Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#377 Android vulnerabilities allow for easy root access - Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs flaw
Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs (systems on a chip) power a large percentage of smart devices in use today. The company’s own website notes that more than a billion devices use Snapdragon processors or modems. Unfortunately, many of these devices contain security flaws that could allow an attacker to gain root access. Gaining root access on a device is highly valuable; it allows the attacker access to various capabilities they would not have under normal circumstances.
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#384 Firefox 45 fixes 40 vulnerabilities, 22 critical
#383 Caution urged over patched Windows USB driver flaw
#382 Home Depot will pay up to $19.5 million for massive 2014 data breach
#381 Chrome update fixes three high severity vulnerabilities
#380 Phishers are creating YouTube channels to document their attacks
#379 The rise of IoT hacking: New dangers, new solutions
#378 Let's Encrypt reaches one million certificate encryption milestone
#377 Android vulnerabilities allow for easy root access - Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs flaw
#376 Dell open sources DCEPT, a honeypot tool for detecting network intrusions
#375 FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans
#374 Mark Ward: How Minecraft undermined my digital defences
#373 KeRanger ransomware Is actually Linux.Encoder ported for Macs
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