Security News

Dell Releases A New Cybersecurity Utility To Detect BIOS Attacks
2020-04-14 06:52

Computer manufacturing giant Dell has released a new security tool for its commercial customers that aims to protect their computers from stealthy and sophisticated cyberattacks involving the compromise of the BIOS. Dubbed 'SafeBIOS Events & Indicators of Attack', the new endpoint security software is a behavior-based threat detection system that alerts users when BIOS settings of their computers undergo some unusual changes. Changes to the system BIOS settings could allow malicious software to run during the boot process,.

New Dell Utility Alerts Security Teams of BIOS Attacks
2020-04-10 13:08

Dell on Friday announced the launch of Dell SafeBIOS Events & Indicators of Attack, a utility designed to alert IT and security teams about BIOS configuration changes that could be part of a sophisticated attack. Dell SafeBIOS Events & Indicators of Attack is available immediately worldwide for Dell commercial PCs as part of the company's Trusted Device solution.

Dell: Cost of data loss per organization surpassed $1M in the past year
2020-03-12 13:00

Within the last 12 months, the total cost of data loss has reached an average of more than $1 million per organization, Dell Technologies found. Despite businesses managing nearly 40% more data than they were a year ago, the majority of professionals said their current data protection solutions aren't good enough.

What do a Lenovo touch pad, an HP camera and Dell Wi-Fi have in common? They'll swallow any old firmware, legit or saddled with malware
2020-02-19 08:02

Eclypsium said on Monday that, despite years of warnings from experts - and examples of rare in-the-wild attacks, such as the NSA's hard drive implant - devices continue to accept unsigned firmware. The infosec biz said a miscreant able to alter the firmware on a system - such as by intercepting or vandalizing firmware downloads, or meddling with a device using malware or as a rogue user - can do so to insert backdoors and spyware undetected, due to the lack of cryptographic checks and validations of the low-level software.

What does a Lenovo touch pad, an HP camera and Dell Wi-Fi have in common? They'll swallow any old firmware, legit or saddled with malware
2020-02-19 08:02

Eclypsium said on Monday that, despite years of warnings from experts - and examples of rare in-the-wild attacks, such as the NSA's hard drive implant - devices continue to accept unsigned firmware. The infosec biz said a miscreant able to alter the firmware on a system - such as by intercepting or vandalizing firmware downloads, or meddling with a device using malware or as a rogue user - can do so to insert backdoors and spyware undetected, due to the lack of cryptographic checks and validations of the low-level software.

Dell to Sell RSA Security Unit for $2 Billion
2020-02-18 17:51

Dell Technologies on Tuesday said that it has agreed to sell its RSA Security unit to a private equity group for roughly $2.075 billion in cash. Under the terms of the agreement, a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners, will acquire RSA assets including RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness Platform, RSA SecurID, RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence and the RSA Conference.

Dell to Sell RSA to Private Equity Firm for $2 Billion
2020-02-18 17:48

Dell Technologies has agreed to sell its RSA security division to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group in an all cash deal worth more than $2 billion, the companies announced Tuesday. Dell acquired RSA in 2016, along with VMware and Pivotal, as part of a blockbuster $67 billion deal for EMC, a company best known for its storage products.

$2.07bn? That's one Dell of a deal offloads infosec biz RSA
2020-02-18 17:30

Dell Technologies is flogging its infosec business RSA for $2.075bn as it tries to reduce its longstanding debt. "The transaction will further simplify our business and product portfolio. It also allows Dell Technologies to focus on our strategy to build automated and intelligent security into infrastructure, platforms and devices to keep data safe, protected and resilient."

Lenovo, HP, Dell Peripherals Face Unpatched Firmware Bugs
2020-02-18 11:00

TouchPad and TrackPoint firmware in Lenovo Laptops, HP Wide Vision FHD camera firmware in HP laptops and the Wi-Fi adapter on Dell XPS laptops were all found to lack secure firmware update mechanisms with proper code-signing. Eclypsium researchers analyzed a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen laptop, which contains two vulnerable firmware mechanisms: Touchpad firmware and TrackPoint firmware.

Dell fixes privilege elevation bug in support software
2020-02-13 13:43

Users of Dell SupportAssist should patch their software immediately to fix a software bug that could lead to arbitrary code execution, the PC vendor said this week. SupportAssist is a Dell software product that comes preinstalled on most of its Windows-based endpoints.