Apple accuses Google of ‘stoking fear’ over iPhone security issues

Apple isn’t happy about the way Google revealed a major iPhone security flaw recently. Google security researchers revealed that malicious websites used previously undisclosed security flaws in iOS to hack into devices over at least two years. While Apple doesn’t dispute the research, the company accuses Google of “stoking fear among all iPhone users that their devices … Read more Apple accuses Google of ‘stoking fear’ over iPhone security issues

Asus, Gigabyte Motherboard and Graphics Card Drivers Found to Have Security Vulnerabilities

Security research firm SecureAuth has discovered multiple serious vulnerabilities in drivers distributed with various Asus and Gigabyte hardware components, which could give remote attackers the ability to execute code on a victim’s PC. The drivers are used by software utilities to let users control various features that these manufacturers implement, including RGB LED lighting effects, … Read more Asus, Gigabyte Motherboard and Graphics Card Drivers Found to Have Security Vulnerabilities

Facebook Security Chief Alex Stamos Departs, Joins Stanford University

Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, who was a key figure in the fight against the spread of fake news and misinformation, on Thursday officially announced his decision to quit and join Stanford University as a full-time teacher and researcher. The announcement came as Facebook investigation, under Stamos, revealed on July 31 that it discovered and banned 32 … Read more Facebook Security Chief Alex Stamos Departs, Joins Stanford University

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 FOTA Update Brings VoLTE Support, May Android Security Patch, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The firmware-over-the-air update is available now It improves fingerprint sensor and front camera performance You can check the update by going into Settings > System > System update Asus’ most recent mid-range smartphone in India, the ZenFone Max Pro M1, has received its latest firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update that enables 4G VoLTE capabilities for Vodafone, Airtel, and Idea SIM cards, … Read more Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 FOTA Update Brings VoLTE Support, May Android Security Patch, and More

Android June Security Update Now Rolling Out to Nexus and Pixel Devices, Proximity Sensor Fix Included

Like clockwork, Google has started rolling out the June Android security update for supported Pixel and Nexus devices. The list of devices that are compatible for the new update includes the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P smartphones as well as the Pixel C tablet. The June security patch fixes 20 issues dated … Read more Android June Security Update Now Rolling Out to Nexus and Pixel Devices, Proximity Sensor Fix Included

Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 2 Gets May Android Security Update: Reports

After conducting its first successful Nokia X6 sale in China, HMD Global is now rolling out the May security patch update for its Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 2 smartphones. Both the devices are getting an OTA update, so head to Settings to check if you’ve already received it or not. Nokia 8 Sirocco users in India are seeing the update, and Nokia … Read more Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 2 Gets May Android Security Update: Reports

Android Bug Hunter Awarded Over $100,000 for Exposing Security Flaw in Google Pixel

Google has awarded $112,500 (roughly Rs. 71,83,300) to a security researcher for exposing a security flaw in Google Pixel smartphones. Guang Gong, in August 2017 submitted an exploit chain through the Android Security Rewards (ASR) programme. It was the first working remote exploit chain since the search giant has expanded the ASR program. Gong was awarded … Read more Android Bug Hunter Awarded Over $100,000 for Exposing Security Flaw in Google Pixel

October Android Security Update Released for Google Nexus, Pixel Devices

Just like every other month, Google has now released the monthly security update for the month of October as well. The over-the-air (OTA) rollout of October monthly security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices, which are supported by the search giant itself, has already been started and should show up soon on the devices. Further, the California-based … Read more October Android Security Update Released for Google Nexus, Pixel Devices

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Reportedly Receiving Firmware Update, Includes June Security Patch

Samsung has started rolling out a firmware update to its Galaxy S8+ smartphone in select markets. The new firmware update also brings June Android security patch that was recently released by Google. Sammobile reports that the new update is now available in India apart from the European market. Samsung Galaxy S8+ users should start receiving … Read more Samsung Galaxy S8+ Reportedly Receiving Firmware Update, Includes June Security Patch

Apple Hires Security Expert Jonathan Zdziarski

  US tech giant Apple has hired Jonathan Zdziarski, an expert on Apple and iOS security and forensics, for Security Engineering and Architecture. “I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited to be working with a group of like minded individuals … Read more Apple Hires Security Expert Jonathan Zdziarski