Tag: apple

MacOS Zero-Day Flaw Exposes Passwords in Plaintext

A critical flaw in the newly-released version of macOS, High Sierra, allows rogue applications to retrieve passwords in plain text, researchers have discovered. First spotted by ex-NSA employee...

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First Ever ‘Major Scale’ Mac Malware Hits Users with Phishing Campaign

Security researchers have discovered a new malware program that targets macOS users and is capable of spying on browsing traffic – even encrypted traffic – to steal users’ sensitive information....

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Mac Malware Rises as Ransomware Extortionists Target Apple Users

A survey by security software firm Malwarebytes’ analysis of malware and cybercrime in the first quarter of 2017 has revealed an increasing number of attacks targeting Apple users using...

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Researchers Reveal Passcode Exploit through Phone Motion Sensors

Last year, a team of cyber researchers demonstrated the simplicity of spying on a phone’s motion sensors to steal the user’s PINs and passwords. A team of cyber researchers from Newcastle...

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Apple Denies Breach Allegations of 600 Million iCloud Accounts

Contrary to the claims of a hacker group who has supposedly breached Apple’s systems to compromise over 600 million iCloud accounts, Apple has stated users’ data remains safe. A report on...

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Apple Triggers Two-Factor Authentication Prompts Over Push Notifications

Two-factor authentication, a security feature that has gained prominence in the era of the smartphone gets a push from Apple on its latest iOS beta, via notifications. iOS 10.3 beta users have begun...

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Hacker Finds Glaring Vulnerabilities in Apple’s Notification Feature

A buggy new notification feature that was found to contain multiple significant vulnerabilities by a security researcher has seen Apple pullback and disable the feature entirely. Released for users...

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Fake Software Updates Can Lead To Stolen Keychains On Apple Products

  Recently there has been a small uptick in the occurrences in fake software updates, in particular Adobe Flash Player. These especially have been seen targeting Macbooks and other Apple...

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Turkey Asks Apple to Unlock Russian Ambassador Killer's iPhone

2016 hasn’t seen the last of Apple’s encryption debate. The iPhone belonging to the man who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey before he took his own life is now under scrutiny....

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Apple Backtracks on 2017 Mandate for HTTPS-Only Apps

Apple issued a mandate during its 2016 WorldWide Developer Conference, requiring developers of all iOS and OS X applications in Apple’s App Store to adopt ATS, or App Transport Security. Much...

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