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Daily Tech Briefing July 31

BIOS Firmware Implementation Vulnerabilities Disclosed at Black Hat VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: A researcher reveals BIOS firmware implementation flaws at Black Hat; antivirus software cloud use exposes customers to data exfiltration; Amazon Q2 earnings fall way short of Street projections; and there's more.
Cyber-Privacy Legislation

New U.S. Cyber-Security Legislation May Help Reassert Fourth Amendment

NEWS ANALYSIS: New federal legislation working its way through the Senate and House of Representatives could restrict the use of warrantless searches to seize personal data and communications stored on the nation's computers.
DEFCON voting village

Hackers Demonstrate Voting Machine Vulnerabilities at DefCon

At the DefCon 25 security conference, Voting Machine Village highlights the problems with modern election equipment and why it's a national security issue to fix the problem.
Aqua Security Black Hat

Aqua Security Reveals Developer Security Risks With Docker Containers

In a Black Hat session, researchers outline an attack scenario aimed against developers that could put them at risk of exploitation.
Longtermsecurity Black Hat

Details of Apple iCloud Keychain Flaw Emerge at Black Hat VIDEO

VIDEO: Alex Radocea, founder of Longterm Security, explains how he was able to intercept Apple iCloud Keychain with a vulnerability that could have exposed users to risk.

Vendors Use Black Hat Event to Launch New Products, Announce Advances SLIDESHOW

Gone are the days when Black Hat was just about research; now it's also a place where security vendors launch new products and make big announcements.
Bug bounty 2

Microsoft Offers up to $250,000 for Hyper-V Vulnerabilities

Microsoft is offering security researchers up to a quarter of a million dollars for security flaws in Windows Hyper-V virtualization.
Cloud Antivirus Breach

Antivirus Software Cloud Use Exposes Customers to Data Exfiltration

Research presented at Black Hat conference contends that at least four antivirus companies’ products use cloud sandboxes that could be exploited by malware to send out data undetected across the internet.

Broadpwn Flaw Shown at Black Hat Could Have Enabled WiFi Worm Attack

Hundreds of millions of devices including all IOS and Android devices were at risk from flaw that could have enabled a massive WiFi worm malware attack.
Cylance UEFI

Researcher Reveals BIOS Firmware Implementation Flaws at Black Hat

A researcher from security firm Cylance reveals flaws in the way that some motherboard vendors implement Intel BIOS firmware protections.
Edge Blocks Flash

Retiring Adobe Flash Will Make the Web More Secure—Eventually

NEWS ANALYSIS: Adobe’s decision to end support for Flash after 2020 will bring some complications for businesses that haven’t already upgraded to more modern media players, but it will also make everybody more secure.

AnchorFree Launches Free VPN SDK to Protect Net Neutrality

First-of-its-kind software development kit protects apps so internet service providers can’t throttle traffic, no matter what the FCC rules.

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