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New WikiLeaks Vault7 reveals show nothing that is all that new
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WikiLeaks is at it again with their "Vault 7" releases. This time part of the dump features a nice little took kit for continued exploitation of some Linux systems. The tool kit is called OutlawCountry and is, to be perfectly…
What was uncle Petya really doing?
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29 June 2017
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What was uncle Petya really doing?

For the last couple of days the world has been buzzing with news about the Petya malware. When the news of the outbreak broke on Tuesday morning, it was all about a new ransomware that was spreading around the globe.…
AMD’s 11-year journey to relevance gets an epic finish.
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In the early 2000s AMD was on top of the world, they had a desktop processor that was what everyone wanted. AMD was handily beating Intel in terms of performance and pushing x86-64 computing out to the world. In 2006…
Is HBM a viable technology for GPUs? Yes, Yes it is… just not right now
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Over the last couple of days, we have received information that would indicate nVidia is not moving to HBM 2 for their consumer GPUs (outside of some extremely high-end models). Instead, they appear to be focusing on improvements found in…
Microsoft finds active exploit of Intel's AMT vulnerability
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Remote management and access tools are great things for IT staff to use, but if they are not set up correctly or they have bugs hidden in the code they can quickly become a nightmare. Intel’s AMT (Active Management Technology)…
CD Projekt RED admits to data theft and blackmail
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CD Projekt RED has found themselves the victim of both data theft and now blackmail. At least that is what we are hearing from their Twitter account. According to CD Projekt, someone has made off with information that relates to…
Did Intel Repond to Threadripper, or just to Ryzen in General?
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Computex 2017 is done, the hangovers are pretty much gone, and what do we have to show for it? Well… we have a new fight for fanboys and review sites alike to talk about. This is the fight between AMD’s…
Where are we now with VR?
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01 June 2017
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Where are we now with VR?

This is going to be a little bit of a departure from how we would normally approach covering specific technology. Instead of addressing the state of hardware based on what we have actually worked with, we are going to look…
AMD Drops the Ryzen based Threadripper CPU on Computex
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Earlier today, we talked about Intel’s response to AMD’s Ryzen success so we thought we would give some love to AMD as well. Although we are not out at Computex (again) we are still getting news from different manufacturers. We…
Intel Launches the new X-Series at Computex 2017
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With Computex going on there has already been lots of news hitting the street about new PC gear. Everything from GPUs, Laptops, Cases, overclocking world records, you know the stuff. We have also heard that Intel has kicked a new…
Product Testing for Security Tools Must Change or Things Will Go From Bad To Worse
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If you have been paying attention to the technical news lately you might have noticed more than a few articles pointing fingers back and forth between the AntiMalware company Cylance and the… well the industry. The argument (if you have…
Conumers have a blind spot when it comes to IoT and Security
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The Internet of Things, or IoT, Connected Devices, Smart devices whatever you want to call them have become a fixture in most homes. It has gotten to the point where you have to look hard to find a device that…
AMD shoots for relevancy in 2017 with Ryzen
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09 January 2017
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AMD shoots for relevancy in 2017 with Ryzen

Since the ATi purchase AMD has struggled with trying to compete in the CPU market. They have tried many different strategies and approaches. One even included distancing themselves from the performance market and focusing solely on mobile. This disastrous strategy…
We meet Venafi's Tammy Moskites to see what has changed about trust in a year
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Last year at Black Hat we had an interesting conversation with Tammy Moskites from Venafi. Although Tammy is both the CIO and CISO of Venafi the conversation did not focus on that company or the product as a whole. Instead…
Qualys talks to us about getting a handle on security and feature parity in the cloud
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Black Hat 2016, Las Vegas, NVWe had the chance to sit down with Chris Carlson, vice president of product management for Qualys and talk a little about what Qualys is up to and where they are moving to in the…
Cymmetria shows us a new type of deception at DEF CON using MazeRunner
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DEF CON 24 - Las Vegas, NVThe term Honey Pot is one that most people are very aware of. It is a form of detection that is designed to lure an attacker into targeting a simulated system so that you…