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Chrome: 70% of all security bugs are memory safety issues

Image: Google Roughly 70% of all serious security bugs in the Chrome codebase are memory management and safety bugs, Google engineers said this week. Half of the 70% are use-after-free vulnerabilities, a type of security issue that arises from incorrect management of memory pointers (addresses), leaving doors open for attackers ...

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Privilege escalation vulnerability patched in Docker Desktop for Windows

A severe privilege escalation vulnerability has been patched in the Windows Docker Desktop Service.  On Friday, cybersecurity researchers from Pen Test Partners publicly disclosed the problem, a privilege escalation vulnerability buried in how the software uses pipes.  The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-11492, was discovered after analyzing how Docker Desktop for ...

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IoT vendor Wyze confirms server leak

Image: Wyze, ZDNet Wyze, a company that sells smart devices like security cameras, smart plugs, smart lightbulbs, and smart door locks, confirmed today a server leak that exposed the details of roughly 2.4 million customers. The leak occurred after an internal database was accidentally exposed online, Wyze co-founder Dongsheng Song ...

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