Android malware developers are already adjusting their tactics to bypass a new ‘Restricted setting’ security feature introduced by Google in the newly released Android 13.
Google has released a security update for the Chrome browser that addresses close to a dozen vulnerabilities, including a zero-day flaw that is being exploited in the wild. The security update is currently rolling out for Windows, Mac and Linux. Users who have automatic updates turned on should receive it in the coming days/weeks.
Windows users who have installed a new KB5012170 security update for Secure Boot have encountered various issues, ranging from boots failing with BitLocker Recovery prompts to performance issues. A UEFI bootloader loads immediately after a device is started and is responsible for launching the UEFI environment with the Secure Boot feature to allow only trusted code to be executed when starting the Windows booting process.
Exploit code has been released for a critical vulnerability affecting networking devices with Realtek’s RTL819x system on a chip (SoC), which are estimated to be in the millions. The flaw is identified as CVE-2022-27255 and a remote attacker could exploit it to compromise vulnerable devices from various original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), ranging from routers and access points to signal repeaters.
Palo Alto Networks has issued a security advisory warning of an actively exploited high-severity vulnerability impacting PAN-OS, the operating system used by the company’s networking hardware products. The issue, tracked as CVE-2022-0028 (CVSS v3 – 8.6), is an URL filtering policy misconfiguration that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to carry out amplified TCP denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
Security analysts have found security issues in the payment system present on Xiaomi smartphones that rely on MediaTek chips providing the trusted execution environment (TEE) that is responsible for signing transactions. Attackers could exploit the weaknesses to sign fake payment packages using a third-party unprivileged application. The implications of such an attack would be to make the payment service unavailable or to sign transactions from the user’s mobile wallet to the threat actor’s account.
Networking equipment major Cisco on Wednesday confirmed it was the victim of a cyberattack on May 24, 2022 after the attackers got hold of an employee’s personal Google account that contained passwords synced from their web browser.
A group of researchers has revealed details of a new vulnerability affecting Intel CPUs that enables attackers to obtain encryption keys and other secret information from the processors. Dubbed ÆPIC Leak, the weakness is the first-of-its-kind to architecturally disclose sensitive data in a manner that’s akin to an “uninitialized memory read in the CPU itself.”