Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1851 Google patches 29 critical Android vulnerabilities including holes in Mediaserver, Qualcomm
Google has patched ten critical vulnerabilities tied to problem-plagued Android components like Mediaserver, NVIDIA’s GPU driver, and Qualcomm’s driver. The most serious bug, according to Google’s January Android Security Bulletin, is the Mediaserver vulnerability.

“The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability (CVE-2017-0381) that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files,” according to the bulletin.
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#1853 Android was 2016's most vulnerable product and Oracle with the most security bugs
#1852 California law makes ransomware use illegal
#1851 Google patches 29 critical Android vulnerabilities including holes in Mediaserver, Qualcomm
#1850 This ransomware targets HR departments with fake job applications
#1849 Exposed MongoDB installs being erased, held for ransom
#1848 State of the web 2016 (PDF)
#1847 Koolova ransomware decrypts for free if you read two articles about ransomware
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