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  • Xen Project plugs critical host hijacking flaw, patch ASAP

    30.10.2015

    The latest security update (XSA-145 through 153) for the popular Xen virtualization software fixes nine issues.

  • Reflections on virtualization security and the VENOM vulnerability

    21.07.2015

    In this podcast recorded at Infosecurity Europe 2015, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, talks about the benefits, challenges and security implications of virtualization.

  • Major Xen update fixes over 20 vulns, including guest/host escape flaw

    29.06.2015

    The newest version (v4.5.1) of popular hypervisor Xen has been released last week, and includes a bucketload of improvements and bug-fixes, including nearly 20 security fixes.

  • Intel and VMware team up to provide advanced threat protection

    03.06.2015

    At Infosecurity Europe 2015 Intel Security and VMware announced an integrated solution that leverages a Software-Defined Data Centre approach and the VMware NSX network virtualisation platform to automate the distribution and enforcement of Intel Securityís McAfee Network Security Platform (NSP), providing Intelligent Intrusion Prevention services (IPS) for the protection of east-west traffic within the data centre.

  • 11-year-old VM escape bug opens host machines to compromise

    13.05.2015

    CrowdStrike researchers have recently discovered a security vulnerability in the virtual floppy drive code used by many computer virtualization platforms, which could be exploited by attackers to escape the confines of the virtual machine and to gain code-execution access to the underlying host machine, other VMs running on that host, and potentially to the the hostís local network and neighbouring systems.




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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.


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