[HackerNews] Researchers Break Intel SGX With New ‘SmashEx’ CPU Attack Technique

A newly disclosed vulnerability affecting Intel processors could be abused by an adversary to gain access to sensitive information stored within enclaves and even run arbitrary code on vulnerable systems.
The vulnerability (CVE-2021-0186, CVSS score: 8.2) was discovered by a group of academics from ETH Zurich, the National University of Singapore, and the Chinese National University of Defense

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[HackerNews] Hackers Increasingly Using ‘Browser in a Browser’ Technique in Ukraine Related Attacks

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[ZDNet] Scammers grabbed $7.7 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2021, say researchers

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[TheRecord] Black Hat will require (and provide) masks for in-person attendees

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