Lane Thames

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Lane-ThamesLane Thames is a software development engineer and security researcher with Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT). As a member of VERT, Lane develops software that detects applications, devices, and operating systems along with vulnerability detection and management software. He also spends time looking for new vulnerabilities, contributing to the Tripwire State of Security blog, and understanding emerging cybersecurity threats. Lane received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has spent over 10 years working in information technology and software/hardware development. Lane worked for nCircle prior to their acquisition, and continues his research work now for Tripwire.



Articles by Lane Thames

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US Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Milestone

Last week the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the successful completion of the 100th iteration of the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity training on defending systems used across the critical infrastructure sectors. Since April 2007, over 4,000 cybersecurity professionals have participated in the advanced course. These professionals represent all …

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120,000-Strong IoT DDoS Botnet

Over 1 million Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been compromised in recent months and added to DDoS botnets created with the help of a malware family known as Gafgyt, but also as Lizkebab, BASHLITE, and Torlus. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security Researcher at Tripwire commented below. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security …

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Operation Ghoul’ Targets Industrial, Engineering Companies In 30 Countries

A new wave of targeted attacks against mostly small- and midsized businesses in the engineering and industrial sectors worldwide has hit some 130 organizations thus far. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security Researcher at Tripwire commented below. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security Researcher at Tripwire: “This data illustrates how much of an upper-hand cyber criminals …

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Mega Vulnerabilities Found In Uber

In response to the news that pen testers have discovered mega vulnerabilities in car-hire service Uber which allowed them to identify individual drivers and passengers download their travel history, Lane Thames, ‎Security Research and Software Development Engineer at Tripwire commented below. Lane Thames, ‎Security Research and Software Development Engineer at Tripwire:  “Finding multiple vulnerabilities in …

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FBI Warns of Keystroke Loggers Disguised as USB Phone Chargers

The FBI has warned private industry partners of highly stealthy keystroke loggers that find passwords and other input typed into wireless keyboards. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security Researcher at Tripwire commented on this news. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security Researcher at Tripwire: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding with many types of devices. Unfortunately, …

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California Berkeley Uni Victim of Cyber Attack, Again!

California Berkeley Uni Victim of Cyber Attack, Again!

The University of California, Berkeley, has admitted to a second data breach which may have exposed the data of 80,000 people to misuse. Current and former students, faculty members and vendors linked to the university are among those who have been warned about the incident, which took place through financial management software which contained a …

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A True Remote Code Execution Bug

A True Remote Code Execution Bug

One of the most serious patches is one for a true remote code execution bug within the DNS implementation. Identified as MS15-127, Microsoft indicates that a crafted DNS request can trigger an exploitable use-after-free condition to achieve code execution in the context of the local system account. Although Microsoft has indicated that we are not …

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Starwood POS Data Breach

Starwood POS Data Breach

HPE Security and Tripwire, respectively, have issued comments on news of a point-of-sale payment card data breach at Starwood Hotels involving at least 54 locations.

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iOS Malware

Hacking Largest Number of Apple Accounts ever with iOS Malware

Security experts from Lieberman Software, STEALTHbits Technologies and Tripwire commenting on reports of a massive new iPhone user data breach.

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Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Pushing Emergency Update for Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft has issued an emergency patch for Internet Explorer outside of its Patch Tuesday Monthly schedule following a zero-day vulnerability, dubbed CVE-2015-2502. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to hijack control of your computer via Internet Explorer – just by you visiting a boobytrapped webpage. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security Researcher at Tripwire gives insight …

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