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  • Bugzilla bug that could reveal other software flaws has been patched


    A critical security vulnerability in the popular online bug-tracking-and-testing tool Bugzilla has been patched, and users are advised to update to new releases as soon as possible.

  • Joomla update fixes high risk bug that could lead to site compromise


    The developer team behind the popular open-source content management system Joomla is urging users to update the software to the latest version - v3.3.6 (or v3.2.7 for those who still use Joomla 3.2) - as soon a possible.

  • Apple patches Shellshock bug in OS X


    Apple has finally released a security update for OS X that will close up the critical remote code execution Shellshock bug found in the GNU Bash UNIX shell.

  • iOS 8 fixes bucketload of severe security bugs


    Apple has released the latest version of its mobile OS on Wednesday, and in it has fixed over 50 vulnerabilities, many of which are very serious:Two vulnerabilities allowed a local attacker to escalate privileges and install unverified (likely malicious) applicationsA validation issue in the handling of update check responses allowed an attacker with a privileged network position to cause an iOS device to think that it is up to date even when it is notTwo vulnerabilities in CoreGraphics made it possible for a maliciously crafted PDF file to terminate apps or execute arbitrary codeSeveral vulnerabilities in the IOHIDFamily kernel extension made it posible for a malicious app to read kernel pointers, which can be used to bypass kernel address space layout randomization, or to execute arbitrary code with system privileges (the latter was also made possible by the existence of several IOKit bugs)A Libnotify bug allowed a malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with root privilegesTwo Safari vulnerabilities made it possible for attackers and websites to intercept or harvest user credentials12 WebKit bugs could have been misused by attackers to execute arbitrary code on the device by simply creating a malicious website and tricking users into visiting it.With iOS 8, Apple has also updated its certificate trust policy and has randomised the MAC address to prevent potential device tracking attacks via passive WiFi scans.

  • Blackphone security issues and vulnerabilities unveiled


    Blackphone, the carrier- and vendor-independent smartphone that was created with the goal of placing privacy and control directly in the hands of its users, is not without its flaws, the Bluebox Security team discovered while reviewing it.


USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.

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