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Debugging Tool Left on OnePlus Phones, Enables Root Access Phone maker OnePlus is being blasted for leaving a developer debugging app on its handsets allowing phones to be rooted by an attacker with physical access to the device.
Adobe Patches Flash Player, 56 Bugs in Reader and Acrobat Adobe released a monster update for Acrobat and Reader patching dozens of remote code execution vulnerabilities, along with a Flash Player update addressing a handful of critical flaws.
AutoIt Scripting Used By Overlay Malware to Bypass AV Detection IBM’s X-Force Research team reports hackers attacking Brazilian banks are using the Windows scripting tool called AutoIt to reduces the likelihood of antivirus software detection.
Microsoft Provides Guidance on Mitigating DDE Attacks Microsoft published guidance for Windows admins on how to safely disable Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) fields in Office that are being used to spread malware in email-based attacks.

Latest News

Potent Skygofree Malware Packs ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Features

Researchers have discovered Android malware with spy capabilities never seen before such as allowing attackers to capture encrypted WhatsApp chat sessions.

Mozilla Joins U.S. Attorneys General In Bid to Restore Net Neutrality

Mozilla and a coalition of state U.S. attorney generals have filed federal lawsuits in hopes of reinstating net neutrality.

Google Chrome Once Again Target of Malicious Extensions

Researchers at ICEBRG found four malicious extensions in the official Google Chrome store that affected more than 500,000 users.

Lenovo Patches Networking OS Vulnerability Dating Back to 2004

A bug in Lenovo’s Enterprise Networking Operating System could allow an attacker to launch an authentication bypass attack.

Intel AMT Loophole Allows Hackers to Gain Control of Some PCs in Under a Minute

Researchers say an unprotected Management Engine BIOS Extension can allow an attacker the ability to configure Intel’s AMT feature for remote access by a hacker.

Apps Exposing Children to Porn Ads Booted From Google Play

Researchers identified 60 apps on Google Play infected with AdultSwine malware that in some cases displayed graphic adult-themed ads on apps intended for children.

House Votes to Reauthorize Controversial Spy Provision, Section 702

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew U.S. spy provisions, extending the powers of the NSA to collect internet communications for another six years.

WhatsApp Downplays Damage of a Group Invite Bug

WhatsApp said that claims that infiltrators can add themselves to an encrypted group chat without being noticed is incorrect.

FBI Director Calls Smartphone Encryption an ‘Urgent Public Safety Issue’

The debate over the government's authority to access private encrypted data on digital devices was amplified when the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray called unbreakable encryption an 'urgent public safety issue.'

Microsoft January Patch Tuesday Update Fixes 16 Critical Bugs

Thanks to Meltdown and Spectre, January has already been an extremely busy month of patching for Microsoft.