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Google patches Bluetooth vulnerability impacting most Android devices

Google has issued a critical security update for Android that affects the Bluetooth functionality on about two-thirds of all Android devices now in use. The vulnerability, CVE-2020-0022, affects devices running Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1) and Pie (9.0) and can allow remote code execution without any user interaction. The flaw was found and reported to…
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Google expands and adds new bug bounty service

Google is expanding its bug bounty series launching the new Developer Data Protection Reward Program (DDPRP) and expanding the scope of the Google Play Security Reward Program (GPSRP). The DDPRP will operate in conjunction with HackerOne to identify and mitigate data abuse issues in Android apps, OAuth projects, and Chrome extensions. The program’s goal is…
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Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday covers ZombieLoad, WER vulnerabilities

Microsoft put forth a long list of security updates to cover 79 vulnerabilities, 19 listed as critical, which included four connected to a Microarchitectural Data Sampling (aka ZombieLoad) vulnerability in Intel processors in its May Patch Tuesday release. While CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091 grabbed the headlines yesterday, Microsoft also patched CVE-2019-0863 which has been spotted…
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Intel, industry scramble to mitigate ZombieLoad side-channel processor vulnerability

Four new CVEs that combine to create a vulnerability called ZombieLoad affecting Intel processors were made public today, which if left unpatched could leave a computer open to a side-channel attack allowing someone to bypass protections to read memory. The flaws, CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091, impacted a number of companies with Apple, Google, Microsoft and…
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Adobe issues light Patch Tuesday update

Following an out of band update issued last week for Acrobat and Reader, Adobe today released “important” rated patches for Adobe DigitalEditions and Adobe Connect as part of its normal Patch Tuesday update. The Digital Editions vulnerability, CVE-2018-12817, is an out of bounds read that if left unpatched could lead to information disclosure. Affected product…
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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…
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Spectre and Meltdown patches flow, hit flood stage

Patches have been flowing out fast and furiously to repair the kernel-level flaws found in Intel, and to a lesser extend in AMD and ARM processors, that could allow for remote code execution and access kernel level memory.
Google G Suite gets new security warning

Google patches 7 flaws in Dnsmasq

Google reported it has discovered and issued patches fo seven vulnerabilities in the DNS software package Dnsmasq, several of which could lead to remote code execution or leave the device open to a denial of service attack if exploited.
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