Google patches Chrome zero‑day under attack

In addition to patching the actively exploited bug, the update also brings fixes for another four security loopholes. Google has rolled out an update to its Chrome web browser that fixes five security flaws, including a vulnerability that is known to be actively exploited by attackers. “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for … More Google patches Chrome zero‑day under attack

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

7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report

A report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services. Seven Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers who claim not to keep any logs of their users’ online activities recently left 1.2 terabytes of private user data exposed to anyone who comes looking. The data, found on a server shared … More 7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report

Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

A study paints a dim picture of router security, as none of the 127 devices tested was free of severe vulnerabilities. A recent study of more than 100 consumer-grade routers from seven, mostly large vendors has found that nearly all tested routers are affected by scores of unpatched and often severe security flaws that leave … More Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws