Google Project Zero security researcher found a critical vulnerability in WhatsApp messenger that could have allowed hackers to remotely take full control of your WhatsApp just by video calling you over the messaging app.
The vulnerability is a memory heap overflow issue which is triggered when a user receives a specially crafted malformed RTP packet via a video call request, which results in the corruption error and crashing the WhatsApp mobile app. The bug has since been fixed.
In a recent publication issued by the FBI, is a warning to companies about the dangers of leaving RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) endpoints exposed online. In its alert, the FBI mentions that the number of computers with an RDP connection left accessible on the Internet has gone up since mid and late 2016.
This assertion from the FBI correlates with numbers and trends reported by cybersecurity firms in the past few years.
Security researchers have published the details and proof-of-concept PoC exploits of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could allow an unprivileged user to gain superuser access to the targeted system.
The vulnerability, discovered by cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider Qualys, which has been dubbed "Mutagen Astronomy," affects the kernel versions released between July 2007 & July 2017, impacting the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Debian distributions.