One week ago, a flaw was discovered on iOS and MacOS powered devices and machines. First reported by a software developer named Abraham Masri, the ChaiOS bug not only causes Apple gadgets to lock up, crash, and restart on their own, it also can lead to other more serious issues, like battery problems and resprings, among many others.
There is a newly discovered flaw on Apple devices that is called the chaiOS bug, and it can potentially cause machines that run on iOS and MacOS platforms to lock up, crash, and even restart. The bug was first spotted by Twitter user Abraham Masri, who claims that apart from freezes and restarts, the chaiOS bug also causes other problems like resprings and battery issues, and possibly more.
Apple has said this week that Meltdown and Spectre, the two newly discovered processor security vulnerabilities, can impact almost all of its devices, including iPhones, iPad tablets, and even Mac computers. But the tech giant is also taking the opportunity to point out that risk can be reduced significantly if Apple users make sure to download the newest software updates, which come with fixes for one of the flaws.
According to a report recently published by ZDNet just this week, it appears that researchers have discovered a bug within the WPA2 security protocol utilized in just about every Wi-Fi enabled gadget today, including computers, routers, and even mobile devices. The flaw now goes by the nickname KRACK (which is short for Key Reinstallation Attack) and was reportedly uncovered by Mathy Vanhoef, a computer security academic.
Android mobile users might be glad to know that the crew behind Google’s mobile security has taken the opportunity to roll out an Android update that should fix a couple of security flaws that could potentially put Android handsets at risk if cybercriminals had taken advantage of them. As told by Google to Ars Technica, the first was only designed for the purpose of doing some research, but would have been harmful if modified, plus it was easy to detect and use for malicious purposes.
After experts in web security discovered that an iPhone unit belonging to a prominent Arab activist has been targeted with spyware, Apple has decided to immediately upgrade its iOS mobile operating system. As reported by net security company Lookout and Internet watchdog group Citizen Lab, specially designed spyware can be used in order to exploit a trio of previously unrevealed vulnerabilities in Apple’s OS, collected called Trident.
According to a research team from Check Point, an Israeli security company, they have discovered four new security flaws found in Android powered smartphones and tablet devices that sport a certain Qualcomm processor. And those flaws could let hackers gain full control of that Android handset.
As reported by Reuters, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it now taking a closer look at wireless carriers’ use of a rather old telecommunications tech which has been proven to be riddled with security flaws, especially after a report by CBS’ 60 Minutes indicated that this tech can be remotely utilized by third parties to sneakily eavesdrop on mobile users.
More than a year ago, a certain flaw was discovered in the global mobile exchange system, and as reported by CBS’ 60 Minutes, it appears that this vulnerability is still being taken advantage of by hackers in order to gain unauthorized access to wireless data. The flaw specifically exists in Signaling System Seven (SS7), a full set of telephony signaling protocols that channels data between different mobile networks. In order to exploit this flaw, hackers need only get a certain phone number, and they could gain access to phone calls, text messages, and location information.
This week, the blog Android Police reported that there appears to be a design flaw in Samsung’s newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. According to Android Police, they discovered that owners of the handset could permanently damage the smartphone if they insert its S-Pen stylus into the device’s storage slot backwards.
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