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Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC (Continuous) 2019.008.20071, Acrobat 2017 and Reader DC 2017 (Classic 2017) 2017.011.30105, and Acrobat DC and Reader DC (Classic 2015) 2015.006.30456 patch a total of 85 flaws. The list includes 22 out-of-bounds write issues, 7 heap overflows, 7 use-after-free bugs, 3 type confusion issues, one double-free bug, 3 buffer errors,…

The Commerce Department said the announcement is part of an effort to “modernize US data privacy policy for the 21st century.” The move follows the implementation this year of ramped up data protection rules imposed by the European Union, and a new privacy law enacted in California. Both measures will impact internet firms whose websites…

National Security Advisor John Bolton said the country’s “first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years” was now in effect. The new more aggressive posture follows a decision by President Donald Trump to revoke rules established by his predecessor Barack Obama to require high-level authority for any big military cyber operations. “Our hands are not…

Honeywell’s handheld computers are advertised as devices that combine the advantages provided by consumer PDAs with high-end industrial mobile computers. These rugged devices run Android or Windows operating systems and they provide a wide range of useful functions and connectivity features, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and compatibility with Cisco products. The devices are used worldwide in…

The September 2018 Android Security Bulletin is split into two parts, the 2018-09-01 security patch level, which resolves 24 bugs, and the 2018-09-05 security patch level, which addresses a total of 35 bugs. Five of the vulnerabilities patched with the 2018-09-01 security patch level were rated Critical severity. Three of these are elevation of privilege…

The twin developments come as Facebook is under intense scrutiny over privacy following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year. Allegations that the political consultancy used personal information harvested from 87 million Facebook accounts have dented Facebook’s reputation. Since the scandal broke, Facebook has investigated thousands of apps and suspended more than 400 of them…

Oracle informed customers late on Friday that its Database product is affected by a critical vulnerability. Patches have been released and users have been advised to install them as soon as possible. The security hole, tracked as CVE-2018-3110 with a CVSS score of 9.9, affects Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 and 12.2.0.1 on Windows. Version 12.1.0.2 on…

There were seven times more distributed denial (DDoS) attacks larger than 300 Gbps (gigabit per second) observed during the first six months of 2018 compared to the first half of 2017, NETSCOUT Arbor reveals. According to the security company’s latest threat intelligence report, the number of large DDoS attacks jumped from 7 to 47 year-over-year…

Duo Security has created open source tools and disclosed techniques that can be useful in identifying automated Twitter accounts, which are often used for malicious purposes. The trusted access solutions provider, which Cisco recently agreed to acquire for $2.35 billion, has collected and studied 88 million Twitter accounts and over half-a-billion tweets. Based on this…