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Keeping Track of patches and hacks in the IT security world.

Android security

Google Patches 40 Android Flaws in June Update

June 07, 2016 8:29 AM
Of the 40 Android flaws that Google patched this month, eight are rated as critical, with issues with Qualcomm drivers topping the list.

Oracle Patches 136 Flaws in Critical Patch Update

April 21, 2016 2:47 PM
Although the overall number of vulnerabilities in Oracle's software is high, there are just seven issues for enterprises to be concerned about.
Google security

Google Is Partially Dangerous—According to Google

April 19, 2016 7:55 AM
The current Google Transparency Report on the Safe Browsing status for doesn't give the site a perfect grade.
Adobe Flash update

Adobe Updates Flash to Patch Zero-Day Flaw

March 11, 2016 10:32 AM
A delayed March update provides patches for 23 security vulnerabilities, including one for a zero-day flaw already being exploited by attackers.
IRS breach

2015 IRS Breach Much Worse Than First Thought

February 29, 2016 10:47 AM
A nine-month investigation reveals that attackers accessed the IRS accounts of about half a million taxpayers.
Android security

Google Patches 13 Flaws in February Android Update

February 02, 2016 9:26 AM
Once again, Android's much maligned mediaserver is getting patched for critical vulnerabilities.
database security

Hello Kitty Vendor Sanrio Admits to and Patches Flaw

December 23, 2015 1:10 PM
A misconfigured server is to blame for potentially exposing 3.3 million customers of toy maker Sanrio to risk. The vulnerability has now been fixed.

Oracle Settles With FTC Over Java Security Updates

December 22, 2015 1:19 PM
The Federal Trade Commission comes to terms with Oracle over some bad Java practices. Here's why it sets a good precedent, even as Java security continues to improve.
vulnerability vale

A Look at What Security Vulnerabilities Are Worth

November 22, 2015 8:20 AM
Zerodium reveals what it pays for a wide range of flaws, and surprisingly, its numbers aren't all that odd.
FCC strikes down Do Not Track

What FCC's Move Against 'Do Not Track' Means

November 09, 2015 3:00 PM
'Do Not Track' isn't sticking, but that doesn't mean the dream of Internet privacy is over.

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