05/07/2015, 11:05 am
The National Security Agency's controversial metadata collection program -- which indiscriminately siphons up billions of phone records -- was not authorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, though the court stopped short of ordering the program to be suspended.
04/22/2015, 10:04 am
A bug in iOS's secure sockets layer (SSL) library could allow an attacker to force apps -- or in some cases, the entire device -- to crash if users connect to a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot, security researchers demonstrated this week.
04/21/2015, 10:04 am
Approximately 1,500 iOS apps are exposed to a vulnerability that could let a hacker bypass HTTPS security and steal passwords and other sensitive data, according to research released on Monday.
Update your Mac: Apple fixes major flaw in OS X Yosemite, but won't patch Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks
04/09/2015, 03:04 pm
A serious vulnerability present in every iteration of Apple's desktop operating system since OS X 10.7 -- one which allows any user process to gain root privileges -- was disclosed to the public on Thursday following the release of OS X 10.10.3, which addresses the issue, and users are urged to update as older OS X versions will remain susceptible to attack.
04/07/2015, 03:04 pm
Apple has found itself in the midst of an unexpected controversy this week after it was revealed that the iPhone maker bars laborers with recent felony convictions from working on its new corporate campus, a practice that may be unusual among private companies, but is not without precedent.
03/25/2015, 07:03 pm
A number of powerful tech companies sent an open letter to Congress, President Barack Obama and other government agencies on Wednesday, arguing for drastic change in the nation's surveillance laws that currently allow for bulk consumer data collection.
03/20/2015, 02:03 pm
Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer were all successfully exploited during the second day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver.
New 'IP Box' tool bypasses 10-try limit for PINs on older iOS versions, automates brute force attacks
03/18/2015, 09:03 am
A relatively new $300 device could allow attackers to crack the PIN codes on out-of-date iPhones or iPads, taking advantage of a flaw in iOS versions older than 8.1.1 that allows unlimited attempts at PIN entry, even when users enable Apple's 10-try limit.
03/10/2015, 07:03 am
Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the Central Intelligence Agency has been engaged in a multi-year coordinated effort to crack the security of Apple's iOS platform, which powers and protects the iPhone and iPad.
03/03/2015, 03:03 pm
A newly-discovered flaw in some implementations of cryptographic protocols SSL and TLS -- including those used by Apple's Safari and Google's Android AOSP browsers -- could allow an attacker to force clients to use older, weaker encryption that would make it significantly easier to intercept secure communications.
02/23/2015, 12:02 pm
Privacy advocates have long tried to educate consumers on the perils of giving apps access to GPS data, but a group of Stanford researchers has developed a method to infer a device's location from a seemingly much more innocuous source -- battery charge information.
02/19/2015, 02:02 pm
Chinese PC maker Lenovo has found itself in the middle of a public relations disaster, following revelations that it sold a number of notebook computers with pre-installed software that hijacks users' browser sessions to inject customized advertisements and seriously degrades the security of encrypted connections.
02/13/2015, 05:02 pm
Apple is among more than a half-dozen major U.S. corporations that have agreed to integrate the White House's Cybersecurity Framework into their operations, but the iPhone maker will not share security information with the federal government.
02/13/2015, 02:02 pm
Speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Friday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed that the U.S. government plans to begin accepting Apple Pay for a number of transactions, starting with admission to U.S. national parks.
02/12/2015, 05:02 pm
Apple continues to expand the range of offerings covered by its two-step verification scheme, with security-conscious users now able to count iMessage and FaceTime among those features protected by the service.
02/11/2015, 12:02 am
Once a hot item for thieves and pickpockets, Apple's iPhone is becoming a significantly less attractive target as the company's Activation Lock prevents the devices from being easily wiped and re-sold, a new report indicates.
02/09/2015, 09:02 pm
Apple's chief executive will reportedly be among those speaking to participants at Friday's White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, an event designed to bring together representatives from all sides of the cybersecurity and privacy debate.
02/04/2015, 06:02 pm
A malware campaign known in the security industry as "Operation Pawn Storm" has begun to target Apple's iOS devices with a new malicious application that can steal photos, text messages, contacts, and other data from non-jailbroken iPhones, but which cannot be installed without users' consent.
01/26/2015, 01:01 pm
A Mac hardware vulnerability that has yet to be exploited on a wide scale will reportedly be fixed with Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.10.2 update for Yosemite, preventing any future attacks.
01/23/2015, 10:01 am
An internal software security research team at Google has publicly revealed three of recently-discovered zero-day exploits in Apple's Mac OS X desktop operating system, though the severity of each vulnerability is unknown.