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Mozilla updates fix several critical and high-rated vulnerabilities

The Mozilla Foundation released updates for Firefox 62 and Firefox ESR 60.2 to fix several vulnerabilities, including two rated critical. In Firefox 62 the critical issues are CVE-2018-12388 and CVE-2018-12390, which is also in Firefox ESR 60.2, Mozilla reported. Both are memory safety bugs that showed some evidence of memory corruption that possibly with enough…
PokemonGo
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Pokémon Go cheaters may inadvertently learn GPS spoofing

Between 2005 and 2009, children and preteens and even some adults were inadvertently learning basic HTML coding skill as they sought to customize their MySpace pages with unique skins, music, and overall layouts that best represented their personalities. Nearly a decade later, this same curiosity may allow people looking to cheat Pokémon Go, to inadvertently…
Cybercrime, Security News

Android Apps claim to mine unminable cryptocurrency, just show ads

Android apps claiming to mine unminable cryptocurrencies have made their way into the Google Play store in an attempt to serve ads. Fortinet researchers discovered the malicious apps when they noticed apps claiming to mine currencies including Ripple (XRP), Cardano (ADA) and Tether(USDT) all of which aren’t obtained by cryptomining. Similar apps have been reported…
Google+
Data Breach, Security News

Google+ API glitch exposed user profile data to developers

Concerned that it would draw the ire of regulators and that its reputation would take a hit, Google hid a glitch that exposed the personal data of hundreds of thousands of users on Google+, which the company has now shuttered. Between 2015 and March 2015, profile data was accessible to third-party developers, but while Google…
Instagram
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Facebook testing location history feature on Instagram

Facebook is testing a new tracking location feature on Instagram that would allow Facebook to build up a user’s location history from data collected on a user’s phone. It’s possible this feature could upset users who want to limit Facebook’s surveillance in their lives as some users have feared Instagram may be exploited to squeeze…
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Android password managers not as secure as desktop counterparts

A recent study found Android OS password managers may not be as secure as their desktop counterparts. Part of the vulnerability is the result of the password manager identifying the website through its domain name, and it then suggesting, or in some cases automatically filling in, the proper credentials on behalf of the user leaving…
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Hide and seek Iot botnet updates include new Android ADB exploit

The Hide and Seek botnet has been updated to deliver new command injection exploits in a device’s web interface. The variants exploit the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) over Wi-Fi feature in Android devices, a features that is normally used for trouble shooting, according to a Sept. 26 Bitdefender blog post. Despite the feature usually being…
Cybercrime, IoT, Malware, Security News

Quirky Fbot IoT botnet kills rival, communicates via blockchain-based DNS

There’s an odd new addition to the extended family of Mirai-inspired IoT botnets, and so far its only obvious victim is a competing botnet whose malware is targeted for removal from any infected devices. Dubbed Fbot, the malware is also unusual because rather than using standard DNS to communicate with the command-and-control server, it instead…
Cryptocurrency, Security News

Monero miner found in third-party Kodi add-ons for Linux and Windows

The now-shuttered XvBMC and Bubbles third-party add-on repositories, along with the still operating Gaia, have been hosting more than just software products, as researchers have discovered these sites have been abused to propagate a cryptomining campaign centered on the popular open-source media player Kodi. ESET researchers have reported that the three add-on repositories, two of…
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Google’s desktop update for Chrome squashes two bugs

Google yesterday updated the its browser for Windows, Mac and Linux machines, fixing two vulnerabilities, including one considered high in severity. In a blog post, Google described the more serious bug as a “function signature mismatch” in WebAssembly binary language. The vulnerability has yet to be assigned a CVE number, but it did manage to…
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