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Twitter Says 5.4 Million User Accounts Exposed Through Zero-Day Exploit

Twitter on Friday confirmed a December 2021 security breach that stole data from more than 5.4 million user accounts using a zero-day exploit — reports BleepingComputer. The hack exploited a vulnerability in the mechanism that Twitter lets users link email addresses and phone numbers to their accounts. Threat actors were able to submit an email...

Google Patches Zero-Day Security Exploit in Chrome for Mac and Windows

Google is rolling out Chrome version 103.0.5060.114 on Windows to path a high-severity zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild — reports BleepingComputer. A zero-day is a security hole that is unknown to the company--and thusly a major flaw as the exploit allows it to be open and out in the wild until patched....

Google Releases Another Emergency Chrome Update to Fix Zero-Day Vulnerability

Google is rolling out version 100.0.4896.127 of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux as an emergency update to patch a high-severity zero-day vulnerability — reports The Register. The update fixes a type confusion vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-1364, in Chromium V8 that impacts the JavaScript engine used in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge,...

Google is Rolling Out an Emergency Chrome Update to Fix a Zero-Day Vulnerability

Google is rolling out version 99.0.4844.84 of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux as an emergency update to patch a high-severity zero-day vulnerability — reports BleepingComputer. According to Google, the zero-day bug, being tracked as CVE-2022-1096, is being actively exploited in the wild. "Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1096 exists in the...

Apple Quietly Patches iOS Zero-Day Flaw, Tells Bug Reporter to Keep Quiet

With the release of iOS 15.0.2, Apple has quietly fixed a 'gamed' zero-day security flaw that could allow attackers to gain access to sensitive user information Bleeping Computer is reporting. According to the report, Apple patched the vulnerability without crediting software developer Denis Tokarev, who had discovered and reported the bug seven months before the release of...

iPhone Hotspot Bug That Breaks Wi-Fi Still Exists in iOS 14.6, Says Researcher

The mobile security experts at zecOps have discovered that a Wi-Fi hotspot bug which breaks Wi-Fi connectivity on iPhones in a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, originally discovered last month, remains alive and kicking as a zero-day vulnerability on iOS 14.6, the latest publicly available firmware version for the iPhone. The bug in question renders an iPhone...

Apple Pays $75,000 USD to Hacker for Discovering Zero-Day Exploit to Hijack iOS, macOS Cameras

Apple has eliminated a number of serious flaws that allowed an iPhone's camera to be hijacked. According to a new report from Forbes, security researcher Ryan Pickren discovered seven zero-day vulnerabilities during a "pretty intense" bug-hunting expedition in Safari. He was paid $75,000 USD through Apple's Bug Bounty Program for his efforts. Pickren starter to "hammer"...

Samsung’s Tizen OS Has 40 Security Flaws: Researcher

Samsung's plans to have 10 million smartphones running Tizen, an open-source operating system, may be delayed, as an Israel-based security researcher has uncovered 40 zero-day vulnerabilities that would allow anyone to remotely hack these devices and take control of them. Speaking with Vice, Amihai Neiderman, head of research at Equus Software, said, "It may be the...