Rowhammer attack rears its head once again; thanks mostly due to the improvement in modern memory chips.
Google updates a 2-week-old security bulletin to say some vulnerabilities were 0-days.
For vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited by hackers, Google will publish details immediately if the said issues remain unpatched after 7 days of reporting them. If the issue is fixed within the 7 days, then Google will wait 30 days before publishing the vulnerabilities
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Project Zero, a team of dedicated security engineers tasked with reducing the number of “zero day” vulnerabilities around the entire internet, says it will give developers an extra 30 days before disclosing vulnerability issues, in order to give end-users time to patch their software. Developers will still have 90 days to fix bugs, but Project Zero will wait another 30 days before it discloses the details of the bug publicly. If a flaw is being actively exploited in the wild, a company will have seven days to issue a patch, and a three-day grace period if requested. But Google Project Zero will wait 30 days before it discloses technical details. In 2020, Google announced a trial to allow developers 90 days to work on patch... Continue reading…
Project Zero is a security research team at Google that spends time discussing and evaluating vulnerability disclosure policies and the consequence of those policies for users, vendors, security researchers, and software security. The team says it wants to be a group of researchers that benefits everyone working across the ecosystem to help make zero-day attacks more difficult. Project Zero has … Continue reading
Project Zero will now allow companies 30 days to issue fixes before it reveals all.
Apple said in a statement that the vulnerability, found by security specialists at Google's Project Zero, may have been 'actively exploited' by programmers
If you have an Apple device like an iPhone or an iPad, then you should make sure that you've updated to iOS 14.4.2 as soon as possible.
Apple has released an update for iPhones, iPads and Watches to patch a security vulnerability under active attack by hackers. The security update lands as iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2, which also covers a patch to older devices as iOS 12.5.2. watchOS also updates to 7.3.3. Apple said the vulnerability, discovered by security researchers at […]
Researchers believe the group is responsible for at least 11 zero-day attacks in the last 12 months alone.
The breadth and abundance of exploits for unknown vulnerabilities sets group apart.
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Recently released cryptography code easily undone by trivial buffer overflow Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy on Thursday reported a severe flaw in Libgcrypt 1.9.0, an update to the widely used cryptographic library that was released ten days ago.…
Boobytrapped websites are used by attackers to infect people who visited them.
The initial Windows 10 patch failed to guard against this alternative exploit.
The Project Zero reverse engineer shuts down some of the world's most dangerous exploits—along with antiquated hacker stereotypes.
Project Zero has been actively tracking zero-days since 2014 and last year Google's researchers made their findings available to the public.
The program's disclosure terms don't align with Google's policies, he added
A new vulnerability has been discovered which exists across legacy iOS hardware and while some have used it to jailbreak their devices, Cisco Talos recently discovered that cybercriminals have set up a fake website looking to capitalize on users trying to jailbreak their iPhones.However, instead of actually jailbreaking a user's device, the site just prompts users to download a malicious profile that the attackers then use to conduct click fraud.Checkm8 is a bootrom vulnerability that impacts all legacy models of the iPhone from the 4S through the X.The campaign discovered by Cisco Talos tries to capitalize off of a project called checkrain which uses the checkm8 vulnerability to modify an iPhone's bootrom and load a jailbroken image onto the device.The Checkm8 vulnerability can be exploited using an open source tool called “ipwndfu” developed by AxiomX but the attackers being tracked by Cisco Talos run a malicious website called that preys on users searching for the legitimate checkrain project.The fake checkrain site tries to appear to be legitimate by claiming to work with popular jailbreaking researchers such as “CoolStar” and Google Project Zero's Ian Beer.
Two prominent Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted with sophisticated spyware built by NSO Group at least since 2017, according to Amnesty International.“These were carried out through SMS messages carrying malicious links that, if clicked, would attempt to exploit the mobile device of the victim and install NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware,” the British human rights non-governmental organization said.The report found activist Maâti Monjib and human rights lawyer Abdessadak El Bouchattaoui at the receiving end of a targeted surveillance campaign by hackers with possible ties to the Moroccan government in the wake of Hirak Rif protests in 2016 — a mass movement that’s been met with violent repression and a crackdown on free speech.In addition to delivering malware via booby-trapped messages containing URLs previously tied to NSO Group, the hack — dubbed network injection attack — intercepted the target’s unencrypted web traffic to redirect visits to legitimate websites to pernicious substitutes that infected the devices with spyware.One way this kind of redirection can occur is by employing “a rogue cellular tower placed in the proximity of the target, or other core network infrastructure the mobile operator might have been requested to reconfigure to enable this type of attack,” Amnesty International said.The Israeli company NSO Group is known to sell spyware and hacking tools to governments across the world.