Microsoft issues two emergency Windows patches

The flaws, neither of which is being actively exploited, were fixed merely days after the monthly Patch Tuesday rollout. Microsoft has rushed out fixes for two security vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code. The security flaws are classified as Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities and if successfully exploited could allow threat … More Microsoft issues two emergency Windows patches

55 security flaws found in various Apple services

Five ethical hackers have earned almost US$300,000 in bug bounty rewards – so far. A team of five ethical hackers have discovered a grand total of 55 vulnerabilities in a range of Apple’s services, with almost a dozen flaws rated as critical. The disclosed security loopholes – which were found over a span of three months … More 55 security flaws found in various Apple services

Security flaw allows bypassing PIN verification on Visa contactless payments

The vulnerability could allow criminals to rack up fraudulent charges on the cards without needing to know the PINs. A team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) has found a security vulnerability in Visa’s EMV contactless protocol that could allow attackers to perform PIN bypass attacks and commit … More Security flaw allows bypassing PIN verification on Visa contactless payments

Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data

Left unpatched, the vulnerability could expose almost all Android users to the risk of having their personal data intercepted by attackers. Researchers have found a critical flaw that affects nearly all devices running Android 9.0 or older, which implies that over 90% of Android users could be vulnerable. If exploited, the security hole allows hackers to hijack … More Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data

iOS Mail app flaws may have left iPhone users vulnerable for years

A pair of vulnerabilities in the default email app on iOS devices is believed to have been exploited against high-profile targets. Apple’s iOS Mail app, which comes pre-installed on all iOS devices, has been found to contain two severe security vulnerabilities that, if exploited, could enable hackers to steal the victims’ data. In fact, the … More iOS Mail app flaws may have left iPhone users vulnerable for years