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VoIP and UC Security Market size set to exceed Enterprise Firewall Market

Monday, 17th December 2018 | Posted in: Blog

Since their market debut in the early 1990s, enterprise firewalls have formed the backbone of the security defences of most enterprises. It is therefore no surprise that the global enterprise firewall market is predicted to hit $8.41 Billion by 2019 (MarketsandMarkets™). What may be more surprising is that the market for application specific cyber security products and services is more than twice the size of the enterprise firewall market. The…

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Spectre and Meltdown – UM Labs R&D Status

Wednesday, 12th December 2018 | Posted in: Blog

2018 started badly with announcements of two chip level security issues, Spectre and Meltdown. These are serious issues; their potential impact has reached the level where each has its own logo.   Both problems arise from design flaws in Intel, AMD and ARM processors. The flaws potentially allow one application to read the memory used by another application, or in the case of Meltdown for a user level application to read…

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Slow Loris: Furry Primate or DoS Threat?

Tuesday, 4th December 2018 | Posted in: Blog

Slow Loris, a primate native to South East Asia  is also the name given to a Denial of Service attack normally targetted at web servers. The attack gets its name because it works by sending request for a web page line by line, very slowly. By forcing the web server to hold a partial request in memory while waiting for the complete request and by sending multiple partial requests,  the…

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UM Labs in panel discussion at CFCA Seminar

Friday, 30th November 2018 | Posted in: Blog

Peter Cox, CEO and founder of UM Labs will be participating in a panel discussion at the CFCA seminar in London on December 6th. The panel will discuss measures to combat the rise in telephony fraud.  Peter will be representing the Internet Telephony Service Providers Association (ITSPA) and will review the association’s current activities for fraud control. The Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) is a not-for-profit International Association committed to…

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SIP Vulnerability hits Cisco products.

Saturday, 3rd November 2018 | Posted in: Blog

A new security advisory  published on the 31st October describes a vulnerability in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) processing in Cisco products. This vulnerability could allow:  an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to reload or trigger high CPU, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition There are currently no workarounds available. The problem is related to processing incomplete SIP connections and appears to be linked  to the…

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Spectre and Meltdown – UM Labs R&D Status

Wednesday, 10th January 2018 | Posted in: Blog

2018 started badly with announcements of two chip level security issues, Spectre and Meltdown. These are serious issues.   Both problems arise from design flaws in Intel, AMD and ARM processors. The flaws potentially allow one application to read the memory used by another application, or in the case of Meltdown for a user level application to read memory used by the operating system. This could expose passwords or even…

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