Opinion

Farewell floppy disks?

Hurry if you want to buy floppy disks from PC World! It seems that this UK retailer will not be stocking floppy disks once their current supplies run out.

How times change. Once upon a time, until the mid 1990s in fact, floppy disks were the main carrier of malware. And ‘social engineering’ meant a user forgetting to remove a floppy disk from the drive before s/he shut down the PC, so that the machine attempted to boot from the disk when they next started up.

Farewell floppy disks?

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Reports

Operation TunnelSnake

A newly discovered rootkit that we dub ‘Moriya’ is used by an unknown actor to deploy passive backdoors on public facing servers, facilitating the creation of a covert C&C communication channel through which they can be silently controlled. The victims are located in Africa, South and South-East Asia.

APT trends report Q1 2021

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