WinRAR patched 19-year-old bug that left millions vulnerable
Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:46 PM
File compression tool WinRAR has patched a 19-year-old bug that potentially affected 500 million users, exposed by security firm Check Point Software Technologies. The bug let hackers extract malicious programs to users' computers, by changing ACE file extensions to RAR, that ran automatically when the computers started. WinRAR dropped support for ACE archives after being informed of the bug.
Twitter bug may have sent users' DMs to unknown developers
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 3:08 PM
A bug in Twitter's platform for third-party app developers exposed some Direct Messages (DMs) and protected tweets from nearly 3 million users to outsiders, the micro-blogging platform has admitted. The bug ran from May 2017 and within hours of discovering it on September 10, Twitter said it fixed the bug to prevent data from being unintentionally sent to the incorrect developer.