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Category: Vulnerabilities

iOS sync vulnerability in iTunes allows cybercriminal access

Researchers have found a new iOS sync vulnerability tied to a function within iTunes’ WiFi Sync. If this vulnerability is…

New Cisco vulnerabilities: Patches for 20 exploits, including three labeled ‘critical’

Cisco has released a semiannual patch update that includes fixes for more than 20 vulnerabilities. Three of these Cisco vulnerabilities…

Firefox vulnerability in its master password system has gone unpatched — for nine years!

A Firefox vulnerability related to its master password means it can be cracked relatively easily. That’s bad. But even worse,…

New Microsoft bug bounty program looks to swat Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

After Spectre and Meltdown, the tech world needed to develop a strategy to fight the root cause. The new Microsoft…

Smart toys may be too smart for your own good

Children around the world unwrapped smart toys during the holiday season. But some of these cuddly friends may be an…

PHP community taking stand against vulnerabilities

By today’s coding standards, PHP is downright ancient, but it still has its supporters. The PHP community is pulling together…

Lenovo reports serious Thinkpad vulnerability

Serious WiFi exploits patched last year for Apple and Android devices have reared their head again. Lenovo’s Thinkpad vulnerability stems…

Grammarly patches exploit in Chrome extension

After a nasty exploit was found in its popular Chrome extension, Grammarly acted quickly to patch the problem. More companies…

How to detect and prevent zero-day attacks

Zero-day attacks can be lethal because, as the name implies, there is zero time to get ready for them. But…

Intel AMT security exploit allows hacks in under a minute

A newly discovered Intel AMT security exploit could allow criminals to hack laptops in under a minute. Fortunately, there is…