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Despite initial concerns, smartphones equipped with Qualcomm modems are not vulnerable to a recently announced vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to take over cellular network gear and consumer mobile devices. The vulnerability was discovered in ASN1C, a popular compiler that produces C code for parsing ASN.1 encoded data. Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) is […]

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Dealing with file formats is not really enjoyed by us. Usually the format designers haven’t had the security and parsing by foreign applications in mind, sometimes the specifications are hard to get, but, what is worst is the specification which claims something and then the major implementation does not follow it, allowing the bad guys […]

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Last week I kicked off a series of blogs with a discussion of how an effective IPS solution can fight obfuscation techniques by malware. This week, we’ll look at how JavaScript poses a danger when combined with PDF files.One of the easiest and most powerful ways to customize PDF files is by using JavaScript. JavaScript […]

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