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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on May 27, 2014

May 23, Threatpost – (International) Apple patches 22 Safari Webkit vulnerabilities. Apple released an update for its Safari browser May 22, patching 22 vulnerabilities in the Webkit browser engine that could be exploited in drive-by download attacks. Source

May 22, IDG News Service – (International) Microsoft will patch IE zero day but doesn’t give timeline. Microsoft announced May 22 that it plans to patch a use-after-free vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) 8 disclosed by the HP Zero Day Initiative May 21. Source

May 22, Threatpost – (International) Android Outlook app could expose emails, attachments. Researchers at Include Security made public May 21 details of two content encryption issues in Microsoft’s Outlook app for Android after first reporting the issues to Microsoft in December 2013. The issues involve the storage of email attachments on devices’ SD card partitions that could make them accessible to any app or third party with physical access. Source

May 22, The Register – (International) Better safe than sorry: SourceForge pushes password reset. SourceForge asked its users to change their passwords as part of an update to the site’s security systems. New passwords will then be stored in a more secure manner in accordance with the updated policies. Source

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