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Topic: Security

Researcher admits to hacking Apple's developer site, says he meant no 'harm or damage'

07/22/2013, 08:07 am

The hacker who accessed encrypted data from Apple's developer center website says he found and reported 13 bugs to the company, but that he has no intention of accessing or using the encrypted user data he obtained in seeing "how deep" he could go.

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Android accounts for 92% of mobile malware, malicious apps increase 614%

06/26/2013, 11:06 am

A new study on smartphone malware has found that 92 percent of nefarious mobile software is targeted at Google's Android platform, and the amount of attacks are growing.

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Researchers crack default iPhone Personal Hotspot passwords in under a minute

06/19/2013, 01:06 pm

The default generated passwords protecting the mobile hotspot feature of Apple's iPhones and iPads are weak and flawed, according to a group of German researchers claiming to be able to crack iOS Personal Hotspot keys in less than a minute.

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Pentagon officially grants security clearance to Apple's iPhone and iPad

05/17/2013, 10:05 am

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday that it has officially approved Apple devices running iOS 6 or later to access its secure government networks.

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Police asking Apple to decrypt seized iPhones must wait their turn

05/10/2013, 01:05 pm

Apple is inundated with so many requests from law enforcement agencies to decrypt seized iPhones that officials must endure a waiting list before their case is handled.

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Cryptographic certification could lead to wider iPhone use in government

05/07/2013, 03:05 pm

Apple's iPhone might see wider adoption in government use, thanks to the recent validation of a cryptographic module for iOS.

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Pentagon to grant security clearance for Apple's IOS, some Samsung devices

05/01/2013, 04:05 pm

Devices from the world's two largest smartphone makers will soon be cleared for use by Department of Defense employees, as the Pentagon makes ready to open up its systems to Apple's iPhone and handsets from Samsung.

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New phishing attack targets Apple ID logins with compromised sites

05/01/2013, 02:05 pm

A new report urges web users to be cautious in their surfing habits, as more than a hundred websites have been compromised by phishers looking to steal visitors' Apple IDs.

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Apple reveals it keeps anonymized Siri data for up to 2 years

04/19/2013, 11:04 am

Data collected by Apple to improve its voice-driven Siri service is anonymized and kept on the company's servers for up to two years before it is discarded.

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US DEA upset it can't break Apple's iMessage encryption

04/04/2013, 08:04 am

Officials with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are reportedly frustrated that they cannot crack Apple's iMessage encryption to listen in on suspects.

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Apple working on fix for Apple ID password security hole [update: fixed]

03/22/2013, 06:03 pm

Hours after a security exploit was discovered regarding the resetting of Apple ID passwords, the company has acknowledged the issue and said it is actively working on a fix.

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New security hole allows for Apple ID password reset using Apple's iForgot page [u]

03/22/2013, 03:03 pm

Just a day after Apple tightened account security by introducing two-step verification, yet another vulnerability has been exposed, one that could allow for malicious users to reset the Apple ID and iCloud passwords of others using only an email address and date of birth.

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Apple updates XProtect.plist to block Yontoo

03/22/2013, 02:03 pm

Shortly after news emerged of a new adware trojan targeting OS X web browsers, Apple has updated its malware and adware detections list to block Yontoo.

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New adware trojan targets Mac Web browsers, nets criminals money

03/21/2013, 01:03 am

A newly discovered trojan has been found to target OS X Web browsers like Safari, Chrome and Firefox, inserting adware onto an affected computer to net criminals profits from affiliate ad networks.

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Hacker involved in AT&T iPad 3G e-mail breach sentenced to 41 months in jail

03/18/2013, 04:03 pm

The hacker who helped to obtain and disclose more than 100,000 iPad 3G users' e-mails from AT&T in 2010 was sentenced on Monday to 41 months in prison.

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iOS vulnerability uses 'mobileconfig' files to steal data

03/13/2013, 01:03 pm

Security on Apple's iOS is notably tight, but an Israeli firm has pointed out that the profile system for iPads and iPhones could leave users open to remote attacks resulting in data theft.

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Researchers bypass Android encryption by exposing phones to freezing temperatures

03/07/2013, 11:03 am

Security researchers in Germany have discovered that physically freezing an Android smartphone can grant access to encrypted data.

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Apple and Oracle issue patches for yet another Java zero-day exploit

03/04/2013, 05:03 pm

Apple on Monday released an updated version of Java 6 to plug a hole that can lead to malicious software being installed on an affected user's Mac.

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Another lockscreen passcode flaw found in Apple's iOS 6.1

02/25/2013, 02:02 pm

Another vulnerability has been discovered in iOS 6.1 that could give malicious users access to data on an iPhone with a lockscreen passcode enabled.

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Cyber attacks on Apple believed to stem from Eastern Europe, not China

02/20/2013, 08:02 am

While earlier reports suggested hackers who targeted Apple emanated from China, investigators now believe the criminals are instead based out of Eastern Europe.

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