iOS News, Articles and Updates

Israel indicts man for allegedly trying to sell spy company's secrets

Charges include trying to damage property in a way that would harm national security, theft by an employee, activities to market defense material without a permit, and obstruction and interfering with computer material.

Apple discloses new protections against snoopy apps and websites at WWDC event

Apple's newest enhancements to its Safari browser will inhibit websites and apps -- including Facebook -- from using cookies and fingerprinting techniques to track users across the internet.

Roaming Mantis malicious redirection campaign preys on Android, iOS and PC users

A recently discovered a DNS hijacking campaign that was found spreading banking trojan malware to Android smartphone users largely in Asia has expanded it reach to iOS and PC users as well, while targeting speakers of 27 different languages.

Apple updates fix code execution, privilege escalation and spoofing issues

Apple on Tuesday released security updates for the Safari browser and its MacOS and iOS operating systems, fixing a total of four vulnerabilities.

Newest Apple releases squash bugs in iOS, macOS, Safari, various apps

Apple addressed a bevy of security bugs late last week, after issuing updated versions of its current operating systems, Safari browser and other core products, as well as security enhancements for two older OS offerings.

Apple iOS 9 source code posted to Github

Apple found itself in damage control mode today after the source code, called iBoot, for the iPhone's operating system was somehow posted to Github potentially giving anyone the ability to spot vulnerabilities.

Malicious 'ChaiOS' link can crash Apple devices

A quirky bug in Apple's Messages application is allowing a malicious GitHub link to cause crashes and other bothersome behavior on both macOS and iOS machines.

Newly created tool spots TLS vulnerability in major banking and VPN apps

Eight banking apps and one virtual private app were found to contain a hidden vulnerability in their TLS protections, which can be exploited to perform MITM attacks, according to academic researchers who created a new black-box tool capable of detecting the flaw.

Mobile malware a universal threat around the globe: Check Point

When it comes to avoiding mobile malware no company anywhere on the planet is immune.

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.