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How can you be sure the “secure” USB drive you’re using is really secure and the data you store on it can’t be extracted? That’s exactly the question Google’s security researchers Ellie Bursztein, Jean-Michel Picod, and Rémi Audebert addressed in their talk, “Attacking encrypted USB keys the hard(ware) way,” at the recent Black Hat USA 2017.

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While monitoring a Russian underground forum recently, we came across a discussion about a Trojan for sale that can steal credit card information from machines running Windows for financial transactions and credit card payments. The malware, vSkimmer, can detect the card readers, grab all the information from the Windows machines attached to these readers, and […]

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We have seen variants of Worm:Win32/Gamarue spread via removable drives in the past, but recent variants have adopted a more convoluted method of spreading involving several components. Let’s take a look at one. For this variant of Worm:Win32/Gamarue, we start with an infected removable drive, for example a USB flash drive. Our infected example drive […]

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