Monthly Archives: September 2017

Adobe Flash gone by 2020 according to Adobe

Used by both web cartoon makers, and terrible online banking interface creators, Adobe Flash has been the bane of many IT administrators lives for years. Responsible for a never-ending slew of security vulnerabilities, the sooner that Flash is dead, the better. Recently announced by Adobe, updates and patches will no longer be released after 2020.… Read More »

Hacked Pacemakers?

It’s not just traditional computers and servers that are at risk of being hacked, but also other devices too. In this case the FDA has released an advisory regarding vulnerabilities found in Abbotts Cardiac Pacemakers. More information can be found here

Popular CCleaner Tool Compromised by Hackers

If you are one of the many millions of worldwide useds of the popular Windows cleaning software ‘CCleaner’ then you might wish to scan your system for malware. First spotted on September 13, 2017 – the installer for CCleaner v5.33 was modified at source to include and distribute malicious software. There are also reports that… Read More »

Windows Subsystem For Linux Considered Potential Security Attack Vector

A security researcher has found a potential new attack vector using the relatively new Windows 10 feature of WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). This technique, dubbed Bashware, has the potential to sidestep many Windows AntiMalware solutions. WSL makes the popular bash shell available for Windows 10 users, and in so doing, enables users to natively… Read More »