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Topic: Security

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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Website responsible for Apple and Facebook breaches reportedly discovered

02/19/2013, 05:02 pm

Following Apple's Tuesday announcement that it was hacked by the same group of attackers who compromised Facebook systems late last week, it now appears that the website responsible for hosting the malware has been discovered.

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After being hacked, Apple pushes out Java update to patch security hole

02/19/2013, 04:02 pm

Just hours after Apple announced that it too was victim to a wide-ranging malware attack, the company released a new version of Java for OS X to plug a hole in the software that can be exploited to install malware onto an affected machine.

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Apple attacked by Chinese hackers, Mac software tool coming to protect consumers

02/19/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday disclosed that it was hacked by the same group that targeted social networking site Facebook, and also announced that an incoming software update for OS X will protect consumers from the same type of vulnerability.

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Apple says software update coming to fix iOS 6.1 passcode vulnerability

02/14/2013, 03:02 pm

Following quickly after news emerged of an iOS passcode bypass exploit, Apple has given word that it will be releasing a software update to repair the vulnerability.

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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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