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Apple Safari now blocks all third-party cookies by default

byLisa Vaas“The long wait is over,” Apple WebKit engineer John Wilander announced on Tuesday: the latest update to the Safari browser is blocking third-party cookies by default for all users.Safari 13.1 was released on Tuesday, bringing full cookie blocking and other updates to Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature.
Publish At:2020-03-26 11:38 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Safari Web Browsers browser fingerprints browser

Switch default apps on iPhone or iPad for better security and privacy

Modern operating systems, both on the desktop and on mobile devices, include plenty of “stock apps”—apps provided by default so you can use your device without needing a lot of third-party software. You get an email app, a calendar, a web browser, a messaging app, and more. This wasn’t always the case; I remember when I needed to buy an ema
Publish At:2020-02-25 02:55 | Read:341 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Apple Mail iOS Safari

Google finds privacy holes in Safari’s ITP anti-tracking system

byJohn E DunnFar from protecting the security and privacy of Safari users as advertised, Apple’s much-vaunted Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) could leave them exposed to a raft of privacy issues, including – ironically – being tracked.That’s the surprising conclusion of a group of Google researchers who this week published a short but sharp
Publish At:2020-01-24 12:45 | Read:358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Safari Google Privacy Web Browsers ad tracking b

Mac threat detections on the rise in 2019

Conventional wisdom has been that, although not invulnerable to cyberthreats (as some old Apple ads would have you believe), Macs are afflicted with considerably fewer infections than Windows PCs. However, when reviewing our 2019 Mac detection telemetry, we noticed a startling upward trend. Indeed, the times, they are a-changin’. To get a sense of h
Publish At:2019-12-16 16:50 | Read:483 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac browser extensions Mac adware mac malware mac telemetry

Safari, Chrome, Firefox: Which is the most private browser for Mac?

Everyone needs a web browser, and while Safari comes pre-installed on Macs, many people choose to use a different browser. You may want to do this for compatibility reasons—there may be sites or services you use that Safari doesn't handle correctly—or because you use a different browser at work; if you want to be able to sync bookmarks and history from your
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:1137 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Brow

Is Safari the most private browser for iPhone and iPad?

If there's one app that just about everyone uses on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it's a web browser. You use your browser to get information, to shop, and for entertainment. iOS devices come with Apple's Safari browser pre-installed, but you can use a different browser if you wish. Unfortunately, on iOS you can't set a different browser as the default,
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:1092 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

Welcome to Pwn2Own 2017 – Researchers hacked Adobe Reader, Edge, Ubuntu, and Safari

Pwn2Own 2017 is started, as usual, it is a great event to see hackers at work. In the first day, experts hacked Edge, Safari, Ubuntu, and Adobe Reader. Pwn2Own 2017 competition held in Vancouver (Canada) is started, as usual, it is a great event to see hackers at work. In the first day Bug bounty hunters have managed to hack Microsoft Edge, Safari, Ubuntu, a
Publish At:2017-03-17 14:25 | Read:4145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Edge Pwn2Own 2017 Safari Trend Micro U

Tech Support Scam Creates Series of Email Drafts to Crash Macs

A tech support scam uses a series of email drafts to crash computers that are running an older version of MacOS.Jérôme Segura, lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, first detected a website associated with the scam during the 2016 holiday season.Tech support scam for iOS with season's colours (safari-get[.]com). pic.twitter.com/xtTBCISNRp&md
Publish At:2017-01-06 16:35 | Read:3879 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Apple macOS Safari tech support scam

Apple Issues Critical Updates for Spyware Flaws in Mac OS X, Safari

Apple issued critical updates for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan on Thursday to patch security vulnerabilities resembling those discovered on iOS 9.3.5 earlier this week.Dubbed Trident, the three zero-day vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-4655, CVE-2016-4656 and CVE-2016-4657) could allow an attacker to silently jailbreak an iOS device and spy on victims, warned resea
Publish At:2016-09-03 00:40 | Read:4333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Apple iOS OS X Safari spyware zero-day

Clipboard poisoning attacks on the Mac

Graham Cluley drew my attention the other day to an issue that has apparently been known to some for years, but was new to me: clipboard poisoning, an issue where a website can replace what you think is on your clipboard with something else. Although this seems like an insignificant issue on first glance, it turns out that there are some very serious implica
Publish At:2016-05-28 06:35 | Read:5260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac Threat analysis Apple JavaScript mac safari

Personal Security: Why you Should Update your OS & Internet Browser TODAY

  If you’re one of the people who is still stubbornly holding onto Windows XP (which stopped receiving support and security updates as of April 8, 2014), it’s time to let go. Likewise, if you’re using an outdated version of your preferred internet browser, it’s time to update. Right now. Why? In both scenarios, you’re putti
Publish At:2016-03-18 01:50 | Read:6637 | Comments:0 | Tags:Thought Leadership browser security Browser Update Chrome Fi

How to Get the Most out of Apple’s Safari 9 with El Capitan

With every major operating system release, Apple updates its Safari web browser. The release of OS X El Capitan was no exception. While the list of new features in the browser is limited, Safari 9, available with El Capitan, contains some very useful improvements. Here's a look at all the new features in Safari 9, along with some tips to help you get the mos
Publish At:2015-12-11 03:50 | Read:5285 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple El Capitan Safari Safari 9 web browser

Apple Patches 50 Vulnerabilities Across iOS, OS X, Safari

Apple has piled on the patches already released by Adobe and Microsoft today, and pushed out updates for iOS, OS X, Apple TV, Safari, and it’s watch-based operating system watchOS this afternoon.Fifty-four vulnerabilities across OS X were patched Tuesday, including fixes for Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and the most recent builds of OS X,
Publish At:2015-12-09 06:15 | Read:2974 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Vulnerabilities apple Apple updates ios OS X patch tue

URLs are content

Justifications for the federal government’s controversial mass surveillance programs have involved the distinction between the contents of communications and associated “meta-data” about those communications. Finding out that two people spoke on the phone requires less red tape than listening to the conversations themselves. While “
Publish At:2015-11-30 17:55 | Read:3813 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Observations Technical Insight Tools and Applicatio

Newly Discovered Exploit Makes Every iPhone Remotely Hackable

The government would love to get its hands on a foolproof way to break into the new highly encrypted iPhone. And it looks like some clever hackers just gave it to them. Bug bounty startup Zerodium just announced that a team has figured out how to remotely jailbreak the latest iPhone operating system and will take home a million dollar prize. It’s unclear if
Publish At:2015-11-03 07:20 | Read:4192 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Cyber Security Research Mobile Security Secur

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