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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#927 Google patches high severity browser PDF vulnerability
A high-severity vulnerability in Google’s Chrome browser that allows attackers to execute code on targeted systems via a PDF exploit has been patched by Google.

Researchers at Cisco said users were at risk if they were enticed to view a specially crafted PDF document with an embedded jpeg2000 image within Google’s Chrome default PDF viewer, called PDFium.

“Being fairly easy for an attacker to take advantage of this vulnerability, the most effective attack vector is for the threat actor to place a malicious PDF file on a website then redirect victims to the website using either phishing emails or even malvertising,” wrote the Cisco Talos team in a technical description of the vulnerability publicly disclosed on Thursday.
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#927 Google patches high severity browser PDF vulnerability
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#925 CryptXXX ransomware jumps from Angler to Neutrino exploit kit
#924 A hacker claims to be selling millions of Twitter accounts
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#922 Vawtrak banking malware – know your enemy
#921 Slicing into a Point-of-Sale botnet
#920 Hackers could have changed Facebook Messenger chat logs
#919 University pays almost $16,000 to recover crucial data held hostage
#918 uTorrent forums hacked, passwords compromised
#917 Windows BITS ‘notification’ feature used to deliver malware
#916 Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking
#915 Bitdefender finds eavesdropping vulnerability in public cloud
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