaves Home Devices Open To Attack

Researchers have found 20 flaws in Samsung’s SmartThings Hub controller – opening up supported third-party smart home devices to attack. Commenting on the news are the following security professionals: Craig Young, Principal Security Researcher at Tripwire:  “For an attacker, smart home hubs are an ideal point of attack. A compromised hub can not only give […]

New “Netspectre” Can Attack & Exfiltrate Over Network, Without Code On Victim Machine Or Malicious Javascript Clicks

Graz University has just published findings on a new type of Spectre attack –  NetSpectre: Read Arbitrary Memory over Network. –  which attacks through network connections, without code on a target victim’s machine. This new type of Spectre threat does not require malware on a victim’s machine or a click on malicious JavaScript. Two security experts with Juniper networks offer perspective in […]