The OwnStar attack that hacker Samy Kamkar revealed late last month can be used against not only GM vehicles, but cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Chrysler, as well. The attack allows Kamkar to intercept the traffic from nearby mobile phones that have specific apps open that control safety and security features on their vehicles.[…]
Salesforce.com patched a cross-site scripting vulnerability on one of its domains that could have led to phishing attacks.
The Android security team at Google is having a busy month. First the Stagefright vulnerabilities surfaced last month just before Black Hat and now researchers at MWR Labs have released information on an unpatched vulnerability that allows an attacker to bypass the Android sandbox. The vulnerability lies in the way that the Google Admin application[…]
A Stagefright vulnerability patch is incomplete and Android devices remain exposed. Google has made a new patch open source and will update devices over-the-air next month.
A new version of OpenSSH has been released, fixing four security vulnerabilities and a number of non-security related bugs. OpenSSH 7.0 includes patches for a use-after-free vulnerability and three other flaws, two of which only affect Portable OpenSSH. The maintainers of the software also gave users notice that the next version of the software would[…]
Lenovo is under fire again for installing a covert utility on laptops and desktops that some users have compared to a rootkit. The issue stems from a utility called the Lenovo Service Engine, that is designed to collect some system information and send it to Lenovo at the time the machine connects to the Internet. But[…]
Facebook doubles the payout of its Internet Defense Prize with a $100,000 award to a team of Georgia Tech researchers for a new class of browser-based memory-corruption vulnerabilities and a corresponding detection technique.
Researchers have identified a handful of vulnerabilities present in three different plugins used by the content management system WordPress.
Cisco is warning enterprise customers about a spike in attacks in which hackers use valid credentials on IOS devices to log in as administrators and then upload malicious ROMMON images to take control of the devices. The ROM Monitor is the program that initializes the hardware and software on IOS devices, and an attacker who[…]
A vulnerability patched by Microsoft in the Windows Mount Manager is being exploited in targeted attacks.