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Android patches critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers

The Android security bulletin for May covered fixes for over 100 vulnerabilities

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Annual Verizon security report says sloppiness causes most data breaches

Phishing, malware, ransomware, hacking, cyberespionage: The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report shows the best prevention is basic security hygiene

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Oracle fixes Struts and Shadow Brokers exploits in huge patch release

The quarterly Oracle patch update fixes a record 299 security vulnerabilities

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Shadow Brokers lessons: First, don’t panic

If you're worried about zero-days and hacking tools but not outdated software and obsolete systems in your network, then you're doing security wrong

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Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

The patches -- one of which was issued last month -- address the exploits found in the Shadow Brokers leak

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Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

Version 1507, the mid-2015 debut release, disappears from the patching list; next up is version 1511, which will likely follow in early October

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Microsoft kills off security bulletins after several stays

'Disappointing,' says patch expert after concluding the replacement means more work for admins

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Microsoft fixes 45 flaws, including three actively exploited vulnerabilities

Microsoft Patch Tuesday includes fixes for critical flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, and .Net

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VMware patches critical virtual machine escape flaws

Four vulnerabilities demonstrated during the Pwn2Own hacking contest were fixed in VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion.

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Google reports mixed progress on Android security

Is the glass half full or half empty? The real issue is that it’s at the halfway mark and there's still a significant security road that Android must travel

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Leading Linux distros dawdle as kernel flaw persists

A race condition flaw has been fixed in the mainline Linux kernel, but some Red Hat, Canonical, and Debian distributions don't yet have patches

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Microsoft stays security bulletins' termination

End to decades'-old practice was expected today after cancellation of February updates, but they're being offered for at least one more month

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Android gets patches for critical OpenSSL, mediaserver, and kernel driver flaws

A five-month-old flaw in Android's SSL cryptographic libraries is among the 35 critical vulnerabilities Google fixed in its March security patches

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HackerOne opens up bug bounties to open source

The platform helps teams handle vulnerability submissions, coordinate communications, identify duplicate reports, and run bug bounty programs

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Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

The company's quarterly patch update includes a total of 270 security fixes for many products

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Apple's MacOS file encryption easily bypassed without the latest fixes

Custom-made Thunderbolt devices can be used to extract the encryption password from locked Macs

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Netgear starts patching routers affected by a critical flaw

The company has identified eight affected models so far and has released beta firmware updates

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Flash Player remains target of choice for exploit kits

A recent report finds that six of the top 10 vulnerabilities target Flash Player as cybercriminals take advantage of irregular and slow patching schedules

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