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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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120 New Games to be Added to Google Stadia in Year 2020

Google has also confirmed four games for 2020 they are Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077, Gods and Monsters, and Watch Dogs: Legion, while none of them have confirmed release dates for Stadia

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Google Stadia is right now available in 14 countries -- Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US -- with a monthly subscription of Stadia Pro costing $9.99 (Rs 690 approx) in the US. Wikimedia Commons

US based search engine giant Google has revealed that it will add more than 120 games to its its subscription-based game service ‘Stadia’ this year.

More than 10 games in the first half of this year alone that will only be available on Stadia when they launch.

“Looking at our upcoming lineup, we are tracking more than 120 games coming to Stadia in 2020, and are targeting more than ten games in the first half of this year alone that will be only available on Stadia when they launch. We are working with our partners to share more on those games soon,” the company said in a statement recently.

In the next three months, Google plans to release support for 4K web gaming, improved assistant functionality for web gaming, additional Android phone support and wireless web gameplay via the Stadia controller.

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By opening the newly launched Google Stadia app from the Play Store, user would see a screen promoting Destiny 2, which is expected to be one of the first games that will be offered to Stadia user. Pixabay

“Gamers can expect more features coming to Stadia in Q1 and beyond. A key benefit of our platform is that we can add these features without any updates or downloads, and we are starting to roll out the following over the next three months: support for 4k gaming on the Web, add further Assistant functionality when playing on the Web, support additional Android phones, wireless gameplay on the Web through the Stadia controller,” the company added.

The company recently released the last batch of games it promised for 2019, including Borderlands 3 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 while Ghost Recon Breakpoint is coming soon.

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the first game to offer Google’s promised Stream Connect feature that lets players see their teammates’ screens so they can coordinate.

Google has also confirmed four games for 2020 they are Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077, Gods and Monsters, and Watch Dogs: Legion, while none of them have confirmed release dates for Stadia. (IANS)