Opera Upgrades Browser after Breach

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 @ 06:07 PM gHale


Opera Software released version 12.16 of the web browser, which includes a newly issued code signing certificate as a result of the recent security breach in their internal network infrastructure.

The breach occurred June 19 and the company came out with the details last week, saying the attack did not appear to compromise any user data.

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Instead, the attackers managed to grab “at least one old and expired Opera code signing certificate,” used for signing malicious code.

Opera 12.16 (which may very well be among the last revisions running on Presto) ended up signed with a new certificate, as well as Opera Mobile Classic for Android 12.1.5.

Officials recommend updating to the latest version as the issue affects the browser for all desktop platforms as well as some mobile ones.

The Norwegian developer did not mention any other changes for the browser.



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