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Topic: Security

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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FileVault security hole discovered in OS X Lion 10.7.3

05/07/2012, 12:05 pm

Apple's legacy FileVault Mac encryption system in OS X 10.7.3 has a security flaw that could allow malicious users to access stored passwords.

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Flashback OS X malware estimated to net authors $10K per day

05/01/2012, 10:05 am

The malware known as "Flashback" that was believed to have infected hundreds of thousands of Macs may have paid out as much as $10,000 a day to its authors.

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One in five Macs harboring Windows malware - report

04/24/2012, 10:04 am

Windows malware is so prevalent that a new study has found it quietly present on 20 percent of Macs, dwarfing the number of Apple machines infected with actual OS X malware.

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Kaspersky says Mac Flashback infections have dropped to 30K

04/19/2012, 12:04 pm

Flashback infections have plummeted since Apple released a tool to stop the Trojan, but a security firm has cautioned that more malware could be on the horizon.

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Latest Mac trojan spreads through Microsoft Word documents

04/16/2012, 08:04 am

A new version of a backdoor trojan for Apple's OS X operating system takes advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word to spread.

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Apple improving iTunes account security with stricter requirements

04/12/2012, 03:04 pm

Apple has begun asking users to select and answer a series of questions associated with their Apple IDs to enhance security measures.

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Apple working on software to detect and remove Flashback trojan

04/10/2012, 09:04 pm

Apple revealed on Tuesday that it is currently developing software to detect and remove the Flashback malware that has infected an estimated 600,000 Macs worldwide.

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Apple issues second OS X Java update this week

04/06/2012, 12:04 am

Apple on Thursday rolled out its second Java update for OS X in less than a week via Software Update.

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