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 Wednesday, 12-November-2014  11:41:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Sooo, there's a big new huge Windows vulnerability affecting pretty much all recent versions, but mostly affecting people running servers. Full details here and the patch is already on Windows Update so should be an easy fix. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted packets to a Windows server. This security update is rated Critical for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. Discussion here.

There's an iOS issue too, nicknamed "Masque". This in-house app may display an arbitrary title (like “New Flappy Bird”) that lures the user to install it, but the app can replace another genuine app after installation. All apps can be replaced except iOS preinstalled apps, such as Mobile Safari. This vulnerability exists because iOS doesn't enforce matching certificates for apps with the same bundle identifier. We verified this vulnerability on iOS 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1 and 8.1.1 beta, for both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices. Discussion here.

President Obama has spoken out in support of Net Neutrality. "To put these protections in place, I'm asking the FCC to reclassifying internet service under Title II of a law known as the Telecommunications Act," Obama says in a statement this morning. "In plain English, I'm asking [the FCC] to recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life."



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