Cybersecurity Weekly: Windows SMB Flaw, Intel vulnerability, mobile banking risk

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A new critical vulnerability affects Windows SMB protocol. Intel CPUs are vulnerable to new SGAxe and CrossTalk side-channel attacks. The FBI says a sudden increase in mobile banking is heightening risks for users. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

 

1. A new critical vulnerability affects Windows SMB protocol

Last week, cybersecurity researchers uncovered a new critical vulnerability affecting the Server Message Block protocol that could allow attackers to leak kernel memory remotely, and when combined with a previously disclosed wormable bug, the flaw can be exploited to achieve remote code execution attacks.
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2. Intel CPUs vulnerable to new SGAxe and CrossTalk side-channel attacks

Cybersecurity researchers discovered two distinct attacks that could be exploited against modern Intel processors to leak sensitive information from the CPU's trusted execution environments. One of the flaws is an evolution of the previously uncovered CacheOut attack that allows an attacker to retrieve the contents from the CPU's L1 Cache.
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3. FBI says sudden increase in mobile banking is heightening risks for users

A recent surge in the use of mobile banking apps in the US prompted the FBI to warn smartphone users to be on the lookout for increased mobile malware and fake apps. In a recent public service announcement, the FBI’s ICCC indicated a 50% increase in mobile banking since the beginning of the year.
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