Xensploit: A recipe for attention

Monday, 17 March 2008, 12:00 AM EST

Take the hottest datacenter technology, add a generous pinch of security scrutiny, and a dash of clever name recognition... and ĎWha-La!í, you have ingredients for our latest topic of vulnerability du jour: Xensploit.

Although Xensploit assumes the attacker has access to a protected network, it aptly demonstrates how one can man-in-the-middle live migration traffic to commandeer endpoints in arguably limitless ways. After all, thereís something to be said for the degree of control represented by the bits and bytes of replicated VM data traversing the wire. If unfettered access to system memory is the holy-grail for most attackers, live migration lets the treasure leave the confines of your serverís DIMM slots.

At IBM.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Harnessing artificial intelligence to build an army of virtual analysts

PatternEx, a startup that gathered a team of AI researcher from MIT CSAIL as well as security and distributed systems experts, is poised to shake up things in the user and entity behavior analytics market.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Feb 4th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2016 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //