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Topic: Security

Apple expected to release iOS 4.3.1 'soon' to patch Safari vulnerability

03/11/2011, 03:03 pm

On the heels of the release of iOS 4.3, Apple is expected to introduce an incremental update for its mobile devices, including the new iPad 2, to patch a newly discovered security hole in the Safari Web browser.

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Security firm details new Trojan written for Apple's Mac OS X

02/28/2011, 09:02 am

Hackers have written a new "backdoor Trojan" targeted specifically at Apple's Mac OS X operating system that can allow remote operations and password "phishing," as Mac sales and market share continue to grow.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Apple exposing beta to security experts for review

02/25/2011, 02:02 pm

Apple is inviting security experts to examine its developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, apparently the first time it has expanded beyond its core developers to expose its new software to community scrutiny.

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Researchers demo ability to steal passwords by jailbreaking Apple's iPhone

02/10/2011, 10:02 am

Researchers from Germany have demonstrated a way to quickly retrieve passwords from the stored keychain of a locked iPhone or iPad by obtaining the device and jailbreaking it.

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Apple hires former NSA, Navy analyst as security czar

01/23/2011, 11:01 pm

In response to calls for increased security from enterprise clients, Apple has hired cybersecurity expert and author David Rice as its director of global security, a new report claims.

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Two charged in exploit of AT&T website to obtain iPad user data

01/18/2011, 12:01 pm

US prosecutors filed charges against two men in conjunction with the alleged hacking of AT&T's website last year, which resulted in a list of 120,000 users' names, email addresses, and serial numbers.

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New Android malware could produce Chinese botnet, harvest personal data

12/29/2010, 11:12 pm

Security experts are warning that newly discovered malware targeting Chinese users of Google's Android mobile operating system has "botnet-like capabilities" that could take control of an Android phone by communicating with a central command-and-control server.

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Adobe Flash contributes largest number of security patches in Apple's Mac OS X 10.6.5

11/10/2010, 06:11 pm

Apple has detailed the security issues patched by Mac OS X 10.6.5 and the corresponding Security Update 2010-007 for Mac OS X 10.5, indicating that more than half of the security vulnerabilities in Mac OS X actually affect the Adobe Flash plugin and X11.

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Bank of America, Citigroup testing iPhone to replace BlackBerry [u]

11/05/2010, 05:11 pm

Two of America's largest banks are actively testing Apple's iPhone as a replacement of their existing RIM BlackBerry devices for corporate email.

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Briefly: AT&T objection, Skyfire sold-out, PayPal vulnerability

11/03/2010, 09:11 pm

AT&T issued a statement Wednesday refuting T-Mobile's claim to "America's largest 4G network." The Skyfire browser iOS app, which converts Flash video to HTML5, "sold-out" after just 5 hours of availability, and a security flaw in the PayPal iPhone app could let hackers intercept user passwords.

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Java-based Trojan horse targets computers running Apple's Mac OS X

10/27/2010, 02:10 pm

A newly discovered Trojan horse spreading through social networking sites targets Apple's Mac OS X operating system, including the latest version, 10.6 Snow Leopard, by baiting users into clicking a link.

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Apple addresses file sharing security issue in Mac OS X 10.6.4

09/20/2010, 04:09 pm

Apple on Monday issued a security update for Mac OS X 10.6.4, addressing an issue that could allow a remote attacker to access shared folders without a valid password.

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Apple releases Mac OS X security update to patch PDF exploit

08/24/2010, 07:08 pm

Apple released a Mac OS X security update Tuesday that fixes a critical PDF vulnerability.

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Apple ID security bolstered, forums taken offline after apparent hack

08/15/2010, 08:08 pm

Apple's online support discussion forums were taken offline this weekend after the site was apparently targeted by a malicious attack. The company has also increased its Apple ID account security (which is shared by iTunes) following earlier account fraud.

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Software fix coming for iOS vulnerabilities

08/04/2010, 09:08 pm

Apple confirmed Wednesday that it has developed a fix for the two security vulnerabilities that allow jailbreaking of their iOS software.

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Apple investigating jailbreak vulnerabilities

08/03/2010, 08:08 pm

An Apple spokeswoman acknowledged that the company is looking into a report on software vulnerabilities that allow remote control and 'jailbreaking' of its iOS devices.

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Apple's iPad configuration policies reference camera

08/02/2010, 04:08 pm

AppleInsider has discovered that Apple's iPad management profile policies available to corporate users include the capability to disable use of its camera, providing evidence of future intent to include a camera on upcoming models.

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Security experts release software to attack Android phones

07/30/2010, 07:07 pm

A tool for attacking devices running Google's Android operating system was released by security researchers today at the Defcon hackers conference in Las Vegas.

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Millions of Android users hit by malicious data theft app (u)

07/29/2010, 12:07 am

An app distributed by Google's Android Market has collected private data from millions of users and forwarded it to servers China, validating Apple's uniquely strong stance on mobile security in the iPhone App Store.

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Apple tightens iPhone App Store security

07/27/2010, 03:07 am

Responding to piracy problems in the iTunes App Store, Apple has instituted stronger security measures to protect users' accounts.

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