Google Tuesday disclosed the contents of eight National Security Letters it received between 2010 and 2015, becoming the latest company under reforms afforded by the USA Freedom Act to do so.
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Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the latest Linux bug, Sony closing backdoors in cameras, and Google’s new open source fuzzer.
Today’s Android Security Bulletin included a patch for the Dirty Cow vulnerability, a seven-year-old Linux bug that had yet to be patched by Google.
A new Google program OSS-Fuzz is aimed at continuously fuzzing open source software and has already detected over 150 bugs.
Microsoft appears to have silently fixed a two-year-old bug in in Windows Kernel Object Manager that could have allowed for the bypass of privileges in Google’s Chrome browser.
Google released its final SHA-1 deprecation deadlines, and crypto services provider Venafi said that 35 percent of the web is still running weak SHA-1 certificates.
Academics audited the popular end-to-end encryption app Signal and their findings are encouraging.
Google’s Safe Browsing program expands to include “Repeat Offender” websites in blacklisting program.
Google said that more than half of pageloads on Chrome across platforms are encrypted; Android as the lone laggard, but trending upward.
Microsoft said Russian APT group Sofacy, which has ties to the country’s military intelligence operations, has been using Windows kernel and Adobe Flash zero day vulnerabilities in targeted attacks.