A new Citizen Lab report details results of two independent audits of the privacy and security of Smart Sheriff, a parental monitoring application that has been promoted by the South Korean government.
Mozilla has patched a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-4499) in its popular open source bug-tracking Bugzilla software - a vulnerability that can be exploited by attackers to gain access to information about a project's still unpatched flaws.
Apple has released iOS 9. Along with many new and improved security and privacy features, fixes for a bucketload of security vulnerabilities have been included in this latest version of the company's mobile OS.
Among the vulnerabilities patched earlier this month by Microsoft is an important one that endangers users of Microsoft SharePoint 2013, a web application platform in the Microsoft Office server suite that combines a variety capabilities (intranet, extranet, content management, document management, personal cloud, and so on.) CVE-2015-2522 is a persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability that can be exploited by remote attackers, allowing them to do a lot of damage.
If you own a mobile device running any Android 5 version but the very last (v5.1.1) and you use a password to lock your device, you will want to update your OS or switch to a PIN or a pattern-based lockscreen.
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