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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on January 26, 2015

January 23, Softpedia – (International) Remote code execution flaw found in iPass Open Mobile Windows Client. A security researcher at Code White GmbH reported vulnerability in the iPass Open Mobile Windows Client that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code by sending a specially-crafted unicode string to a subprocess with SYSTEM privileges. The developers released a patch to address the flaw in the iPass network that includes free and open access hotspots, certain hotel and convention venues, and provides Internet access to trains with WiFi support as well as in-flight WiFi in airplanes. Source

January 23, Securityweek – (International) Three OS X vulnerabilities disclosed by Google. Google released a report containing details and proof-of-concept code for three vulnerabilities, including a code execution vulnerability, memory corruption bug, and a sandbox escapes, affecting Apple’s OS X operating system reported on October 20, October 21, and October 23. Source

January 23, Softpedia – (International) “Friendlier” Critroni ransomware variants spotted in the wild. Security researchers at Trend Micro discovered new strains of Critroni ransomware (CTB-Locker) in January that allows a grace period of 96 hours, the opportunity to decrypt five files, and an increase in the ransom amount. Source

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