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Mass exploitation and DDoS attack tools emerge with powerful capabilities

Hacking is often portrayed in the media as an elite technical activity, undertaken by highly-skilled individuals. While this is certainly the case at the most advanced levels, the availability of easy-to-use tools and scripts is increasingly lowering the barrier to entry for novice hackers. Admittedly, this is not a new phenomenon. Popular pen testing suite

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Processor vulnerabilities raise the Spectre of global Meltdown

2018 started with a bang when, on 3 January, Google Project Zero dropped a bomb in the shape of two papers detailing three vulnerabilities which affected “every Intel processor which implements out-of-order execution…which is effectively every processor since 1995”. The vulnerabilities were dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, and such was their importance that mainstream news outlets

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