Tag Archives: Flaw

Security flaw discovered in Instagram’s ‘Download Your Data’ tool

Instagram has come forward to users informing them that as a result of a security flaw their passwords could have been exposed. An Instagram spokesperson has said to The Information that the issue was ‘discovered internally and affected a very small number of people’. The security flaw lies in the ‘Download Your Data’ tool, which was devised to… Read More »

Android Bug Hunter Awarded Over $100,000 for Exposing Security Flaw in Google Pixel

Google has awarded $112,500 (roughly Rs. 71,83,300) to a security researcher for exposing a security flaw in Google Pixel smartphones. Guang Gong, in August 2017 submitted an exploit chain through the Android Security Rewards (ASR) programme. It was the first working remote exploit chain since the search giant has expanded the ASR program. Gong was awarded $105,000 (roughly Rs. … Read More »

Secure Boot Key Flaw Exposes Windows Devices to Attack: Report

A leak has gone horribly wrong for Microsoft and the company is scrambling to fix the mess. Microsoft unwittingly leaked a ‘golden key’ that can unlock Windows-powered PCs, tablets, and phones protected by Secure Boot. For the uninitiated, Secure Boot, a part of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), secures every component of a device’s boot process by checking… Read More »