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Topic: Security

First-known iPhone worm 'Rickrolls' jailbroken Apple handsets

11/09/2009, 07:11 am

The iPhone's first worm -- a playful, wallpaper-changing prank that only affects jailbroken phones -- could be a sign of more dangerous things to come.


Apple looks to hire new iPhone OS security manager

11/05/2009, 02:11 pm

As hackers continue to exploit the iPhone platform to run unauthorized code, Apple is in the process of hiring a new security manager to help lock down its mobile operating system.


Apple's Snow Leopard upgrades Mac OS X, downgrades Flash

09/03/2009, 08:09 am

While Snow Leopard makes a number of improvements to Apple's Mac OS X machines, for those who have kept Adobe Flash up to date, installing the new operating system will reportedly downgrade the software.


Snow Leopard to warn Apple users of malware - reports

08/26/2009, 07:08 am

Only days before the launch of Apple's upcoming operating system upgrade, Snow Leopard, numerous online reports have alleged that the final build includes an anti-malware feature.


Apple aware of iPhone OS 3.0 e-mail security bug

08/18/2009, 09:08 am

The act of deleting an e-mail within iPhone OS 3.0 isn't enough to destroy its contents, and Apple is reportedly aware of the flaw and could be working on a fix.


Hack can open up iPhone to push messaging exploit

07/22/2009, 04:07 pm

While a variety of sources have published a story accusing the iPhone 3.0 software of broadcasting instant messages to random iPhones, in reality this exploit affects only users who have hacked their phone and made it vulnerable.


Apple working to fix unreleased iPhone SMS exploit

07/02/2009, 03:07 pm

Tipped off by a Mac OS X security expert, Apple is working to repair a serious security flaw in the iPhone’s operating system – one that could allow an attacker to track the phone’s location via GPS, eavesdrop on conversations via the microphone, or create a mobile bot net capable of unleashing denial of service attacks.


Apple plugs critical Java security hole affecting Tiger, Leopard

06/15/2009, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday finally got around to patching a widely-publicized security flaw in the version of Java shipping with Mac OS X, which could leave a Mac open to attack while browsing the web.


Microsoft announces free anti-virus service for Windows

06/11/2009, 08:06 am

Leading anti-virus software producers Symantec and McAfee will face new competition in the lucrative market for fixing Windows when Microsoft launches its own free security service, dubbed Morro, sometime in the second half of 2009.


Security firm warns of Java vulnerability in Mac OS X

05/20/2009, 06:05 pm

The version of Java that Apple currently includes with Mac OS X contains a critical security vulnerability that has gone unrepaired for months and may put Mac OS X users at risk, Mac security software developer Intego said Wednesday.


Apple hires One Laptop Per Child security expert and noted critic

05/13/2009, 11:05 pm

Apple has hired Ivan Krstic, the developer of the security architecture for the One Laptop Per Child project's XO system and subsequently a vocal critic of the failed OLPC program. Krstic is a prodigy security guru with anti-malware credentials.


Over 100 fixes in 10.5.7; Security Update 2009-002 in testing

04/07/2009, 12:04 pm

Another week has passed and another beta of Mac OS X 10.5.7 has fallen into the hands of Apple developers. Separately, Apple is also beta testing its second security update of the year for certain Mac OS X distributions.


Apple developing 'stealth' biometric security for iPhone

03/27/2009, 08:03 am

Apple has developed a new technique that would hide a biometric reader inside an iPhone or a Mac and let owners lock down their systems with fingerprints or even facial recognition -- all without ever having to break from their usual routine.


Pwn2Own contest winner: Macs are safer than Windows

03/26/2009, 12:03 pm

Charlie Miller, the security expert who won both this and last year's CanSecWest Pwn2Own security contests by exploiting Macs running Safari, repeated in an interview that he'd recommend Macs to typical users as a safer alternative to Windows PCs.


Mac security researcher wins Pwn2Own contest with Safari hack

03/19/2009, 01:03 am

In a repeat performance of last year, security researcher Charlie Miller arrived at the CanSecWest conference this week with a prepared exploit to use in cracking Safari running on Mac OS X.


Two new trojan horses threaten Mac software pirates

01/26/2009, 09:01 am

Tens of thousands of users who've downloaded pirated versions of iWork '09 or Photoshop CS4 may have opened their Macs to remote attacks from malicious users.


New QuickTime 7.6 addresses quality, security

01/21/2009, 02:01 pm

Apple just released the new QuickTime 7.6, which includes updates for encoding quality, reliability, compatibility, and security enhancements.


Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bit security

01/16/2009, 09:01 am

In addition to the benefits detailed in previous articles in this series, the move to 64-bits in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will enhance Apple's efforts to secure its operating system.


Apple pulls support note recommending antivirus software

12/03/2008, 08:12 am

Apple has removed a widely publicized support document from its website that encouraged Mac OS X users to install antivirus software, explaining that its operating system was designed with safeguards to protect against malicious attacks on its own.


Apple: iPhone security holes, contacts lag, GPS quirks to be fixed soon

08/28/2008, 04:08 pm

A third software update for the iPhone 3G due next month will fix a broad assortment of problems and security issues that users have reported with the handset, say company spokespeople and a pair of alleged emails from chief executive Steve Jobs.