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Apple paid a $50,000 bounty to two bug bounty hunters for hacking its hosts

A duo of white hat hackers claims to have earned $50,000 from Apple for reporting serious flaws that allowed them to company’s servers. The Indian white hat hackers Harsh Jaiswal and Rahul Maini claim to have discovered multiple flaws that allowed them to access Apple servers. The duo started focusing on Apple’s infrastructure in an attemp
Publish At:2021-01-18 13:54 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Apple Bug Bounty information security

iTunes at 20: How One App Changed Apple’s Course

On January 10, 2001, Steve Jobs went on the stage at Macworld Expo in San Francisco and presented a new app that would change the course of Apple. iTunes would become Apple’s most important app, not only because it was the companion of the iPod that would be released later that year, but also because it would become the framework for all of the company
Publish At:2021-01-12 00:02 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iTunes

Apple removed Parler from the App Store for inciting violence

Apple has removed the Parler social network app from the App Store for violating policies, including not providing an updated moderation plan or an updated app with objectionable content removed.Since the U.S. Capitol Building riot on January 6th, 2021, there has been an increase in social networking posts that incite violence against politicians, law enforc
Publish At:2021-01-09 23:31 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Software

A week in security (December 28 – January 3)

First off we would like to wish all our readers a happy and secure 2021! Last week on Malwarebytes Labs we presented an overview of developments in the SearchDimension hijackers, we looked at the most enticing cyberattacks of 2020, and we also looked back at the strangest cybersecurity events of 2020. Other cybersecurity news: Google patched a bug
Publish At:2021-01-04 13:00 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security 2020 Apple china corellium cyberattacks c

Apple iCloud outage prevents device activations, access to data

Apple users are experiencing problems setting up new devices or accessing files stored on the cloud due to an ongoing iCloud outage that has lasted for more than 24 hours.Starting yesterday at 4:45 AM EST, Apple has been experiencing an outage with its iCloud service that prevents users from logging into the service, accessing files, or setting up new d
Publish At:2020-12-26 12:25 | Read:306 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Cloud

Looking Back on the Year in Apple Security – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 167

As the year ends, we look back on the security issues that arose in 2020, including malware that bypassed Apple’s checks, Flash Player malware, and malware that specifically targeted Mac developers.Apple security in 2019: year in reviewApple Security 2020: The Year in ReviewIf you like what you hear, be sure to rate and review the Intego Mac Podcast on
Publish At:2020-12-25 10:50 | Read:249 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Apple podcast security

Apple Security 2020: The Year in Review

As we all know, 2020 was an exceptional year. No one expected the global turmoil we have seen, but this hasn’t stopped people from working with computers. If anything, the fact that so many people work from home means that they need to have extra protection from malware, vulnerabilities, and other security threats. These threats can be classified in se
Publish At:2020-12-21 17:08 | Read:318 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Apple iOS iPad iPhone Mac phishing vulner

Microsoft 365 gets native app support on Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft has started rolling out new Universal versions of Microsoft 365 apps with native support for both Apple Silicon and Intel-based Macs starting today.After the update, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote will be able to take full advantage of the boost in performance brought by the new M1 processors to the latest MacBook Air,
Publish At:2020-12-15 15:07 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Apple

Firefox 84 dramatically boosts performance on Apple Silicon Macs

Mozilla Firefox 84 was released today with a dramatic performance boost after adding native support on macOS devices with Apple Silicon processors.Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop users can upgrade to Firefox 84 by going to Options -> Help -> About Firefox. The browser will automatically check for the new update and install it w
Publish At:2020-12-15 11:13 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Apple Linux

Apple addressed multiple code execution flaws in iOS and iPadOS

Apple addressed this week serious code execution vulnerabilities that affect its iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. Apple released security updates to fix multiple severe code execution vulnerabilities in its iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. The IT giant released iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 version to address eleven security vulnerabilities,
Publish At:2020-12-15 03:06 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Mobile Security Apple Hacking hacking news inf

Mozilla shares fix for Netflix, Hulu errors on Apple Silicon Macs

Mozilla has shared info on how to fix a known issue leading to errors on multiple video streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon's Prime Video Prime on the Mac version of Firefox 84."If you're on a Mac with Apple Silicon and are experiencing errors when trying to watch Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Prime or another strea
Publish At:2020-12-14 19:37 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Apple

S3 Ep10: Hacking iPhones, sunken Enigmas and double scams

byPaul DucklinIn this episode, we dig into research that figured out a way to steal data from iPhones wirelessly; we tell the fascinating story of how environmentalist divers in Germany came across an old Enigma cipher machine at the bottom of the Baltic sea; and we give you advice on how to talk to phone scammers.With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul D
Publish At:2020-12-10 10:43 | Read:327 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iOS Podcast Privacy Spam Cryptography enigma Exploit h

A Week with the New Apple M1 MacBook Air

Apple’s new M1 Macs – the first Macs with Apple’s own chips in them – have started shipping, and users are finding that the company’s claims of speed and battery life were not exaggerated. Benchmarks have shown that single-core performance – which is the majority of what computers do – outstrips every available Mac,
Publish At:2020-12-03 08:26 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple MacBook Air

How to steal photos off someone’s iPhone from across the street

byPaul DucklinWell-known Google Project Zero researcher Ian Beer has just published a blog post that is attracting a lot of media attention.The article itself has a perfectly accurate and interesting title, namely: An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey.But it’s headlines like the one we’ve used above that capture the practical essence
Publish At:2020-12-02 15:31 | Read:463 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iOS Vulnerability Exploit hacking Ian Beer Project Zer

Windows 10 ARM runs faster on M1 Macs than on a Surface Pro X

Since Apple unveiled its M1 chip, users have been in awe of its performance power efficiency. It turns out that the M1 chip not only performs fantastic for macOS BigSur but it may also be a better choice for Windows 10 than Microsoft's own devices.Apple released its ARM-based M1 chip on November 17th for the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro 13" and the
Publish At:2020-11-30 20:13 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Apple Hardware

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