Oracle on Tuesday will release a huge number of security fixes as part of its quarterly critical patch update, and one of them is a patch for a vulnerability that a well-known security researcher said looks a lot like a back door but was likely just a terrible mistake. The flaw is found in Oracle’s[…]
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Verizon patched a vulnerability in an API used by its My FiOS mobile application that allowed any user access to any Verizon email account.
There are two memory corruption vulnerabilities in some versions of the VLC open-source media player that can allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on vulnerable machines. Neither one of the vulnerabilities has been fixed by VideoLAN, the organization that maintains VLC. Security researcher Veysel Hatas reported the vulnerabilities to VideoLAN in December and published the[…]
Adobe patched Flash Player , addressing nine vulnerabilities in the software including critical bugs that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.
The DDoS attacks that knocked both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network (PSN) offline around Christmas came at the hands of a botnet comprised largely of hacked home routers.
Google has decided that it will no longer provide Webview patches for Android systems running Jelly Bean 4.3, or older, putting the onus on OEMs and the open source security community to provide patches to users.
Google security engineers have criticized the security and privacy of WhiteHat Security’s Aviator browser, after finding a remote code execution vulnerability within hours of Aviator’s release as open source.
The OpenSSL Project has released several new versions of the software that fix eight security vulnerabilities, including several certificate issues and a couple of denial-of-service flaws. The patches included in OpenSSL 1.0.0p, 1.0.1k and 0.98zd are not for critical or high-risk vulnerabilities, but they do fix some interesting vulnerabilities. Two of the bugs are rated moderate and the other[…]
Researchers have detected a malvertising campaign running on a pair of sites owned by Huffington Post that is using ads distributed through an AOL ad network. The attack is sending victims through a series of redirects that eventually brings them to a landing page that is running an exploit kit.
A researcher has called out U.K.-based personalized greeting card vendor Moonpig for a 17-month-old vulnerability that puts customer and payment card data at risk.