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Apple addresses a new zero-day exploited to deploy the NSO Pegasus spyware

Apple has addressed three zero-day vulnerabilities exploited by threat actors in attacks in the wild to take over iPhones and Macs. Apple has released security updates to address three zero-day vulnerabilities exploited in attacks in the wild to compromise iPhones and Macs running vulnerable iOS and macOS versions. Apple confirmed that at least one of
Publish At:2021-09-23 17:20 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Apple Hacking hacking news informatio

Apple patches new zero-day bug used to hack iPhones and Macs

Apple has released security updates to fix a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild by attackers to hack into iPhones and Macs running older iOS and macOS versions.The zero-day patched today (tracked as CVE-2021-30869) [1, 2] was found in the XNU operating system kernel and was reported by Erye Hernandez and Clément Lecigne o
Publish At:2021-09-23 17:08 | Read:174 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security hack

Why doesn’t Apple want people to upgrade to iOS 15?

Apple released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on Monday, September 20, and, as usual, many people updated their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches to the new operating systems. But unlike in the past, Apple is not pushing people to make the upgrade. For the first time, Apple is going to maintain the previous operating system for users who don’t want to upgrade.
Publish At:2021-09-23 07:02 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iOS 14 iOS 15 IOS

Apple will disable insecure TLS in future iOS, macOS releases

Apple has deprecated the insecure Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in recently launched iOS and macOS versions and plans to remove support in future releases altogether.TLS is a secure communication protocol designed to protect users from eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery while accessing and exchanging information over an Inte
Publish At:2021-09-22 13:12 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security IOS

New macOS zero-day bug lets attackers run commands remotely

Security researchers disclosed today a new vulnerability in Apple's macOS Finder, which makes it possible for attackers to run arbitrary commands on Macs running any macOS version up to the latest release, Big Sur.Zero-days are publicly disclosed flaws that haven't been patched by the vendor which, in some cases, are also actively exploited by attackers or h
Publish At:2021-09-21 17:08 | Read:156 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security

S3 Ep50: Two 0-days plus another 0-day plus a fast food bug [Podcast]

byPaul Ducklin[01’28”] Apple patches two zero-day bugs.[09’25”] Microsoft patches one zero-day bug.[15’49”] A security researcher finds a fast-food bug (non-insect sort).[23’04”] Oh! No! A touchpad user turns right into left, and vice versa.(See also: Big Office bug squashed for September 2021 Patch Tuesday.)Wi
Publish At:2021-09-15 13:34 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Malware Microsoft Podcast Vulnerability Bug mcdonalds

Apple Introduces the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and New iPads

In another pre-recorded, virtual Apple event yesterday, Tim Cook emceed the presentation of this year’s models. As expected, we learned about the iPhone 13, the Apple Watch Series 7, and we also got two updates to the iPad line: a refreshed, entry-level iPad, and a redesigned iPad mini. Here’s everything that Apple presented. New iPadsThe show
Publish At:2021-09-15 10:57 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Watch iPad iPad mini iPhone

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, September 2021 Edition

Microsoft today pushed software updates to plug dozens of security holes in Windows and related products, including a vulnerability that is already being exploited in active attacks. Also, Apple has issued an emergency update to fix a flaw that’s reportedly been abused to install spyware on iOS products, and Google‘s got a new version of Chrome t
Publish At:2021-09-14 19:05 | Read:220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Time to Patch adobe Allan Liska apple chrome CVE-2021-28316

Apple patches two in-the-wild vulnerabilities for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS

Apple has released a series of security updates to patch two critical vulnerabilities that the company says were “actively exploited” in the wild.The following updates were released on Monday, September 13, 2021:iOS 14.8iPadOS 14.8macOS Big Sur 11.6Security Update 2021-005 CatalinaSafari 14.1.2 (build 14611.3.10.1.7 for Mojave and 15611.3.10.1.
Publish At:2021-09-14 14:53 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security News Pegasus security IOS

Apple releases emergency update: Patch, but don’t panic

Spyware developed by the company NSO Group is back in the news today after Apple released an emergency fix for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. The update fixes a vulnerability silently exploited by software called Pegasus, which is often used in high-level surveillance campaigns by governments. Zero-day Pegasus spyware is typically installed o
Publish At:2021-09-14 11:19 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Apple device Mobile nso Pegasus phone spyware

Apple fixes iOS zero-day used to deploy NSO iPhone spyware

Apple has released security updates to fix two zero-day vulnerabilities that have been seen exploited in the wild to attack iPhones and Macs. One is known to be used to install the Pegasus spyware on iPhones.The vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2021-30860 and CVE-2021-30858, and both allow maliciously crafted documents to execute commands when opened
Publish At:2021-09-13 17:07 | Read:289 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security IOS

Apple fixes actively exploited FORCEDENTRY zero-day flaws

Apple released security patches to fix two zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS and macOS that are actively exploited in attacks in the wild. Apple rolled out security patches to fix a couple of zero-day flaws in iOS and macOS (CVE-2021-30860, CVE-2021-30858), the IT giant also warns its customers that these issues are actively exploited in attacks in the wild
Publish At:2021-09-13 16:45 | Read:262 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Apple FORCEDENTRY Hacking hacking new

How Much RAM Is in an iPhone? Why Apple Doesn’t Give Specs

When you buy an iPhone, you have several options. You can choose from a few different models; you can pick a color; you can select how much storage you want. The Phone 12 starts at 128 GB, and you have two other options, 256 GB or 512 GB. This amount affects what you can put on the device: apps, photos, videos, music, etc. But you never see any options for
Publish At:2021-09-09 10:57 | Read:220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iPad iPhone

Apple delays plans to search devices for child abuse imagery

After the uproar from users and privacy advocates about Apple’s controversial plans to scan users’ devices for photos and messages containing child abuse and exploitation media, the company has decided to put the brakes on the plan. If you may recall, Apple announced in early August that it would introduce the new capability in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, wa
Publish At:2021-09-07 07:23 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Apple Bruce Schneier Child Sexual Abuse Material CSA

Apple launches service program for iPhone 12 no sound issues

Apple has announced a new free-of-charge service program for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro devices experiencing sound issues caused by a receiver module component.According to the company, the sound problems impact a low percentage of iPhone 12 models that were made over six months between October 2020 and April 2021."Apple has determined that a very small per
Publish At:2021-08-29 21:27 | Read:330 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple

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