Facebook has rolled out Instant Games on Messenger more broadly for the 1.2 billion people who use Messenger every month. In addition, Facebook is also launching the new features that they exclusively previewed to developers at the annual F8 conference.
These include rich gameplay features, which allow developers to create unique and sophisticated experiences and Game bots to help game makers surface exciting features like new levels and rewards.
For the past seven years, millions of Intel workstation and server chips have harbored a security flaw that can be potentially exploited to remotely control and infect systems with spyware.
Specifically, the bug is in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT), Standard Manageability (ISM) and Small Business Technology (SBT) firmware versions 6 to 11.6. According to Chipzilla, the security hole allows "an unprivileged attacker to gain control of the manageability features provided by these products."
That means it is possible for hackers to log into a vulnerable computer's hardware – right under the nose of the operating system – and silently tamper with the machine, install virtually undetectable malware, and so on, using AMT's features. This is potentially possible across the network because AMT has direct access to the computer's network hardware.
Android is getting security fixes for more than 100 vulnerabilities, including 29 critical flaws in the media processing server, hardware-specific drivers and other components.
Android’s monthly security bulletin, published Monday, was split into two “patch levels,” which are represented as date strings on the “About” page of Android devices.
The 2017-05-01 security patch level covers fixes for vulnerabilities that are common to all Android devices while the 2017-05-05 level covers additional fixes for hardware drivers and kernel components that are present only in some devices.
This month’s update patches six critical vulnerabilities in Mediaserver, an Android component that handles the processing of image and video files. This component has been a source of many flaws over the past few years, being a regular presence in the monthly Android security bulletins.
The Mediaserver flaws can be exploited by tricking users to download specially crafted media files on their devices, or by sharing such files via email or some other messaging app. It’s not even necessary for the user to open the file because its mere presence on the file system will cause Mediaserver to process it.