Maze ransomware now encrypts via virtual machines to evade detection

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The Maze ransomware operators have adopted a tactic previously used by the Ragnar Locker gang; to encrypt a computer from within a virtual machine. In May, we previously reported that Ragnar Locker was seen encrypting files through VirtualBox Windows XP virtual machines to bypass security software on the host. The virtual machine would mount a host’s drives as… Read more »

BLURtooth vulnerability lets attackers defeat Bluetooth encryption

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A vulnerability exists in certain implementations of Bluetooth 4.0 through 5.0 which allows an attacker to overwrite or lower the strength of the pairing key, giving them access to authenticated services. The bug was discovered independently by two teams of academic researchers and received the name BLURtooth. It affects “dual-mode” Bluetooth devices, like modern smartphones.