Lam

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Lam is a software vulnerability identified by Lam M. Nguyen, Edmund Y. Lam, and Lam Thanh Do, experts in the field of computer science. This flaw in software design or implementation allows attackers to create malicious administrator users with randomized alphanumeric usernames, as stated by Mr. Taylor Lam, Chief Strategy Officer at CITIC Telecom CPC. A common trait among all exploits targeting this vulnerability is the header, X-Wcpay-Platform-Checkout-User: 1, which causes vulnerable sites to treat any additional payloads as if they were coming from an admin. The impact of the Lam vulnerability has been significant, affecting various organizations and industries. Notably, the government-owned technology park in Pok Fu Lam refused to pay a US$700,000 ransom to prevent stolen data from being made public due to this vulnerability. Furthermore, it appears that the vulnerability was exploited in the context of the cryptocurrency industry, where FTX imploded and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested after months on the lam, indicating potential misuse of the vulnerability. Despite the challenges posed by the Lam vulnerability, companies such as Lam Research have managed to thrive, with their shares increasing by about 20% within the year. Similarly, the SOXX semiconductor ETF, which includes suppliers like Applied Materials and Lam Research, has seen nearly a 30% increase year to date. These developments suggest that while the Lam vulnerability presents a significant threat, the tech industry continues to demonstrate resilience and adaptability.
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UAI, or Upper Address Ignore, is a vulnerability that exists in the design or implementation of software. It's a feature supported by future AMD CPUs alongside 5-level paging. This vulnerability is not unique to AMD, as similar features exist in other processors: Intel refers to it as Linear Address
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Conti is a type of malware, specifically ransomware, known for its ability to disrupt operations, steal personal information, and hold data hostage for ransom. The malicious software infiltrates systems via suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. It has been used in
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Spectre, also known as Spectre-BHB or branch history injection (BHI), is a software vulnerability that allows unauthorized access to sensitive data stored in the cache memory of computer systems. Discovered in 2018, it was initially dismissed by some in the semiconductor industry due to its potentia
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CERT-EU
9 months ago
Sam Bankman-Fried testifies he knew 'basically nothing' about crypto before starting company
CERT-EU
a year ago
Bankrupt crypto biz Celsius sued by DoJ, SEC, FTC and CFTC
CERT-EU
a year ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
CERT-EU
a year ago
CITIC Telecom CPC Continuous DX Innovation to Introduce Intelligence Operation Journey
CERT-EU
a year ago
Breaking Analysis: Semis rebound but enterprise tech spending remains soft
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Opinion: Hong Kong cannot be secure enough from hackers | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
DARKReading
a year ago
Attackers Pummel Millions of Websites via Critical WooCommerce Payments Flaw
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Innovation in Workforce - GovLoop
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Crypto romance scams surge to $52m in Hong Kong – DL News | #DatingScams | #LoveScams | #RomanceScans | National Cyber Security Consulting
InfoSecurity-magazine
4 months ago
Study Uncovers 27% Spike in Ransomware; 8% Yield to Demands
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
CERT-EU
a year ago
$10M Is Yours If You Can Get This Guy to Leave Russia - GIXtools
Krebs on Security
8 months ago
Alleged Extortioner of Psychotherapy Patients Faces Trial
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Analysis:Wall Street hunts for more AI gold after Nvidia’s soaring rally
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
CERT-EU
a year ago
Biden trip offers little hope to 'desperate' Vietnam activists
CERT-EU
7 months ago
iQIYI Gains Attention with Theatrical Releases and Socially Impactful Storytelling
CERT-EU
a year ago
Global Developer Hacker House Launches to Groom 100,000 Next Generation Developers Over 2 Years