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Mobile Security, Research, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Apple to send research phones to trusted hackers

Apple on Wednesday officially launched its iOS Security Research Device (SRD) program — a significant milestone for the white-hat hacker community, which has made significant strides in recent years gaining the trust of software developers, tech manufacturers and website operators that previously were reluctant to work with outsiders on security issues. Under the terms of…
Malware, Security News

Apple notarization process, meant to protect, approved Shlayer malware

Apple appears to have inadvertently approved OSX.Shlayer malware as part of the security notarization process it has touted would boost user confidence that the Developer ID-signed software they distribute has the innovative tech giant’s seal of approval. “While it is unclear “what the Shlayer folks did to get their malware notarized,” essentially Apple’s process “allowed…
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Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Fixed Apple sign-in bug could have enabled hijacking of 3rd-party accounts

A security researcher in Delhi, India, reported that Apple paid him $100,000 through its bug bounty program for finding a vulnerability in its Sign in with Apple feature that could have resulted in the takeover of users’ third-party website and app accounts. In a May 30 blog post, researcher Bhavuk Jain explains how he detected the bug that could have fully compromised third-party user accounts , regardless…
APTs/cyberespionage, Government, Government/Defense, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

FBI cracks Pensacola shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help, discovers al Qaeda connection

Attorney General William Barr slammed Apple for not helping the FBI cracking the encryption on iPhones belonging to a Saudi airman who waged an attack on the Pensacola Naval Station last year and was discovered to be connected to al Qaeda. “Apple has made a business and marketing decision to design its phones in a…
Security News

Biden’s, Apple’s Twitter hacked in cryptocurrency scam

Verified Twitter accounts belonging to high-profile individuals and companies like Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Apple and Elon Musk promised followers a large pay out if they’d just send bitcoin to a block chain address — ostensibly to donate to Covid-19 community aid — after the social media platform was breached. “I am giving back to…
Mobile Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Apple patches iOS jailbreak vulnerability

Apple this week issued a new security update that addresses a zero-day vulnerability enabling iOS users to jailbreak their devices. The company has patched CVE-2020-9859, a memory consumption issue that can result in arbitrary code execution with kernel privileges. The fix was made in iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1 for iPhone 6s and later, iPad…
Coronavirus, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Google, Apple collaboration on Bluetooth-based Covid-19 contact tracing prioritizes privacy

A collaboration between Google and Apple that leverages Bluetooth technology could help health and government officials curb the COVID-19 pandemic and kickstart economies around the world by offering vital contact tracing while still ensuring data security and privacy. Contact tracing is a critical – but challenging – part of controlling the spread of disease and…
Data Breach, Malware, Security News

Apple OS developer supply chain threatened by ‘clever’ malware attack

In an attack described as a “clever” supply-chain threat, XCSSET malware is being injected undetected into programs created by unwitting Xcode Apple developers who share their projects on the GitHub repository. The “unusual infection” can pilfer infected users’ credentials, accounts and other vital data, according to a blog post from researchers at Trend Micro who…
Coronavirus, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Google, Apple tighten protections on contact tracing; Americans worry over privacy

As the likes of Google and Apple bolster privacy in the race to come up with contact tracing apps to get a handle on the spread of COVID-19, Americans are placing a premium on safeguarding their data with only 27 percent in one study saying they would give permission to an app to track their…
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