On Tuesday, security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk.
Cyber Security firm Check Point has found malware on 38 Android devices from two separate corporate clients. That wouldn’t be a huge surprise but what they found worthy of note was that the malware was preinstalled “somewhere along the supply chain,” according to a blog post by the company.
Who doesn’t love a good scary problem that has a “-gate” suffix? An Israeli security firm has dubbed a particularly nasty outbreak of ransomware “ImageGate” and that will help us all remember that if you receive a random image on your favorite social network, you probably shouldn’t click it.
Another Free iPhone checkpoint has been reached. It has been reported but unconfirmed that the first 3rd party, non-Safari iPhone app was run today in the wild. Developer "Nightwatch" did the compilation and execution of the program using his ARM/Mach-O Toolchain. Check their progress report after the jump.