iOS News, Articles and Updates

Apple's iOS 11 release prevents backdoor exploit on Wi-Fi chips

Apple's release of iOS 11 patched an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips that, if exploited, could have allowed attackers within range to execute arbitrary code on the firmware.

Remotely locked Apple devices being held for ransom

Some Apple product owners have found themselves on the receiving end of a new ransom attack that has someone locking their device most likely using stolen iCloud credentials and the initiating the Find My iPhone remote lock feature.

Updated Microsoft Authenticator simplifies secure log-ins on Android, iOS phones

A new, simplified two-factor verification sign-in feature for phones that eliminates the need for passwords or one-time code entries is now officially available for Microsoft account-holders.

Apple patches bugs, reportedly reconfigures iOS to stifle pop-up scam

Apple on Monday released security updates for multiple products, and in the process also reconfigured iOS to address a pop-up issue that scammers were abusing to lock users out of their Safari mobile browsers in an attempt to extort money.

Data on 76 iOS TLS-protected apps vulnerable to MITM attack

A researcher has reported finding 76 iOS programs that, despite using the TLS security protocol, are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that intercept and modify data in motion

ShoreTel app's SSL certificate flaw leaves iOS devices vulnerable to MITM

The ShoreTel Mobility Client for iOS is improperly validating SSL certificates provided by HTTPS connections, leaving the product susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks.

Vulnerability helps iPad thieves bypass Activation Lock security feature

Researchers are warning about a buffer overflow vulnerability in iPads that would an allow an attacker to bypass Apple's Activation Lock.

iCloud calendar spammers seize the day, sending junk invites

Apple users over the last few weeks have reportedly been besieged with spam hitting their iCloud calendars in the form of unwanted invites, after cybercriminals figured out that they could send their junk offers directly to recipients' iCloud accounts.

'Hackable' Apple watches banned from government Cabinet meetings

Ministers have been banned from wearing Apple watches - and presumably any other sort of 'smart' watch or device - during Cabinet meetings in an overabundance of caution over hacking attacks.

Apple pushing out OS update automatically

Apple is pushing out its new macOS Sierra as an automatic download.