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September 2, 2018

ex-NSA Hacker Discloses macOS High Sierra Zero-Day Vulnerability

Your Mac computer running the Apple’s latest High Sierra operating system can be hacked by tweaking just two lines of code, a researcher demonstrated at the Def Con security conference on Sunday.

Patrick Wardle, an ex-NSA hacker and now Chief Research Officer of Digita Security, uncovered a critical zero-day vulnerability in the macOS operating system that could allow a malicious application installed in the targeted system to virtually “click” objects without any user interaction or consent.

To know, how dangerous it can go, Wardle explains: “Via a single click, countless security mechanisms may be completely bypassed. Run untrusted app? [...]

 
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September 2, 2018

New Man-in-the-Disk attack leaves millions of Android phones vulnerable

Security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies have discovered a new attack vector against the Android operating system that could potentially allow attackers to silently infect your smartphones with malicious apps or launch denial of service attacks.

Dubbed Man-in-the-Disk, the attack takes advantage of the way Android apps utilize ‘External Storage’ system to store app-related data, which if tampered could result in code injection in the privileged context of the targeted application.

It should be noted that apps on the Android operating system can store its resources on the device in two locations—internal storage and external [...]

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September 2, 2018

Adobe releases important security patches for its 4 popular software

Adobe has released August 2018 security patch updates for a total of 11 vulnerabilities in its products, two of which are rated as critical that affect Adobe Acrobat and Reader software.

The vulnerabilities addressed in this month updates affect Adobe Flash Player, Creative Cloud Desktop Application, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Acrobat and Reader applications.

None of the security vulnerabilities patched this month were either publicly disclosed or found being actively exploited in the wild.

Adobe Acrobat and Reader (Windows and macOS)

Security researchers from Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative and Cybellum Technologies have discovered and [...]

 
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September 2, 2018

Microsoft Releases Patches for 60 Flaws—Two Under Active Attack

Get your update caps on.

Just a few minutes ago Microsoft released its latest monthly Patch Tuesday update for August 2018, patching a total of 60 vulnerabilities, of which 19 are rated as critical.

The updates patch flaws in Microsoft Windows, Edge Browser, Internet Explorer, Office, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio.

Two of these vulnerabilities patched by the tech giant is listed as publicly known and being exploited in the wild at the time of release.

According to the advisory released by Microsoft, all 19 critical-rated vulnerabilities lead to remote code execution (RCE), some of which could [...]

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