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Google discloses zero-day vulnerability in Windows OS, security patch weeks away
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Google discloses zero-day vulnerability in Windows OS, security patch weeks away

The zero-day security threat is expected to be patched on 10 November, the same date of Microsoft's next Patch.

Microsoft fixes 113 vulnerabilities across 11 products including zero-day bugs
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Microsoft fixes 113 vulnerabilities across 11 products including zero-day bugs

Owing to the absence of more details, it is not known if the three zero-day bugs have been exploited by the same attackers.

WhatsApp was affected by a bug that allowed hackers to access private chats
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WhatsApp was affected by a bug that allowed hackers to access private chats

iOS users are advised by experts not to visit any unauthorised website to avoid this WhatsApp bug.

Malicious websites have been quietly hacking iPhones for the past couple of years
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Malicious websites have been quietly hacking iPhones for the past couple of years

The compromised websites were being visited by thousands of users every week.

Amazon's Project Zero aims to let brands and machine learning tackle counterfeiting
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Amazon's Project Zero aims to let brands and machine learning tackle counterfeiting

Amazon's been testing its algorithms for a while, but a self-service counterfeit removal tool is new.

Microsoft announces its Edge browser for Android tablets and Apple iPads
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Microsoft announces its Edge browser for Android tablets and Apple iPads

Microsoft Edge will now be available as a free download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store on iPads and Android tablets respectively.

Google points out security flaw in Microsoft Edge browser
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Google points out security flaw in Microsoft Edge browser

Google, through its Project Zero, notified Microsoft about a bug in November, giving the company the usual 90-day disclosure deadline.

Microsoft bundled a password manager into Windows 10 with a critical security bug
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Microsoft bundled a password manager into Windows 10 with a critical security bug

As revealed by the researcher to Microsoft, the flaw was essentially a browser plugin bug that could enable malicious websites to steal passwords.

India and the origins of Zero
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India and the origins of Zero

Experts are clear that zero, as we know it, is an “Indian” invention — but how, why, and when it first emerged as a distinct mathematical concept is less a story of numbers, and more one of how different cultures looked at the world, how information was disseminated across countries, and how fundamental aspects of different models of philosophy and religion informed our consciousness and interests.

Microsoft quickly patches critical vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine
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Microsoft quickly patches critical vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine

The vector of attack was a specially crafted file that could be sent through email, instant messaging programs or through web sites.

Google finds 11 vulnerabilities in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge; eight fixed
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Google finds 11 vulnerabilities in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge; eight fixed

When Google researchers tried looking for vulnerabilities in the Android OS running on Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 Edge, and they found not less than 11 bugs.

Samsung forecasts profit fall as S6 sales disappoint
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Samsung forecasts profit fall as S6 sales disappoint

Samsung forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to meet expectations.

Project Zero helps Samsung get the Galaxy S6 right, but sadly it is a year too late
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Project Zero helps Samsung get the Galaxy S6 right, but sadly it is a year too late

This time around, it knew changing numbers and letter wouldn't suffice, because the Galaxy S6 cannot be a mere upgrade. It clearly meant a major shift with the new Galaxy S6 with the codenamed Project Zero.

After rift with Microsoft, Google to give vendors 14 day grace period to fix security flaws
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After rift with Microsoft, Google to give vendors 14 day grace period to fix security flaws

Google has said it would give vendors a 14-day grace period if they promised to release a patch and fix the issue within two weeks.

Google reveals new bugs in Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8.1
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Google reveals new bugs in Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8.1

After facing criticism for disclosing the Windows 8.1 security bug, Google has pointed out yet another security flaw in Microsoft's infamous operating system.