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Google Fixes 12 High-Severity Flaws In Chrome Browser Chrome 55.0.2883.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux was released Thursday and patched 36 vulnerabilities, including 12 high-severity flaws eligible for bounties.
Rule 41 Opponents Vow to Fight Government’s New Hacking Powers Opponents of the controversial Rule 41 say they are committed to fighting the government’s expanded powers.
Mozilla Patches Firefox Zero Day Used to Unmask Tor Browser Users Mozilla released a new version of Firefox on Wednesday to address a zero day vulnerability that was actively being exploited to de-anonymize Tor Browser users.
New Mirai Variant Targets Routers, Knocks 900,000 Offline Attackers are targeting DSL routers this week with what's being called a potent new variant of the Mirai malware that knocked offline major Internet companies like Twitter and Spotify last month.

Latest News

Zeus Variant ‘Floki Bot’ Targets PoS Data

Researchers have observed an uptick in attacks using the banking malware Floki Bot against U.S., Canadian and Brazilian banks and insurance firms.

Buffer Overflow in BSD libc Library Patched

The BSD libc library was updated recently to address a buffer overflow vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Critical Vulnerability Patched in Roundcube Webmail

Open source webmail provider Roundcube was patched against a vulnerability that could be trivially exploited to run code on servers or access email accounts.

Hackers Gamify DDoS Attacks With Collaborative Platform

A hacking group is luring participants to use a DDoS platform where they can compete with peers to earn redeemable points exchangeable for hacking tools and click-fraud software.

Flash Exploit Found in Seven Exploit Kits

An Adobe Flash Player vulnerability used by the Sofacy APT gang was also found in seven of the top exploit kits, according to an analysis by Recorded Future.

DailyMotion Hack Leaks Emails, Passwords of 87M Users

The video sharing website DailyMotion admitted early Tuesday that it recently suffered an \\"external security problem\\" which resulted in the compromise of its users data.

Sony Closes Backdoors in IP-Enabled Cameras

Backdoors, likely intentional remote administration features, were closed off in 80 different Sony IP-enabled cameras running the IPELA Engine technology.

Dirty Cow Vulnerability Patched in Android Security Bulletin

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.

Google Debuts Continuous Fuzzer for Open Source Software

A new Google program OSS-Fuzz is aimed at continuously fuzzing open source software and has already detected over 150 bugs.

Distributed Guessing Attack Reels in Payment Card Data

A research paper describes vulnerabilities enabling distributed guessing attacks which allow an attacker to collect payment card data across a number of sites without triggering alerts.