The second of five blog posts exploring the detailed exploitation of CVE-2018-8611.
There is much hyperbole around machine learning and artificial intelligence in Managed Detection & Response. We detail when to apply and what reasonable results can be achieved on a specific real-world problem.
This post is about elliptic curves as they are used in cryptography, in particular for signatures. There are many ways to define specific elliptic curves that strive to offer a good balance between security and performance; here, I am talking about specific contributions of mine: a new curve definition, and some algorithmic improvements that target … Continue reading Curve9767 and Fast Signature Verification
The first of five blog posts exploring the detailed exploitation of CVE-2018-8611.
On November 25th, AWS released the Ramp-Up Learning Guide for AWS Cloud Security, Governance, and Compliance. The Security Ramp-Up is a curated list of educational AWS resources. The goal is "to teach in-demand cloud skills and real-world knowledge that you can rely on to keep up with cloud security, governance, and compliance developments and grow … Continue reading The Extended AWS Security Ramp-Up Guide
Summary This post describes some of the most common design patterns for authorization checking in web application code. Comparisons are made between the design patterns to help understand when each pattern makes sense as well as the drawbacks of the pattern. For developers and architects, this post helps you to understand what the different code … Continue reading Code Patterns for API Authorization: Designing for Security
When ordering a product or service online, it’s fairly common to get a confirmation email from the provider, often with a link where you can view details of your order. This is all very helpful, but have you ever considered whether the link you can follow is secure, or if it might be vulnerable to … Continue reading Order Details Screens and PII
On April 10, Apple and Google announced1, 2 that they were joining forces in an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Their solution leverages Bluetooth technology to trace interactions between individuals. This principle is known as contact tracing and public health agencies are heavily relying on it to monitor and prevent the spread … Continue reading How cryptography is used to monitor the spread of COVID-19
One of the current research priorities for NCC Group is smart cities. We perceive that in the future substantial investment will be made into deploying intelligent sensor systems into our cities: initially the focus being on passive applications, gathering and collecting data, but potentially in future leading to more active applications, integrating systems to automatically … Continue reading Rise of the Sensors: Securing LoRaWAN Networks
By Phillip Langlois and Edward Torkington Introduction In November 2019, we published a blog post covering an elevation-of-privilege vulnerability we found in Windows whilst conducting research into Windows Component Object Model (COM) services. During the course of this research, we discovered a number of vulnerabilities in several COM services that we reported to Microsoft. In … Continue reading CVE-2019-1381 and CVE-2020-0859 – How Misleading Documentation Led to a Broken Patch for a Windows Arbitrary File Disclosure Vulnerability