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Previously legitimate Barcode Scanner app sends malware update to millions

Google has removed a popular Android barcode scanner app with over 10 million installs from the Play Store after researchers found that it turned malicious following a December 2020 update.

Five Critical Android Bugs Patched, Part of Feb. Security Bulletin

February’s security update for the mobile OS includes a Qualcomm flaw rated critical, with a CVSS score of 9.8.

Shazam Vulnerability Could Have Exposed User Locations

The vulnerability in Shazam app could expose location of Android and iOS users. Patch already deployed before potential exploitation.

Google to add new password protection features in Chrome 88

Google will add new capabilities to Chrome that will let you fix weak passwords and update your saved passwords in one place. These new updates are coming in the next few weeks as part of Chrome 88.

WhatsApp Delays Controversial 'Data-Sharing' Privacy Policy Update By 3 Months

WhatsApp said on Friday that it wouldn't enforce its recently announced controversial data sharing policy update until May 15. Originally set to go into effect next month on February 8, the three-month delay comes following "a lot of misinformation" about a revision to its privacy policy that allows WhatsApp to share data with Facebook, sparking widespread concerns about the exact kind of information that will be shared under the incoming terms.

WhatsApp users flock to rival message platforms

Millions have signed up to Signal and Telegram after WhatsApp announced an update to its terms.

Nvidia Warns Windows Gamers of High-Severity Graphics Driver Flaws

Nvidia, which makes gaming-friendly graphics processing units (GPUs), on Thursday fixed a slew of high-severity flaws affecting its graphics driver. The vulnerabilities allow bad actors to cripple systems with denial of service attacks, escalate privileges, tamper with data or sniff out sensitive data.

Samsung fixes critical Android bugs in December 2020 updates

This week Samsung has started rolling out Android's December security updates to mobile devices to patch critical security vulnerabilities in the operating system. This comes after Android had published their December 2020 security updates bulletin, which includes patches for critical bugs.

Microsoft Wraps Up a Lighter Patch Tuesday for the Holidays

Microsoft addresses nine critical bugs and 58 overall fixes to mark the last scheduled security advisory of 2020.

High-Severity Chrome Bugs Allow Browser Hacks

Google has updated its Chrome web browser, fixing four bugs with a severity rating of “high” and eight overall. Three are use-after-free flaws, which could allow an adversary to generate an error in the browser’s memory, opening the door to a browser hack and host computer compromise.

Flaw allowed iPhone hacking remotely through wi-fi

Researchers have revealed a flaw that allowed Apple iPhones to be hacked from afar without the owner doing anything. Google Project Zero researcher Ian Beer has revealed how attackers could steal emails, photos, messages - and even access the camera and microphone. The vulnerability has been fixed in an update since May this year.

Bug Allowed Hackers to Get Anyone’s Email Address on Xbox Live

A serious flaw in Xbox Live allowed hackers to easily find out the email address used to register any Xbox gamertag. Microsoft has patched the bug since. Make sure to update.

Two New Chrome 0-Days Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser

Two More Google Chrome Zero-Days Under Active Attacks: Update Browsing Software

Google Chrome For Android The Next Victim Of Zero-Day – Update Now!

Following Chrome desktop bugs, Google has now patched a zero-day bug in Chrome for Android. Update your phone browsers now.

Update Now! Apple patches three actively exploited iOS zero-days

Update Now! Apple has patched today three iOS zero-day vulnerabilities actively exploited in the wild and affecting iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices.

Adobe Warns Windows, MacOS Users of Critical Acrobat and Reader Flaws

Update Acrobat now! Adobe has fixed critical-severity flaws tied to four CVEs in the Windows and macOS versions of its Acrobat and Reader family of application software services. The vulnerabilities could be exploited to execute arbitrary code on affected products.

NVIDIA patches high severity GeForce Experience vulnerabilities

NVIDIA released a security update for the Windows NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) app to address vulnerabilities that could enable attackers to execute arbitrary code, escalate privileges, gain access to sensitive info, or trigger a denial of service (DoS) state on systems running unpatched software.

New Chrome 0-day Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser Now

Chrome version 86.0.4240.111 released to patch several security high-severity issues, including a zero-day vulnerability.

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