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Google Researchers Find 6 iOS Security Flaws

All the six security bugs were patched last week in July with the iPhone maker’s iOS 12.4 release

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Google security researchers team have found six critical flaws in Apple iMessage that can compromise the user’s phone without even interacting with them. These security vulnerabilities fall into the ‘interactionless’ category.

Two members of ‘Project Zero’, Google’s elite bug-hunting team, have published details and demo proof-of-concept code for five of six ‘interactionless’ security bugs that impact the iOS operating system and can be exploited via the iMessage client, the ZDNet reported on Tuesday.

Details about one of the ‘interactionless’ vulnerabilities have been kept private because Apple’s iOS 12.4 patch did not completely resolve the bug, according to Natalie Silvanovich, one of the two Google Project Zero researchers who found and reported the loophole.

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FILE – The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

The four security flaws are CVE-2019-8641 (details kept private), CVE-2019-8647, CVE-2019-8660 and CVE-2019-8662.

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The fifth and sixth bugs CVE-2019-8624 and CVE-2019-8646 can allow an attacker to leak data from a device’s memory and read files off a remote device, also with no user interaction, the report added.

All the six security bugs were patched last week in July with the iPhone maker’s iOS 12.4 release. (IANS)

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Infosys Partners with Google for Expansion of Digital Services

"The new digital brain from Infosys is an example of how customers can benefit from our cloud technology with its consulting services," Ichhpurani added

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Software major Infosys would offer scalable services and solutions on demand to global enterprises on search engine’s Google cloud platform, the IT major said on Saturday.

“We are partnering with Google to develop cloud transformation and migration services for enabling enterprises to transform their businesses on a scalable and on-demand model,” said the Bengaluru-based company in a statement.

The $10.9 billion IT behemoth has built Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions on the Google platform to digitise the data supply chain, such as analytics workbench.

The workbench also augments data platforms to deliver end-to-end self-service capabilities, information grid for data movement to the cloud platform and customer genome.

“The solutions will enable enterprises to modernize their IT and monetise and digitise their businesses as they navigate the next stages in their transformation journey,” asserted the statement.

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

“The solution allows enterprises to react to signals in real time and create intelligent, engaging experiences for their customers,” asserted the statement.

The offering will also help organisations accelerate their digital journeys and lead them towards sustainable growth.

“The technology landscape is moving at a rapid pace, making it difficult for customers to maintain legacy technology infrastructure and cater to the needs of the digital consumer,” reiterated Infosys President Ravi Kumar on the occasion.

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Google Cloud Vice President Kevin Ichhpurani said his customers were looking for solutions to shift their systems to the cloud to apply its machine learning and AI to their businesses.

“The new digital brain from Infosys is an example of how customers can benefit from our cloud technology with its consulting services,” Ichhpurani added.  (IANS)