January 4, 2021 | 11:41

Hackback the Malware

Yesterday and today I’ve noticed the author malvuln1. He has uncovered vulnerabilities for 14 malware and backdoor applications. Yes, you are correct: He has found vulnerabilities in malware and backdoors, practically with proof-of-concepts to reproduce. No need to emphasise, that’s all Windows malware we’re talking about. There is no indication whether he contacted the respective vendors of the affected “software” prior to his full disclosure. Also missing are CVE2 reference numbers and CVSS3 Scores. Read more

October 13, 2020 | 13:01

Security, Risks, Liability and Audits

I need to admit: I really love writing audits. It has a certain degree of scientific working to falsify statements. So I was recently confronted with the following quote from a responsible IT manager: We are not concerned with security, but with liability. If Microsoft promises security, this is enough for us. Well, unfortunately I did not attend a judicial exam but when I read the Microsoft EULA1 regarding risks and liability, I consider the circumstances slightly more differentiated: Read more

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