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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1416 Android patch fixes Nexus 5X critical vulnerability
Google’s Android security team has patched a vulnerability that left Nexus 5X devices open to attack even if the phone’s screen was locked. The vulnerability in Google’s line of phones would have allowed an adversary to exfiltrate data from the targeted phone via a forced memory dump of the device.

Researchers at IBM’s X-Force Application Security Research Team discovered the flaw several months ago and worked with Google on a patch that was deployed recently. Disclosure of the vulnerability was shared by IBM’s X-Force team on Thursday.
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#1420 Police seize two Perfect Privacy VPN servers
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#1418 Kali Linux 2016.2 released as the most advanced penetration testing distribution
#1417 How spy tech firms let governments see everything on a smartphone
#1416 Android patch fixes Nexus 5X critical vulnerability
#1415 Microsoft adds .NET core, ASP.NET to bug bounty program
#1414 And the worst passwords from the Last.fm hack are…
#1413 Why identity protection is the next phase in security
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