Apple late Monday released a new version of its Safari browser to patch a record number of vulnerabilities, many of which could lead to code execution if a user visits a malicious website. Version 5.1.4 fixes more than 80 software flaws, which reportedly is the most ever plugged in a Safari upgrade. An update one year ago this month also saw a whopping number of bugs fixed. None of the vulnerabilities being corrected -- most of which reside in browser engine WebKit -- are being actively exploited.
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."