Virtualization Security Issues and Threats
- September 04, 2019
Security researchers discovered BMC vulnerabilities -- dubbed USBAnywhere -- in Supermicro servers that could put systems at risk of remote attacks via virtualized USB drives.
- August 23, 2019
VMWare announced an agreement to acquire endpoint security vendor Carbon Black in an effort to boost its cloud security offerings; the all-cash deal is valued at $2.1 billion.
- August 08, 2019
Check Point revealed research at Black Hat that showed a previously disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft's remote desktop protocol affects the company's virtualization platform.
- August 17, 2018
News roundup: Intel disclosed L1TF vulnerabilities with similarities to Spectre, but with a focus on data. Plus, the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act is now a law, and more.
- May 11, 2018
A hardware debug bug, apparently caused by unclear Intel hardware architecture documentation, infested almost all major OSes, as well as leading virtualization software.
- May 04, 2018
The timeline for the AMD patches promised to fix chipset flaws disclosed in March is being criticized, but AMD said the patches are being tested by partners and are still on track.
- March 23, 2018
AMD patches are in the works for the Ryzen and EPYC chip flaws announced without the normal disclosure, but CTS Labs continues to stress the severity of the issues.
- November 29, 2017
VMware's Tom Corn discusses the looming threats to the virtualization layer of enterprise data centers and explains why simplifying environments and security controls can help.
- February 10, 2017
News roundup: F5 virtual server flaw, dubbed Ticketbleed, is similar to Heartbleed. Plus, DHS is considering requiring social media passwords on visa applications, and more.
- June 03, 2016
Roundup: The new SandJacking attack technique allows attackers with physical access to iOS devices to install rogue apps. Plus, more on medical software security and Privacy Shield obstacles.
- August 25, 2015
A new report makes controversial claims about the costs of breaches in virtualized environments, strongly suggesting IT pros may not understand the challenges of virtualization security.
- June 02, 2015
Researchers estimate that 70% of organizations will have implemented virtual servers by the end of 2015, representing a tipping point in enterprises’ adoption of virtualization. Virtual machines (VMs) must be protected from malware like other ...
- November 01, 2013
If software security keeps you up at night -- and it should -- you are in good company.
- May 25, 2011
SearchSecurity.com's "Eye On" series examines a security topic each month. In May, the series explores virtualization security and the technologies and methodologies available to reduce vulnerabilities and improve virtualization processes.
- May 25, 2011
Firms reassessing their virtualized infrastructure should apply the same security best practices they’ve been using to secure their physical systems.