Researchers from IBM’s X-Fore Application Security team have discovered a new serialization vulnerability that affect more than 55% of Android phones. According to the researchers, the vulnerability could allow attacks to perform arbitrary code execution and gain access to a user’s device.
The vulnerability is nestled within the Android platform, and it affects Android Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and M Preview 1.
Microsoft releases Windows 10 IoT core
Microsoft has announced the public release of its Windows 10 IoT core for Raspberry Pi 2 and the MinnowBoard MAX. A preview of Windows 10 IoT Core was first announced at Microsoft’s Build conference. Today’s release comes with improved Node.js and Python support, improved GPIO performance, an analog-to-digital converter and pulse-width modulation support, and new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) APIs.
“Our philosophy is that we want to make it easy for developers to use the languages and frameworks they prefer to build IoT device apps,” wrote Steve Teixeira, director of program management for IoT at Microsoft, in a post.
Opera up for sale
Browser maker Opera is looking for someone to buy up the company. The news comes after the company’s reported second-quarter revenue in which it failed to meet expectations. In a statement, the company said it is looking to sell “in response to strategic interest in the company from a number of parties.”