Microsoft issued February 2018 Security Updates that includes more than 50 fixes, 14 of them critical. The updates address multiple Microsoft products to include Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore and Adobe Flash.
Trend Micro researchers detected a new variant of Android Remote Access Tool (AndroRAT) that targets an older publicly disclosed vulnerability (CVE-2015-1805) that allows an attacker to compromise older Android devices to perform privilege escalation.
Lenovo warned its customers about two critical Broadcom WiFi vulnerabilities that affect 25 ThinkPad models. The firmware vulnerabilities impact Broadcom’s BCM4356 Wireless LAN Driver for Windows 10 and contain buffer overflow flaws.
Trend Micro researchers discovered attackers are exploiting a previously patched Windows vulnerability (CVE-2017-11882) by abusing the Windows Installer service, msiexec.exe, to deliver LokiBot malware.
Someone has posted to GitHub the purported source code for a critical component for iPhone's bootloader or "iBoot." Access to iBoot code could allow hackers to find vulnerabilities in iOS that could be exploited in the future. iBoot is responsible for ensuring the trusted boot of the mobile operating system, in a sense like iPhone's BIOS.
Adobe has released security updates that fix critical vulnerabilities, to include one zero-day, in its Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS.
Another crypto-miner is on the loose. The new strain of malware dubbed "ADB.Miner" is spreading rapidly across Android devices with objective to infect and mine Monero cryptocurrency.
Researchers at Proofpoint have been tracking a massive distributed botnet dubbed Smominru, a Monero cryptocurrency miner, that spreads using the EternalBlue Exploit (CVE-2017-0144).
A security researcher from TrustWave discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the Western Digital (WD) MyCloud network storage devices.
An Adobe Flash Player 0-day vulnerability is being exploited in the wild and used in limited, targeted attacks against Windows users, according to an Adobe advisory and Talos security group.