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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 13, 2014

March 12, Softpedia – (International) Adobe updates Flash Player 12 to address two vulnerabilities. Adobe released updates to for its Flash Player for Windows, Mac, and Linux, addressing two vulnerabilities.. Source

March 12, Softpedia – (International) Hackers can steal private WhatsApp chats with other Android apps. A security researcher identified a security flaw in WhatsApp that could allow any Android app installed on the device with access to the SD card to retrieve the WhatsApp database containing private chat logs. The database is encrypted, but a legitimate app that can decrypt the file is available. Source

March 12, Softpedia – (International) Chrome updated to 33.0.1750.149, 7 security issues fixed. Google released the 33.0.1750.149 update of its Chrome browser, closing seven security issues. Source

March 11, IDG News Service – (International) Microsoft Patch Tuesday rounds up IE flaws. Microsoft released its monthly round of Patch Tuesday updates March 11, containing 5 bulletins addressing 23 vulnerabilities. Two were marked as critical, including an Internet Explorer vulnerability that has been used in targeted attacks. Source

March 11, IDG News Service – (International) Researchers attack secured Internet activity to mine personal data. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley developed an attack that could allow governments and Internet service providers to bypass HTTPS traffic protections and determine the Web pages a user has visited with 89 percent accuracy. Attackers would need to be able to visit the same Web pages as the user, which would enable them to identify packet patterns in the encrypted traffic. Source

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