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Fixed Fortnite flaws could have enabled account takeovers

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A series of vulnerabilities in the hugely popular online survival game Fortnite could have allowed malicious actors to take over players’ accounts, prompting developer Epic Games to fix the issues before a major incident transpired, according to researchers who discovered the program. Had the flaws been exploited, attackers could have victimized gamers by viewing their…

Researchers develop proof-of-concept malware for attacking Building Automation Systems

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Researchers have developed proof-of-concept malware capable of compromising Building Automation Systems after discovering two critical bugs in a BAS programmable logic controller (PLC). Created by experts at ForeScout, the malware exploits both vulnerabilities in combination with several older flaws that were previously known to the public, according to a ForeScout white paper released today in…

Microsoft updates brick Windows 7 devices

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Microsoft Corp. this Tuesday released two software updates that reportedly rendered some Windows 7-based machines useless by mistake. The problem springs from the implementation of Microsoft’s Jan. 8, 2019, security-only update KB4480960 or Monthly Rollup update KB4480970, in combination with older update KB971033, whose previous iteration dates back to April 2018. The two more recent updates introduced…

Adobe tackles two critical bugs in Acrobat and Reader update

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Adobe Systems today released an unscheduled security update for Acrobat and Reader for both the Windows and MacOS operating systems, fixing two critical vulnerabilities in the process. The San Jose, Calif.-based software company identified the issues as a use-after-free bug that can result in arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-16011) and a security bypass flaw that can lead…

Cisco patches privilege escalation flaw in Adaptive Securty Appliance software

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Cisco Systems this week issued an update for its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software, fixing a high-severity vulnerability that could allow authenticated attackers with low-level access to remotely escalate their privileges on Cisco devices with web management access enabled. Designated CVE-2018-15465, the flaw is the result of an improper validation process while using the web management interface.…

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Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for exploited memory corruption bug in Internet Explorer

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Microsoft Corporation yesterday released an emergency patch for a remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer that attackers have been actively exploiting in the wild. Designated CVE-2018-8653, the zero-day memory corruption bug results from the mishandling of objects in memory by the JScript component of Internet Explorer’s scripting engine, according to an official advisory from Microsoft, as…

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Apple issues updates for multiple operating systems, Safari browser

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Apple yesterday released software updates for five of its offerings: Safari, ioS, watchOS, tvOS and Apple Support for iOS. The company fixed three vulnerabilities in Safari 12: a logic issue that could enable a malicious website to exfiltrate autofilled data (CVE-2018-4307), an error that prevents users from deleting their browsing history if their visits involved…

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