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How Apple, Google and Microsoft are addressing the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability

Ah, WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access): you've protected our Wi-Fi so well for so many years now. Unfortunately, that illusion of safety was shattered earlier today when security researcher Mathy Vanhoef reported a vulnerability in the WPA2 handshake protocol that he's calling KRACK (for "Key Reinstallation Attack). Since almost every modern Wi-Fi device uses it, that […]

Android vulnerability gives an attacker complete control of device, even when locked [Video]

A set of Android vulnerabilities discovered by security researchers would allow an attacker complete control of a device, when locked and the screen is switched off. The image above illustrates just one attack vector, clickjacking – where the user thinks they are okaying one thing while invisibly okaying something else. For illustrative purposes, the researchers […]

Canonical fixes critical vulnerability in Ubuntu with HWE kernel update

Canonical fixes critical vulnerability in Ubuntu with HWE kernel update The new kernel update patches Linux 4.8 within Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) and Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus). The Canonical team has addressed a majorly critical security vulnerability that could lead to denial of service (DoS) attacks through Linux kernel. Read more on opensourceforu.com