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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:2873 | 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:2588 | 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:3016 | 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:3785 | 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:4858 | 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:3867 | 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:1960 | 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:2944 | 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:3086 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Cyber Security Research Mobile Security Secur

Apple Keeping Ad Blocker API Private on iOS 9

According to tech analysts, Apple is keeping private a certain application programming interface (API) that would make it easier for ad blockers to hide content in web browsers from Mozilla and others.With the release of its iOS 9 operating system, Apple has for the first time approved some ad blocking apps with the inclusion of a new API that makes it easie
Publish At:2015-10-20 14:30 | Read:5366 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News ad blocking API Apple Firefox Mark Mayo

Apple Patches 100+ Vulnerabilities in OS X, Safari, iOS

UPDATE Apple pushed out its latest operating system, El Capitan, yesterday, and while it boasts many security fixes, the update fails to address the outstanding vulnerability in Gatekeeper that came to light this week.The issue with Gatekeeper, as described yesterday by Patrick Wardle, the director of research at Synack, fails to verify whether an app runs o
Publish At:2015-10-01 14:30 | Read:1981 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Vulnerabilities apple apple security El Capitan Gateke

Fake Safari update installs MacKeeper, ZipCloud

Last week, we discovered a new version of the InstallCore installer that displays an unpleasant new trick: it pretends to be a Safari update! This new installer was obtained while visiting one of the “First Row Sports” scam sports streaming sites. When I attempted to view one of the supposed streams, it redirected me to a page that claimed that S
Publish At:2015-07-28 19:45 | Read:3797 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert fake mac safari scam Cloud

10 Cool Safari Extensions for Warp Speed Productivity

This is the first installment in our Top 10 List Bonanza series helping you prepare for back to school. Everybody loves a top 10 list; some of our lists might not be exactly 10, some might be 5 or 15, but these are the top lists for you as a student or parent to get revved up for back to school — on the right foot. And we'll give you some discounts along wit
Publish At:2015-07-28 17:55 | Read:4544 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Extensions productivity Safari Top 10 List B

iOS Crash Report? Don’t Be Fooled by iPhone/iPad Scammers

Have you had an unusual error message popping up on your iPhone or iPad?Keep your wits about you, because it's possible that scammers are attempting to trick you out of your money, by posing as Apple tech support.iPhone and iPad owners are being warned not to fall for a scam being perpetrated against iOS users that could hit them in the pocket.As British bro
Publish At:2015-07-17 01:50 | Read:2563 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security & Privacy iOS iOS Crash Report iPad iPhone Sa

Apple Releases Safari 8.07, Safari 7.1.7, and Safari 6.2.7

Apple has updated its Safari browser with multiple security fixes, releasing Safari 8.0.7, Safari 7.1.7, and Safari 6.2.7 for Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion. These updates mitigate four vulnerabilities (CVEs), including privacy flaws, an issue with PDF-embedded links leading to information leakage, and another bug related to arbitrary code execution.
Publish At:2015-06-30 15:00 | Read:1911 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Apple Safari Safari 6.2.7 Safari 7.1.7 Safari

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