by Paul Ducklin Even if you’ve never used one, you probably know what a VCR is (or was). Short for video cassette recorder, it was how we recorded and watched back videos at home in the days when digital video stored on hard disks was the absurdly expensive privilege of . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin Google has just revealed a fourfecta of critical zero-day bugs affecting a wide range of Android phones, including some of its own Pixel models. These bugs are a bit different from your usual Android vulnerabilities, which typically affect the Android operating system (which is Linux-based) or the . . . Read more
Latest episode – listen now! Cybersecurity news plus loads of great advice…
A bit like leaving the front door keys under the doormat…
If you can’t beat ’em, sue ’em!
Android May 2022 updates are out – with some critical fixes in some critical places. Learn more…
07 Apr, 2022
Android, Apple, cybercrime, data breach, Firefox, google, iOS, lapsus, Law & order, Mozilla, Naked Security Podcast, OS-X, Patches, podcast, Privacy, Security News, Vulnerability
Latest episode – listen now! Cybersecurity news and advice in plain English.
Get the update now… if it’s available for your phone. Here’s how to check.
08 Mar, 2022
Android, CVE-2022-0847, EoP, file overwrite, google, Kernel, Linux, Security News, splice, Vulnerability
Even read-only files can be written to, leading to a dangerously general purpose elevation-of-privilege attack.
by Paul Ducklin [05’06”] Ukrainian cops bring out the BFG (Big Fearsome Grinder) and cut open some doors. [10’23”] A repeated request for destructive Linux code enters its 15th year. [19’39”] Peloton exercise bicycles found to be rootable. [28’43”] What’s the point of paying ransomware money? [33’53”] Oh! No! of the week With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and . . . Read more