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Over the preceding two months, malevolent actors have exploited a vulnerability in the HTTP/2 web communication protocol, rendering web application servers, load balancers, and web proxies susceptible to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks of an unprecedented magnitude. Major cloud infrastructure providers like Google, AWS, and Cloudflare, as well as web server vendors, have been collaborating on...
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A newly emerged software vulnerability, dubbed as ‘Looney Tunables‘ and cataloged under CVE-2023-4911, is causing a stir in the Linux community. The bug has opened up avenues for local attackers to gain root access on major Linux distros, thereby raising serious concerns about system integrity and security. The new Linux vulnerability, known as ‘Looney Tunables‘,...
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JPCERT, Japan’s computer emergency response team, has recently uncovered a new sophisticated ‘MalDoc in PDF’ cyberattack. This attack, detected in July 2023, cleverly evades detection by concealing malicious Word files within PDF documents.  The file analyzed by JPCERT makes use of polyglots to confuse analysis tools and evade detection. While most scanning engines and tools...
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