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August 23, 2019
DARPA is still in the early prototype stages of its SSITH program, but the aim is to develop an open source chip able to block hardware attacks and reduce the need for software patches.
April 22, 2019
BeStorm X, a black-box fuzzer by Beyond Security and Ubiquitous AI, tests IoT devices to identify security weaknesses and vulnerabilities before they're exploited.
March 19, 2019
A critical WinRAR bug that was exposed after 19 years is already being exploited in targeted attacks in the Middle East and United States, despite the availability of patch.
February 25, 2019
A WinRAR bug that affects every version of the app over the past 19 years was discovered and patched. But it's unclear if the millions of the app's users will get the needed fix.
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