Nginx is a web server that makes it possible for websites to load pages from a URL in a different format than what the server can process.
That means it’s possible to load images, videos, and documents in different formats than the one the server is designed to handle.
Nginx, which was developed in 2005 by Google, is an open source software framework designed to help websites to handle content differently.
But the underlying technology isn’t free of security flaws.
The Nginx project is owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
Niggles security issues: Google has a longstanding history of vulnerabilities in the software that underpins its web services.
In May, researchers at Trend Micro revealed that Nginx had been used by attackers to hijack websites in 2016 and 2017.
Google’s software has been a major target of hackers who seek to steal credentials for their attacks.
In April, security researchers at McAfee revealed that attackers were able to steal user names and passwords from Nginx servers.
The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to gain access to accounts for other malicious websites.
Google has since patched Nginx’s flaws.
Niggs security issues include the vulnerability in which it doesn’t properly sanitize the content of its servers.
If the user agent doesn’t correctly sanitise the user data, attackers can gain access.
Google hasn’t yet released a patch for Nginx.
Google says it is aware of at least one other vulnerability that Google has patched, but hasn’t made any public announcements about it.
Google also has a bug bounty program.