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Topic: Security

New security hole in Apple's iOS 6.1 lets anyone bypass an iPhone's lockscreen

02/14/2013, 07:02 am

A new security flaw discovered in Apple's mobile operating system lets anyone bypass the passcode lock on iPhones running iOS 6.1 in a matter of seconds, revealing access to the phone's contacts, voicemails, and photos.

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iOS 6 jailbreak arrives; URL detection bug crashes most OS X apps

02/04/2013, 02:02 pm

Hackers on Monday released a long-awaited untethered software "jailbreak" of Apple's iOS 6. Separately, a newly discovered bug causes most Mountain Lion applications to crash by typing in just 8 characters.

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Oracle patches security issues with Java 7 Update 13

02/01/2013, 04:02 pm

One day after Apple blocked Java 7's latest update from running on OS X, Oracle on Friday released a new version reportedly addressing vulnerabilities seen with the last build.

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Oracle's fix for zero-day Java flaw to be available 'shortly' [update: released]

01/12/2013, 09:01 pm

In response to the discovery of a Java 7 flaw that prompted Apple to disable the software in OS X, Oracle issued a statement saying it is currently working on a fix and will release the patch soon.

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Zero-day flaw prompts Apple to block Java 7 from OS X

01/11/2013, 03:01 pm

Apple has disabled the Java 7 plugin on Macs through its OS X anti-malware system, in order to protect users from a potentially serious security issue.

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iOS 6 bug reenables JavaScript in Safari without user consent

12/21/2012, 10:12 am

The Safari browser in Apple's iOS 6 platform has a potentially serious JavaScript bug that could have major security and privacy implications.

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Low-risk Mac Trojan poses as legit media downloader

12/14/2012, 09:12 am

A new Trojan that targets Apple's OS X platform poses as a legitimate application that can be used to download audio and video.

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Apple-provided Java plug-in removed with software update

10/16/2012, 06:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out two Java updates, one for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and another for OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the latter offering improved security by uninstalling the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers.

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Leaked Apple device UDIDs were stolen from small publishing company

09/10/2012, 12:09 pm

A collection of more than a million unique iPhone and iPad identifiers did not come from an FBI laptop, but were instead taken from a Florida publishing company called BlueToad.

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Apple issues statement saying it didn't give UDIDs to FBI

09/05/2012, 01:09 pm

After a hacking group claimed it had obtained millions of unique identifiers for Apple devices from an FBI laptop, Apple itself has issued a statement saying it did not provide any UDIDs to the FBI.

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Google agrees to pay largest fine in FTC history for bypassing Safari privacy settings [u]

08/09/2012, 11:08 am

Google on Thursday agreed to pay a record $22.5 million fine for ignoring security settings designed to prevent advertisers from tracking users with cookies in Apple's Safari web browser, bringing an end to a six month investigation aimed at better protecting consumers' privacy rights online.

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Apple to discuss iOS security at 2012 Black Hat conference

07/24/2012, 12:07 pm

For the first time ever, Apple will be presenting at the Black Hat security conference this week, highlighting key security technologies in the iOS mobile operating system.

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New Java malware attacks Apple's OS X along with Windows, Linux

07/11/2012, 10:07 am

A new form of browser-based cross-platform malware can give hackers remote access to computers running Apple's OS X, Microsoft's Windows, and even Linux.

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Apple tones down language touting OS X security measures

06/25/2012, 03:06 pm

Apple's website used to boldly claim that the Mac "doesn't get PC viruses," but following the spread of the Flashback botnet, the company has since toned down the language to say that OS X is "built to be safe."

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LinkedIn app under scrutiny for transferring iOS calendar entries

06/06/2012, 12:06 am

Security researchers are criticizing LinkedIn's iOS app for a feature that automatically transfers iOS calendar entries to the company's servers.

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Apple details iOS security with new guide

06/04/2012, 11:06 pm

Apple has quietly made public a May 2012 report highlighting security features in iOS that contains details on the extensive efforts the company has undertaken to secure its mobile operating system.

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Apple sends out sandbox deadline reminder email to developers

05/18/2012, 07:05 pm

With Apple set to flip the switch on its Mac App Store sandboxing system, the company sent out an email to registered developers on Friday reminding them that enforcement of the new rules will being on June 1, 2012.

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Users raise questions about Apple's security after iCloud hacks

05/17/2012, 09:05 am

A small number of iCloud accounts reportedly protected by secure, randomly generated passwords have been compromised, prompting speculation by users that a security breach may have occurred on Apple's servers.

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Kaspersky Lab was not asked by Apple to advise on OS X security [u]

05/14/2012, 12:05 pm

In the wake of the biggest malware presence in Mac history, Kaspersky Lab claimed it was asked by Apple to consult on potential OS X security issues, but later said the company's CTO was misquoted [updated].

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GMIC: Tencent founder calls Android openness a 'mixed blessing'

05/10/2012, 12:05 am

Tencent founder Pony Ma on Thursday called the openness of Google's Android mobile operating system a "mixed blessing," while noting that Apple's iPhone is more secure than Android.

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