OpenSSH Now Encrypts Secret Keys in Memory Against Side-Channel Attacks

In recent years, several groups of cybersecurity researchers have disclosed dozens of memory side-channel vulnerabilities in modern processors and DRAMs, like Rowhammer, RAMBleed, Spectre, and Meltdown. Have you ever noticed they all had at least one thing in common? That’s OpenSSH. As a proof-of-concept, many researchers demonstrated their side-channel attacks against OpenSSH application installed on…

Space startup Wyvern wants to make data about Earth’s health much more accessible – TechCrunch

The private space industry is seeing a revolution driven by cube satellites, which are affordable, lightweight satellites that are much easier than traditional satellites to design, build and launch. It’s paving the way for new businesses like Wyvern, an Alberta-based startup that provides a very specific service that wouldn’t even have been possible to offer…

scientists taught bees to understand numbers

Most children learn that written numbers represent quantities in pre-school or junior primary school. Now our new study shows that honeybees too can learn to match symbols and numerosities, much like we humans do with Arabic and Roman numerals. Honeybees have learnt to associate signs with numerosities. Scarlett Howard, Author provided Human language and mathematics…

Security Flaw in Pre-Installed Dell Support Software Affects Million of Computers

Dell’s SupportAssist utility that comes pre-installed on millions of Dell laptops and PCs contains a security vulnerability that could allow malicious software or rogue logged-in users to escalate their privileges to administrator-level and access sensitive information. Discovered by security researchers at SafeBreach Labs, the vulnerability, identified as CVE-2019-12280, is a privilege-escalation issue and affects Dell’s…