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During his opening talk at the Black Hat 2017 conference, Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer, talked about preventing actual damages and being OK with compromises — things that every information security specialist should be doing. This CSO at Facebook is no slouch;

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Google patched 10 critical remote code execution bugs in its August Android Security Bulletin issued Monday. It warned the most severe RCE vulnerabilities could enable a remote attacker, using a specially crafted file, to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

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The Microsoft August 2017 Patch Tuesday update has landed and contains patches for 48 vulnerabilities, 25 of which are for critical issues. 27 of the vulnerabilities can be exploited to achieve remote code execution, but the good news is that none of them are currently under active attack – even though some exploits are already public.

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Thousands of security researchers will be incentivized to identify critical software vulnerabilities within Dash’s code and present them to the Dash Core Team for remediation. Commencing in August, Dash will employ a private bug bounty program through Bugcrowd, tapping into a curated, invite-only crowd to find Dash vulnerabilities;

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