Tag Archives: Vulnerability

Google Finally Patches ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Vulnerability With December Android Security Update

In October, Linux security researcher discovered that a nine-year old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) was witnessing active exploits in the wild. The flaw was dubbed “Dirty COW”, an acronym for the duplication technique called copy-on-write, and could potentially give root access of a device to the attacker within a matter of seconds. Now, Google has finally patched the critical flaw ... Read More »

900 Million Android Devices Affected by Critical ‘QuadRooter’ Vulnerability: Report

A new Android flaw has been reported by security researchers that is claimed to affect roughly 900 million Android devices. Check Point mobile research team first reported the issue and claims that it affects all devices using Qualcomm chipsets. Dubbed ‘QuadRooter’, it is said to be a set of four vulnerabilities affecting Android devices built on Qualcomm chipsets. The research ... Read More »

Apple Says FBI Gave It First Vulnerability Tip on April 14

The FBI knowledgeable Apple Inc of a vulnerability in its iPhone and Mac software program on April 14, the primary time it had advised the company approximately a flaw in Apple merchandise below a controversial White house procedure for sharing such information, the corporation instructed Reuters on Tuesday. The Federal Bureau of investigation informed the business enterprise that the disclosure ... Read More »

Google Acknowledges Vulnerability in Millions of Android Devices; Promises Fix

Millions of Android smartphones and tablets are vulnerable to security attacks, Google has warned. The vulnerability, if exploited, gives an app unfettered root access, circumventing various Android security layers. The Mountain View-based company has made available a patch to OEMs, and says it is currently working on a fix for the Nexus lineup. Security researchers spotted an app in the ... Read More »

New Stagefright Vulnerability Found, Millions of Android Devices Affected: Report

New Stagefright Vulnerability Found, Millions of Android Devices Affected: Report Security researchers have once again discovered a flaw in Android’s Stagefright mediaserver component. In a demonstration, the researchers were able to remotely hack a phone with Stagefright-based exploit. Their finding underscores a vulnerability in millions of Android devices that could be triggered when they are made to visit a specially-crafted ... Read More »