Tag: vulnerability

App security, Applications

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft rolls out 90 updates for Windows, Office

August 11, 2023

Via: Computerworld

With its August Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft pushed out 90 updates for the Windows and Office platforms. The latest fixes include another update for Microsoft Exchange (along with with a warning about failed updates to Exchange Server 2016 and 2019) […]

App security, Applications

Google urges users to update Chrome to address zero-day vulnerability

April 17, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

Google has released an emergency Chrome security update to address a zero-day vulnerability targeted by an exploit, already in circulation on the internet, that can allow malicious code to be executed. Google is urging users to upgrade Chrome to the […]

App security, Applications

Researchers warn of Wi-Fi security flaw affecting iOS, Android, Linux

March 31, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

Apple’s decision to support MAC Address Randomization across its platforms may provide some degree of protection against a newly-identified Wi-Fi flaw researchers say could let attackers hijack network traffic. iOS, Linux, and Android devices may be vulnerable. The problem is […]

App security, Applications

Zoom rolls out fix for vulnerability that can give anyone control of your Mac

August 15, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

If you’re a Zoom user with a Mac, there’s a critical security fix rolling out now that you should install immediately. The Zoom for Mac update addresses a major security vulnerability that could have allowed anyone to gain root access […]

App security, Applications

Microsoft urges Windows users to run patch for DogWalk zero-day exploit

August 10, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Microsoft has confirmed that a high-severity, zero-day security vulnerability is actively being exploited by threat actors and is advising all Windows and Windows Server users to apply its latest monthly Patch Tuesday update as soon as possible. The vulnerability, known […]

App security, Applications

China-linked hackers are exploiting a new vulnerability in Microsoft Office

June 1, 2022

Via: The Verge

A newly discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Office is already being exploited by hackers linked to the Chinese government, according to threat analysis research from security firm Proofpoint. Details shared by Proofpoint on Twitter suggest that a hacking group labeled TA413 […]

App security, Applications

Grindr vulnerability left millions of accounts open to hijacking

October 5, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

We all know that software vulnerabilities are a common issue plaguing apps on every platform imaginable. Things get a tad more complicated when we’re talking about sensitive apps like Grindr, for example. A French security researcher named Wassime Bouimadaghene found […]

App security, Applications

Critical vulnerabilities found in popular VPN apps

May 13, 2020

Via: Tech Radar

Researchers have found various flaws in popular VPN applications that may have exposed users to the hackers allowing them to install malicious updates and ransomware remotely. According to the experts, top VPN apps including PrivateVPN and Betternet were found to […]

App security, Applications

Android security: Google patches dangerous MediaTek flaw for tons of phones

March 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Google has disclosed a severe vulnerability affecting dozens of models of mid-range Android devices running on chips from MediaTek. Malicious Android apps have been exploiting the flaw since at least January 2020. The elevation-of-privilege flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-0069, is disclosed […]

App security, Applications

Popular apps on Google Play linked to old remote code execution bugs

November 21, 2019

Via: ZDnet

The latest versions of popular apps hosted on Google Play are harboring known vulnerabilities that could subject users to Remote Code Execution (RCE) attacks. When we download apps from official repositories, we may assume that security updates have already been […]

App security, Applications

PSA: WhatsApp security flaw could be triggered simply by answering a call – fix available

October 10, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

A WhatsApp security vulnerability could allow attackers to crash the iOS app as soon as you answer a call, and could potentially be used to hack your iPhone … The Register reports that the flaw was reported to WhatsApp in […]

App security, Applications

Facebook Faces Billions In Possible GDPR Fines

October 8, 2018

Via: Pymnts

The impact of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues to take shape roughly five months after taking effect, and Facebook could be on the hook for billions of dollars in fines tied to a data breach of about 50 […]

App security, Applications

Critical LastPass security hole would allow hackers to steal your passwords

March 22, 2017

Via: Mashable

LastPass, an online service that keeps your passwords safe behind one master code, isn’t nearly as secure as it should be right now. According to Google’s vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy, there’s at least one unpatched vulnerability in LastPass that would […]

App security, Applications

Vulnerability in Huge Dark Web Marketplace Exposes Private Messages

April 27, 2016

Via: Motherboard

AlphaBay, possibly the largest dark web marketplace at the moment, is also the most innovative. Last year, its administrators launched a fully automatic credit card shop, and offered contracts for just about anything. More recently, the market has enforced two-factor […]

Android, News and Press

Latest Priv update brings a newer Linux kernel to strengthen security

March 24, 2016

Via: CrackBerry

An update is now available for those with the BlackBerry Priv, and this update also focuses on security. We’ve seen monthly security patches since the phone’s release, but this is a bit different. A recent discovery showed that the Android […]

Android Phone

Why the Nexus 6P “bend” problem is a non-issue

November 5, 2015

Via: Anna Scantlin

Shortly after Apple’s introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which arguably brought Apple’s biggest change to the iPhone’s design to date, an issue emerged that spawned weeks’ worth of worries, complaints, and spoof content surrounding the scandal, which […]

News and Press

Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology

August 12, 2015

Via: Bla1ze

When the news of hackers being able to remotely kill a Jeep Cherokee while it was driving down the road came to light by the folks at WIRED, it was some pretty scary information. Imagine driving down the road and […]

App security

Adobe to patch second Hacking Team Flash zero-day bug

July 12, 2015

Via: itCurated

Adobe next week will patch a second zero-day vulnerability found in the leaked documents from the Hacking Team, a controversial Italian company that sells surveillance software and exploits to governments, Adobe said late Friday. The flaw will be patched this […]


“No iOS Zone” vulnerability in iOS 8 forces iPhones and iPads to crash

April 22, 2015

Via: itCurated

A report states that a vulnerability in iOS 8 can crash users’ iPhones and iPads when the devices are connected to a malicious hotspot. The “No iOS Zone” attack can make iOS devices completely unusable by forcing numerous reboots. The […]