Ransomware

A decryptor for the Planetary Ransomware family was released by Emsisoft this week that allows victims to decrypt their files for free. This ransomware family is named Planetary because it commonly uses the names of planets for the extensions added to encrypted file’s names. When encrypting files it will append the .mira, .yum, .Pluto,Read More →

crypto

“Cypherlock is different because it does not attempt to hide that you are hiding something, but preventing recovery of the data that only relies on the user’s inaction. At that point then the user can SHOW that he doesn’t have the means to access anymore, rendering the data unreachable by the attacker — atRead More →

crypto

A new side-channel vulnerability has been found called PortSmash that uses a timing attack that to steal info from other processes running in the same CPU core with SMT/hyper-threading enabled. Utilizing this attack, researchers were able to steal the private decryption key from an OpenSSL thread running in the same core asRead More →