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Intel Vulnerability Enables Multiple Issues

Intel is warning users of a high severity flaw found within their firmware of it’s ‘Converged Security and Management Engine’ (CSME) which is used to power Intel’s ‘Active Management System’ hardware for the purpose of remote out-of-band management to consumers. This flaw could enable an attacker to conduct Privilege Escalation, Information Disclosure and Denial of Service.

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Dell SupportAssist-ing Hackers

A recent vulnerability found in Dell’s SupportaAssist software found that if exploited correctly can lead to code execution for unprivileged users. This is known as an uncontrolled search path vulnerability (CVE-2020-5316).

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Android Bluetooth Critical RCE Flaw

A recent vulnerability was found by researchers from a German security firm. Fixes are available via the Android February 2020 Security Bulletin. The bug is identified as CVE-2020-002; when exploited can result in remote-code-execution without any user interaction with elevated privileges.

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WhatsApp? WhatsPatch? WhatsCrack? | WhatsApp Critical Flaw

A security researcher by the name of Gal Weizman from PerimeterX found multiple flaws within WhatsApp that could potentially lead to remote-code-execution (RCE). The flaws enabled vulnerabilities such as Open-Redirect, Persistent-XSS, CSP-Bypass and read privileges from the Local File System (LFS).

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Google Exposed Personal Photos

It has recently been reported that not long ago, last Thanksgiving, Google had a bug which caused personal photos to be shared to complete strangers. ‘The Chocolate Factory’ made note of this issue and began notifying users that there is a bug in Google Photos data-archiving tool, Takeout.

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Handout the CacheOut

A recent finding of a microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerability within Intel’s CPU’s found by researchers have now released a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) code. This was not the only recent vulnerability found; however, it is the most severe with a Medium risk vulnerability.

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Mistakes were Made | Intel Privilege Escalation

Intel is a very large corporation most known for their processors. A recent flaw within Intel’s ‘VTune Profiler’ software could enable anyone to upgrade their privileges if exploited correctly. This software is a performance monitoring & analysis application mainly used for serial and multi threaded application developers.

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New Year, New NSA | NSA Helping Microsoft?

Technology has been progressing faster and faster over the years. What was a critical vulnerability in 2005 is now a redundant memory in the security industry keeping a “gentle” reminder of how important security is in the cyber industry.

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Citrix is in Trouble…

Recent vulnerabilities found in Citrix ADC and Gateway are vulnerable to remote code execution which could potentially allow hackers to gain access to the services and control them. These Citrix services control application delivery, load balancing, and Gateway solutions.

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