A simple string of ‘And’ seems to crash Google Docs
Google Docs appears to crash at the sight of "And. And. And. And. And."
A bug is causing Google Docs to crash if a string of words is typed into a document, opened with the online word processor. After crashing, the document won't be easily re-accessed. Doing so would trigger the crash again.
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Bluetooth BrakTooth vulnerabilities affect billions of devices
A collection of vulnerabilities known as BrakTooth are affecting Bluetooth stacks implanted on system-on-chips (SoC) circuits from several vendors. The vulnerabilities affect various devices, including consumer electronics and industrial equipment.
The associated risks encompass everything from ... Read more
JET engine vulnerabilities can crash Microsoft IIS and SQL Server
A team of researchers have detailed vulnerabilities in the JET database engine.
Three researchers at Palo Alto Networks have detailed vulnerabilities in the JET database engine. They have also demonstrated how those flaws can be exploited to ultimately execute malicious code. The code payloads a... Read more
Coinbase and Kraken halt trade in ethereum classic for the time being
Coinbase and Kraken have stopped trading the ethereum classic. A hack attack caused double transactions to appear in the blockchain of the crypto currency. This means that the transfer of ethereum classic was not possible.
According to Coinbase and Kraken, a so-called 51 percent attack took place. S... Read more
Ransomware as a Service Kraken focuses arrows on new victims
Kraken, a Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) operation, uses a new exploit kit to create victims. According to new research by McAfee and Recorded Future, it is difficult to protect against that combination.
With ransomware, files or an entire device are encrypted. Access can only be regained if the rig... Read more