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Topic: Security

New TSA rules will require airline travelers to remove Apple iPads, MacBooks from bags

07/26/2017, 02:07 pm

In the coming weeks and months, travelers will no longer be able to keep iPads or small MacBook models in their bag when passing through security screenings, and will instead have to place them in a separate bin to be X-rayed, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday.

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Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update protects against 'Broadpwn' Wi-Fi exploit

07/20/2017, 10:07 am

The iOS 10.3.3 update Apple released on Wednesday reportedly closes a critical Wi-fi vulnerability, known as Broadpwn, that was patched for Android devices earlier this month.

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Apple sends top executives to lobby Australian government over proposed encryption laws

07/20/2017, 01:07 am

Apple has sent top privacy executives to Australia twice over the past month to discuss proposed cybersecurity laws that could compel technology companies to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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US appeals court upholds gag orders on national security letters to firms like Apple

07/17/2017, 03:07 pm

The FBI can indeed serve companies like Apple national security letters that come with a gag order, preventing them from telling customers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday.

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Proposed Australian law forces tech companies to decrypt customer messages

07/14/2017, 12:07 am

The Australian government on Friday proposed a set of new cybersecurity measures that would compel technology companies like Apple to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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Apple's bug bounty program hindered by low payouts, report says

07/06/2017, 07:07 pm

Apple's invite-only bug bounty program is off to a slow start as security researchers in search of high payouts are saving discovered exploits for high-price sales on the gray market.

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Executable code allowed in iOS 11 apps for educational purposes, developer reference tools

06/12/2017, 08:06 am

The new developer's guidelines promulgated by Apple for iOS 11 have made a big change, allowing developers to include executable code in apps used for educational purposes, or for developer's tools.

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China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

06/07/2017, 09:06 pm

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing to pay.

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Apple's Tim Cook says company aiding in UK terrorism investigations

06/06/2017, 09:06 am

Apple is helping the U.K. government in its investigations of recent terrorist attacks, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a TV interview, adding that the company's preference for encryption doesn't mean it lacks information it can share with authorities.

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Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices

05/23/2017, 12:05 am

In its latest report on government requests for user information, Apple on Monday said the U.S. government lodged at least one national security letter last year seeking information related to a customer account.

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Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window

05/19/2017, 02:05 pm

Despite an Apple policy of permanently wiping deleted iCloud Notes older than 30 days, it appears to be possible to recover notes that are far older, a security firm said on Friday.

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Apple makes unique passwords mandatory for third-party apps accessing iCloud

05/16/2017, 09:05 am

As of June 15, Apple will begin requiring app-specific passwords for third-party apps that need to access iCloud data, the company said in an email notice to users.

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Sen. Feinstein claims FBI paid $900K to crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

05/08/2017, 01:05 pm

The FBI paid approximately $900,000 to a third party to help break into the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

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HandBrake for Mac developers warn of potential trojan installation following server breach

05/08/2017, 10:05 am

Mac users of HandBrake who downloaded the open source video transcoder since May 2 could have put their data at risk, after developers warned one of the mirror servers used to distribute the software had been hacked.

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Windows malware 'Snake' ported to Mac for first time, masquerades as Adobe Flash

05/05/2017, 01:05 pm

A piece of malware long targeting Windows users -- known sometimes as "Snake," "Turla," or "Uroboros" -- is now reportedly being turned against Mac owners.

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New 'Dok' malware targets Macs using signed Apple developer certificate

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

A new strain of malware targeting Mac users is attempting to slip past defenses through a phishing scheme and a signed Apple developer certificate -- though in practice, it may still not pose much of a threat.

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EFF: Google Chromebook is still spying on grade school students

04/19/2017, 06:04 pm

Privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have again outlined how Google is successfully dumping millions of low-cost Chromebooks on U.S. schools, enabling the mass collection and storage of information on children without the consent of their parents or even the understanding of many school administrators.

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Apple's Mac, iPad dodge an ugly new NSA hacker bomb targeting majority of Windows PCs globally

04/14/2017, 07:04 pm

A series of previously unknown Windows hacking tools used by the U.S. National Security Agency has been leaked, enabling "zero day" exploits to be used against millions of Windows PCs to deface websites, lock up systems to demand a ransom payment or to steal emails and other data.

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Researcher calls Samsung's Tizen OS "the worst code I've ever seen"

04/05/2017, 09:04 pm

Samsung's Tizen operating system is a mess of zero-day exploitable security flaws, broken encryption privacy issues and amateur-level coding mistakes, according to the findings of a security researcher participating in Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit.

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Microsoft Word macro malware automatically adapts attack techniques for macOS, Windows

03/24/2017, 10:03 am

A form of Word macro-based malware has been uncovered that can affect both macOS and Windows users when executed, with the malicious file modifying its attack method depending on which operating system it detects it is being run within.

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