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Get Ready to Repair Your Own iPhone! – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 237

Apple is making the tools and documents needed for iPhone repairs available to users in the US. Are you ready to repair your own iPhone? Removing outdated apps is now a trend as Apple joins Google and begins removing older software from the app store. Apple may be forced by EU regulators to open up iMessage. And we’ll discuss understanding USB-C and Th
Publish At:2022-04-28 04:34 | Read:1061 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast iMessage Intego Mac Podcast iPho

A week in security (March 28 – April 3)

p>Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: New UAC-0056 activity: There’s a Go Elephant in the roomGlobant suffers network breach due to LAPSUS$ compromiseUpdate now! Apple patches two zero-day vulnerabilities that may have been actively exploitedHive ransomware impacts California non-profit health organisationMITRE ATT&CK® Evaluation results: Malwarebytes’ ef
Publish At:2022-04-04 08:51 | Read:800 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security A little gift for you Apple Chrome 100 Ch

Here’s what data the FBI can get from WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal, Telegram, and more

Not every secure messaging app is as safe as it would like us to think. And some are safer than others. A recently disclosed FBI training document shows how much access to the content of encrypted messages from secure messaging services US law enforcement can gain and what they can learn about your usage of the apps. The infographic shows details about
Publish At:2021-12-01 12:45 | Read:1469 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy fbi iMessage line signal subpoena telegram threema v

Latest iPhone exploit, FORCEDENTRY, used to launch Pegasus attack against Bahraini activists

Researchers from Citizen Lab, an academic research and development lab based in the University of Toronto in Canada, has recently discovered that an exploit affecting iMessage is being used to target Bahraini activists with the Pegasus spyware. The Bahrain government and groups linked to them—such as LULU, a known operator of Pegasus, and others like them wh
Publish At:2021-08-26 14:21 | Read:2236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities Al Wefaq Amnesty International

5 Encrypted Messaging Apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

More and more people communicate via messaging apps, as phone calls are seen as old-fashioned, and email can be too complicated. Messaging has the advantage of being more conversational than email, and more immediate. Unlike in the early days of messaging, such as SMS and AIM, many of today’s messaging apps are secure, with end-to-end encryption prot
Publish At:2021-07-30 05:47 | Read:2977 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy encryption iMessage iOS iPad iPhone Macs

Apple neglects to fix “fake headlines” bug usable for election interference

For nearly two years, Apple has neglected to fix a bug that enables anyone to create fake news headlines that appear to come from credible sources.Although we covered the flaw nearly two years ago, it’s worth questioning why Apple still has not fixed it. This is especially concerning given that we’re in the final days leading up to the 2020 U.S.
Publish At:2020-10-31 12:37 | Read:3278 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy iMessage iOS Safari vulnerabilities

Report calls for web pre-screening to end UK’s child abuse ‘explosion’

byLisa VaasA UK inquiry into child sexual abuse facilitated by the internet has recommended that the government require apps to pre-screen images before publishing them, in order to tackle “an explosion” in images of child sex abuse.The No. 1 recommendation from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) report, which was published o
Publish At:2020-03-16 08:53 | Read:3734 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Facebook Instagram Law & order Privacy Snapchat

Why Apple logs your iMessage contacts and other metadata?

Every time you type a number to start an iMessage conversation on your iPhone, Apple logs your message contacts and other metadata. In January 2015, experts claimed that Apple is not able to read messages sent between devices through iMessages, but reported that the company but it is still able to access data in the backups. Apple has always confirmed that a
Publish At:2016-09-29 17:45 | Read:5639 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Mobile end-to-

Apple can access your encrypted iMessages

Apple is not able to read messages sent between devices through iMessages but it is still able to access data in the backups. Let’s do a summary of previous events, following the Snowden‘ revelation of the global surveillance programs operated by the NSA the IT giants reacted defending their business and announci
Publish At:2016-01-25 18:10 | Read:5751 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID end-to-end-encryption. encryption i

AirDroid Patches Web App Hijacking Vulnerability

AirDroid has patched an authentication flaw in its web application that could allow an attacker to remotely control and manipulate a victim’s Android device.AirDroid, which is similar to Apple’s native iMessage app, allows a user to send SMS messages, make calls, add contacts and more via a web-based interface. An attacker would just need to lure
Publish At:2015-04-15 17:55 | Read:5799 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacks Mobile Security Vulnerabilities Web Security AirDroid

#HackerKast 17: UK Bans WhatsApp and iMessage, Instagram Privacy Issues, Cross Site Content Hijacking (XSCH), Amazon S3

Howdy Partners! Hope you all are in full swing in the new year and taking names. I know for a fact that a ton of you are busy since every hotel in Santa Clara, Calif., was sold out this month just as Robert and I were trying to visit the mothership. Anywho… we started this week’s HackerKast chatting about how our blog post of the North Korean We
Publish At:2015-01-15 23:00 | Read:6516 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities Web Application Security WhiteHat HackerKast

Apple releases tool to fix vanishing iMessage issue

Are you an ex-iPhone owner whose iMessages have disappeared into a black hole from whence they never return?If so, Apple now has a fix for that.Since 2011, iPhone users have been able to take advantage of iMessage, a service that allows them to communicate with each other over data networks and Wi-Fi without eating into their monthly text message allowances.
Publish At:2014-11-10 19:40 | Read:8323 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Featured Deregister iMessage deregister iPhone imessag

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