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Bad USB malware
2014-10-05 06:18:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online BadUSB, the critical security flaw that could allow hackers to smuggle malware onto devices undetected, has been reverse engineered and a version of its source code has been released. The malware, which was revealed by SR Labs security consultants Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas in August, cannot be detected by scans because it can target the miniscule chips used to control the operational...

2014-09-10 23:04:26

Embedded operating system fits on four megabytes of flash storage Longmont, Colo. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Sage Electronic Engineering, LLC today announced the introduction of SageXOS, an ONIE-compliant operating system for Software Defined Networking (SDN) that fits on four megabytes of flash storage. The company made the announcement at the Intel® Developer Forum 2014 in San Francisco. Exploiting its own streamlined SageBIOS solution, which requires only 512 kilobytes of embedded...

2014-08-13 23:06:52

Kanguru, a global leader in secure USB data storage solutions, has released the world’s first unencrypted, USB 3.0 flash drive with onboard, trusted secure firmware to protect against the potential risk of malicious attacks like "BadUSB". The digitally-signed, trusted firmware offers consumers and organizations the same level of secure firmware protection typically reserved for encrypted, high-end flash drives to unencrypted USB device users. Millis, MA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014...

hacking a plane
2014-08-06 06:33:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The satellite communications equipment of passenger jets can be hacked through their wireless internet and inflight entertainment systems, claims one prominent cybersecurity researcher who has promised to reveal the details of his work Thursday at the annual Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Reuters reporter Jim Finkle, IOActive consultant Ruben Santamarta plans to discuss vulnerabilities he has...

2014-08-05 23:08:21

Jensen assumes responsibility for accelerating company's international sales. Longmont, CO (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Sage Electronic Engineering, a leading provider of open source firmware solutions for x86 embedded processing and network solutions, has named Drew Jensen vice president of global business development. In this role, Jensen will be responsible for accelerating the company’s international sales. “We would be hard pressed to find a more qualified individual at this point...

2014-08-05 08:44:07

Embedded Experts to Discuss "What We Can Learn from Past Safety-Critical Firmware Failures" GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barr Group, a global leader in the safety and security of embedded systems, announced today that CTO Michael Barr and Principal Engineer Dan Smith will host an upcoming free embedded software webinar entitled Safety-Critical Firmware - What Can We Learn from Past Failures? The 60-minute webinar on September 9(th), 2014 at 1PM EDT will provide...

2014-07-30 08:41:32

One-day course highlights coding standards, code inspections, and static analysis GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barr Group today announced an updated training calendar for 2014, adding the new "Firmware Defect Prevention for Safety-Critical Devices" course. This new course will join Barr Group's popular "Boot Camp" courses and will be offered in Michigan on September 23. This new course is ideal for those embedded software engineering teams looking to more...

2014-06-25 23:13:06

Sabai Technology has released an updated version of its VPN router firmware in response to vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL software. Simpsonville, SC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Sabai Technology has released an updated version of its VPN router firmware in response to vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL software. In early June, OpenSSL announced a critical patch for what was referred to as “severe” vulnerabilities. Though there were no known exploitations of these vulnerabilities in Sabai OS, the...

2014-05-01 12:38:07

HOUSTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Security breaches with IP cameras, including those used for baby monitors, recently featured in the news clearly shows a need to raise consumer awareness on the importance of security with IP cameras. All devices connected to the Internet run the risk of being hacked, and that includes IP cameras. Foscam COO Chase Rhymes says; "Many consumers fail to realize the importance of taking proper security measures, such as changing default passwords and...

2014-04-08 08:39:16

OSLO, Norway, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced RF protocol software stack includes features that not only make it even easier to design ULP wireless products for expert- and non expert-RF engineers alike but also enables simple, secure, and reliable field updates of both stack and application Ultralow power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces S110 SoftDevice v7.0, the next major release of its Bluetooth(R)low...


Latest Firmware Reference Libraries

24_13215898d3d1914b1a93d0641f60918d3
2010-09-27 16:59:05

Read only memory, or ROM, is a type of storage media that is used by computers and other electronic devices. The data stored in ROM cannot be modified, therefore it is largely used to distribute firmware. The most straightforward type of ROM is about as old as semiconductor technology. It is called mask ROM, and it was introduced along with the integrated circuit. Mask ROM is made up of a grid of word lines, called the address input, and bit lines, called the data output, that are...

0_7ff1450147d43590cc8979d37a051b51
2010-09-08 11:08:26

Firmware is a term commonly used to represent the small fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines firmware as "The combination of a hardware device and computer instructions and data that reside as read-only software on that device." Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from products such as remote controls or...

2010-09-02 14:56:06

A control store is the element of a CPUs control unit that stores the CPU's micro program and is usually accessed by a micro sequencer. A control store is usually executed as a diode-selection of read-only memory. This tradition dates back to 1947 when the program timing matrix on the MIT Whirlwind was initially introduced. The earliest models of IBM mainframe had read-only control store; however, the System/370 and successor models were made and loaded their micro programs from floppy disks...

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