Morning Bowl - 2022-08-18

Welcome to another Morning Bowl breakout:

Apple patches double zero-day in browser and kernel – update now!
Double 0-day exploits - one in WebKit (to break in) and the other in the kernel (to take over). Patch now!
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Xiaomi Phones with MediaTek Chips Found Vulnerable to Forged Payments
Security flaws have been identified in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T and Redmi Note 11 models, which could be exploited to disable the mobile payment mechanism and even forge transactions via a rogue Android app installed on the devices. Check Point said it found the flaws in devices powered by MediaTek chipsets during a security analysis of the Chinese handset maker's Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)
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Malicious Browser Extensions Targeted Over a Million Users So Far This Year
More than 1.31 million users attempted to install malicious or unwanted web browser extensions at least once, new findings from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky show. "From January 2020 to June 2022, more than 4.3 million unique users were attacked by adware hiding in browser extensions, which is approximately 70% of all users affected by malicious and unwanted add-ons," the company said. As many as
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Cybercriminals Developing BugDrop Malware to Bypass Android Security Features
In a sign that malicious actors continue to find ways to work around Google Play Store security protections, researchers have spotted a previously undocumented Android dropper trojan that's currently in development. "This new malware tries to abuse devices using a novel technique, not seen before in Android malware, to spread the extremely dangerous Xenomorph banking trojan, allowing criminals
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North Korea Hackers Spotted Targeting Job Seekers with macOS Malware
The North Korea-backed Lazarus Group has been observed targeting job seekers with malware capable of executing on Apple Macs with Intel and M1 chipsets. Slovak cybersecurity firm ESET linked it to a campaign dubbed "Operation In(ter)ception" that was first disclosed in June 2020 and involved using social engineering tactics to trick employees working in the aerospace and military sectors into
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Apple Releases Security Updates to Patch Two New Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
Apple on Wednesday released security updates for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS platforms to remediate two zero-day vulnerabilities previously exploited by threat actors to compromise its devices. The list of issues is below - CVE-2022-32893 - An out-of-bounds issue in WebKit which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code by processing a specially crafted web content CVE-2022-32894 - An
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