Any similarities are purely coincidental. Anyway, I think this looks quite familiar and “Bao Hu San” translates into protective umbrella, so they are actually Shanghai Ruilan Protective Umbrella Biotech Limited.

Chinese hackers have used a zero-day in the Trend Micro OfficeScan antivirus during their attacks on Mitsubishi Electric, ZDNet has learned from sources close to the investigation.

Trend Micro has now patched the vulnerability, but the company did not comment if the zero-day was used in other attacks beyond Mitsubishi Electric.

Source: ZDNet

The more snake-oil you put on something the larger the attack vector gets.

You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can learn the answers to unanswerable problems. But there’s a catch: The oracles don’t always tell the truth. And though they cannot communicate with each other, their seemingly random responses to your questions are actually connected by the very fabric of the universe. To get the answer you seek, you must first devise… the questions.

Computer scientists are buzzing about a new mathematical proof that proposes a quantum-entangled system sort of like the one described above. It seems to disprovea 44-year-old conjecture and details a theoretical machine capable of solving the famous halting problem, which says a computer cannot determine whether it will ever be able to solve a problem it’s currently trying to solve.

The 150-page proof, titled simply “MIP*=RE,” deals in the esoteric subject of computational complexity. If it holds under scrutiny, it demonstrates a profound connection between quantum physics, computation, and mathematics. It shows that a theoretical class of computing devices—a verifier interrogating the quantum-entangled oracles—can check some of the most complex computer problems imaginable. And it has important implications for quantum physicists.

Source: Gizmodo

Mozilla Firefox prior to version 72 suffers from Small Subgroups Key Recovery Attack on DH in the WebCrypto‘s API. The Firefox’s team fixed the issue removing completely support for DH over finite fields (that is not in the WebCrypto standard).

Source: Into The Symmetry

Recently, I experienced I/O issues while trying to scan documents on my Samsung SL-C460W. It has worked flawlessly with Windows 10 before, so seems like something changed in the latest Windows 10 build.

Reinstalling the Samsung scanner driver didn’t help, also scanning by WIA did not work. Communicating with the scanner was no longer possible, while printing works without any issues.

Seems like due to changes in recent Windows 10 builds two file have been removed which are required by the scanner driver to be able to communicate with the device.

Luckily Samsung has provied a fix for that. Officially it’s meant for some other multi-functional device, but it works fine with the C460 series, too.

Find it on the Samsung webpage.


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