security loophole


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security loophole

A vulnerability in software, typically in the operating system, that enables an attacker to compromise the system. See vulnerability.
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cyber criminals make the most of security loopholes
Researchers at iSEC Partners discovered the security loophole in Femtocells 'network extenders' which are compact boxes and can be deployed in hard-to-reach spots like the top of an apartment building or a home in the mountains for network coverage, CNN reports.
The researchers said while they had identified a security loophole there is no evidence, to date, that any hackers are taking advantage of it.
Militants seeking donations often come during the hajj pilgrimage- "a major security loophole since pilgrims often travel with large amounts of cash and the Saudis cannot refuse them entry into Saudi Arabia".
While the ministers are required to pay their own fines, reports suggest that they exploit a security loophole to get the amount out of the public's pockets.
The security loophole was being exploited to attack cryptocurrency organisations including Coinbase, ZDNet reports.
Inti De Ceukelaire found the security loophole in Nametests.com, a popular maker of Facebook personality quizzes.
But as with any emerging technology, financial institutions should take caution to not open a security loophole that could increase fraud activity.
An investigation into the Aadhaar security loophole by the Tribune has showed that details of the 12-digit unique identification number is easily accessible by paying as low as Rs 500.
Coupled with this EngineerMode security loophole, it doesn't look great for OnePlus' overall user security.
The security loophole was first discoveredby analyst Zachary Julian and The Intercept was the first publication to report the same.