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- October 27, 2016
An XNU kernel vulnerability in iOS and macOS was patched after being reported by Google's Project Zero. And, hackers at Pwn2Own 2016 cracked the Nexus 6P and iPhone 6S.
- October 27, 2016
Surprise! It's time, again, for another critical Adobe Flash patch to fix a remote code execution vulnerability reported by the Google Threat Analysis Group.
- October 26, 2016
Headlines about Android malware often gloss over just how difficult the process is for a user to install a malicious app on a device. Let's talk about that.
- October 25, 2016
Researchers devised a way to exploit the Rowhammer hardware vulnerability on Android devices and gain root access by using an app with no special permissions.
- October 21, 2016
A Linux vulnerability called Dirty COW has existed in the Linux kernel for nine years and allowed attackers to gain root access to virtually all Linux systems.
- October 19, 2016
Researchers devised an exploit of an Intel chip flaw that allows an adversary to bypass ASLR protection and potentially boost the effectiveness of an attack on any platform.
- October 14, 2016
The Pork Explosion flaw in the app bootloader provided by Foxconn creates an Android backdoor which could give an attacker dangerous levels of access.
- October 07, 2016
Google patches 78 vulnerabilities, including half a dozen critical flaws -- but none exploited in the wild -- in two patch levels in October's Android Security Bulletin.
- September 26, 2016
A Russian cyberforensics firm discovered a password-verification flaw in iOS 10 that leaves local backups exposed, allowing hackers to obtain passwords and other valuable data.
- September 20, 2016
A researcher has demonstrated a NAND-mirroring iPhone hack that could have helped the FBI crack the San Bernardino iPhone 5c at a far lower cost.
- September 02, 2016
Apple patched spyware bugs in OS X and Safari that enabled the 'lawful intercept' Pegasus cyberweapon exploit against iOS because the desktop and mobile OSes shared vulnerable code.
- August 29, 2016
A new remote iOS exploit called Pegasus leverages three zero days in what appear to be state-sponsored targeted attack campaigns against political dissidents.
- August 17, 2016
Will Windows 10's new native version of the Ubuntu Linux command line, Windows Bash, enable new attack vectors? Experts weigh in on Windows Subsystem for Linux.
- July 29, 2016
Google details how it is improving Android security with better memory protections and reduction of the Linux kernel's attack surface.
- July 07, 2016
Vulnerabilities on devices with Qualcomm chipsets can allow Android full-disk encryption to be bypassed by malicious actors or law enforcement.