WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 224
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1- Attacking the Performance of Machine Learning Systems
Interesting research: “Sponge Examples: Energy-Latency Attacks on Neural Networks“: Abstract: The high energy costs of neural network training and inference led to the use of acceleration hardware such as GPUs and TPUs. While such devices enable us to train large-scale neural networks in datacenters…Read more
2- FDNY Building Digital Firewall to Protect Emergency Workers From Cyber Attacks
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) said it’s aiming to build a digital firewall to protect the city’s emergency workers from cyber-attacks. The request was published in the City Record and called for consultant services “for the development and implementation of protective strategies to addres…Read more
3- Follina gets fixed – but it’s not listed in the Patch Tuesday patches!
A few hours ago, we recorded this week’s Naked Security podcast, right on Patch Tuesday itself. It was just after 18:00 UK time when we hit the mics, which meant it was just after 10:00 Microsoft HQ time, which meant we had access to this month’s official June 2022 Security Updates bulletin from Red…Read more
4- Microsoft Patch Fixes Follina Bug
Microsoft issued its last regular patch update round this week, fixing over 50 CVEs, including the malicious zero-day bug “Follina.” Officially named CVE-2022-30190, Follina, as reported last week, is being exploited in the wild by state-backed actors and the operators behind Qakbot, which has links…Read more