Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the news of the week, including the Android app-replacement vulnerability, the Windows privilege escalation bug and the Yahoo transparency report and the company’s crypto efforts.
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A default setting in both Windows 7 and 8.1 could allow local users to elevate privileges and in some situations, escape application sandboxes.
Two researchers took down the four major browsers, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari yesterday as Pwn2Own wrapped up in Vancouver.
Four different research teams cracked four different products on Wednesday–Adobe Flash, Reader, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer—and collectively earned a payout of $317,000 on the first day of Pwn2Own 2015.
Microsoft has blacklisted a phony SSL certificate and is warning the certificate could be leveraged to stage man-in-the-middle attacks.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the new patch for the fiver-year-old LNK vulnerability used by Stuxnet, the new iOS patches and the other news of the week.
Windows users are having issues with a security update issued this week meant to add SHA-2 code-signing and verification support to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines.
HP’s Zero Day Initiative published details of a bypass for a five-year-old Windows patch for the .LNK vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet.
Microsoft’s March 2015 Patch Tuesday security bulletins include patches for an old Stuxnet LNK vulnerability and the FREAK SSL vulnerability.
Microsoft released a new patch for the LNK vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet after it learned original patch from 2010 failed and left Windows machines exposed.