Google late last week fixed 11 security flaws in its Chrome web browser that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service, or conduct spoofing attacks, according to an advisory from the US-CERT. Google, which provides monetary rewards for the disclosure of security bugs, paid more than $10,000 to various researchers for the flaws. The Google Chrome 5.0.375.127 stable channel update is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. — AM
Canada had its various government agencies and financial and transportation industries subjected to distributed denial-of-service attacks by pro-Russian cybercrime operation NoName057(16), according to SecurityWeek.
TechCrunch reports that major payments technology platform Square disclosed that a daylong outage it suffered late last week was prompted by a DNS error and not by a cyberattack. "While making several standard changes to our internal network software, the combination of updates prevented our systems from properly communicating with each other, and ultimately caused the disruption."