Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1909 Apple patches critical kernel vulnerabilities
Apple today released new versions of iOS and macOS Sierra and addressed some overlapping code execution vulnerabilities in both its mobile and desktop operating systems.

The updates were part of a bigger release of security updates from Apple that also included Safari, iCloud for Windows, and watchOS.

The most critical of the bugs were a pair of kernel vulnerabilities, CVE-2017-2370 and CVE-2017-2360, which could allow a malicious application to execute code with the highest kernel privileges. The two bugs, a buffer overflow and use-after-free vulnerability, were reported by Google Project Zero’s Ian Beer and were patched in iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3.
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#1913 Firefox 51 arrives with warning for HTTP websites that collect passwords, WebGL 2 and FLAC support
#1912 Don't use Android pattern lock to protect secrets, researchers warn
#1911 Cisco patches critical flaw in WebEx Chrome plugin
#1910 Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies
#1909 Apple patches critical kernel vulnerabilities
#1908 Virulent Android malware returns, gets >2 million downloads on Google Play
#1907 Widely used WebEx plugin for Chrome will execute attack code—patch now!
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