VMWare Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

Original release date: June 09, 2015

VMWare has released four updates to address vulnerabilities in VMWare Workstation, Player, Fusion, and Horizon Client. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow denial-of-service condition or remote code execution on the Windows OS running these programs.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review VMWare Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0004 and apply the necessary updates.


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Microsoft Releases June 2015 Security Bulletin

Original release date: June 09, 2015

Microsoft has released eight updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution or elevation of privileges.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletins MS15-056 through MS15-064 and apply the necessary updates.


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Intercepted WhatsApp messages led to Belgian terror arrests

The FBI has been lobbying hard to get unfettered access to the messages passed by encrypted messaging services. But it apparently didn't need that level of access to WhatsApp messages sent between members of an alleged Chechen jihadist group operating in Belgium. According to a report by Bloomberg, a pair of men were arrested and warrants were issued for three others for allegedly preparing for a terrorist attack in Belgium.

The arrests followed raids in which 16 people were detained, which Belgian law enforcement officials said was the result of "working with U.S. authorities to monitor suspects’ communications on WhatsApp Inc.’s messaging service," Bloomberg's Gaspard Sebag reported. The police investigation began after they obtained information about a man who had returned to Belgium after fighting as a jihadi in Syria.

Ars reached out to WhatsApp and to Facebook, which completed its acquisition of WhatsApp in October. A spokesperson from Facebook declined to comment on the matter.

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