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Cybersecurity Highlights

This section registers the most relevant incidents or public events related to the cybersecurity and information and communication technologies (ICT), in a way that a chronological history of them is available, together with their main links, references and information sources.
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Serious design flaw in Intel x86 microprocessors

The security researcher Christopher Domas has presented at the Black Hat conference a serious security flaw in most Intel x86 Chips. This flaw is an architectural privilege escalation...

Steam Accounts Compromised

Valve’s Steam is the biggest platform in the PC gaming market. This service is used by millions of users all over the world, and in some cases people have invested literally thousands of dollars...

Cybersecurity researchers remotely hack a Jeep Cherokee

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, cybersecurity specialists, remotely hacked into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee via Uconnect. This system is installed in hundreds of thousands of cars made by the FCA group...

Logjam, another SSL vulnerability

The Diffie-Hellman protocol, used for key exchangement by others such as HTTPS, SSH IPSec and any other based on TLS, is affected by a vulnerability that allows a MITM attacker downgrade cyphering...

Bar Mitzvah: attacking RC4 to compromise SSL/TLS

A new attack against a weak RC4 functions allows attacker to decipher data into a ciphered SSL/TLS connection. Unlike the previous attacks involving SSL, this does not need an active connection and...

Rowhammer: elevación de privilegios manipulando la DRAM

Researchers from Google's Project Zero have been able to use the effect known as rowhammer in DRAM memories in order to escalate privileges in the sandboxing system NaCl and in Linux systems. This...