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Topic: Security

Newegg card skimming hack stole customer payment details for over a month

09/19/2018, 01:09 pm

Online retailer Newegg has become the victim of a month-long data breach, with the payment details of thousands of customers potentially acquired by hackers, by adding code to the store's payments page in a similar manner to other recent attacks.

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Apple details Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, student ID cards, more in updated iOS Security Guide

09/17/2018, 07:09 pm

Following the release of iOS 12, Apple on Monday issued as revised version of its iOS Security Guide detailing new features and system improvements including Siri Suggestions, the new Shortcuts app, Screen Time and more.

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Updates bring Password Autofill support to 1Password, Dashlane, Keeper and LastPass

09/17/2018, 05:09 pm

Updates to popular iOS titles 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass and Keeper deliver support for Apple's Password Autofill tool, a built-in password management extension that is now open to third-party apps in iOS 12.

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WebKit flaw crashes iPhones when malicious page opened in browsers, HTML-rendering apps

09/17/2018, 08:09 am

A security researcher has disclosed a bug in WebKit that can cause a kernel panic on an iOS device, prompting a restart of an affected iPhone or iPad, by exploiting a vulnerability in the rendering engine using just 15 lines of code in a webpage.

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Safari for iOS URL spoofing exploit revealed, with no documented fix

09/11/2018, 10:09 am

A security researcher has revealed an issue that can allow website addresses to be spoofed in Safari for iOS and Microsoft's Edge browser, but while Microsoft has since fixed the flaw, it is unclear if Apple has updated Safari, potentially leaving the iOS browser vulnerable to attack.

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Review: Ring's iPhone-connected Spotlight Cam Solar falters without a paid subscription

09/08/2018, 05:09 am

Ring's Spotlight Cam Solar kit is a decent option for outdoor security -- but hard to recommend to most people unless you can check very specific boxes.

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More malicious apps found in Mac App Store that are stealing user data

09/07/2018, 04:09 pm

A number of apps in the Mac App Store have been found to be stealing data from its users, acquiring sensitive information and sending it to the developer, including one app which was the top paid utility available in the store before its removal.

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Spyware maker mSpy exposes iCloud info as part of massive data breach

09/06/2018, 10:09 am

The private data of millions of people -- including iCloud usernames and authentication tokens -- was recently exposed on an mSpy Web database which, until it was taken down, didn't require authentication.

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Google's $50 Titan Security Keys for consumer accounts now available in U.S.

08/30/2018, 11:08 am

Google has started to sell its Titan Security Keys to the public in the United States, expanding the availability of the Google-produced hardware tokens from just its cloud customers to anyone who wants to enhance the security of their Google account -- and they work on the Mac and iOS.

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Sprint staff portal poorly secured, allowed for easy SIM swapping attack

08/27/2018, 09:08 am

"Weak passwords" are being blamed for a security breach at wireless carrier Sprint, which could have set up users for an attack allowing for phone number theft and transfer.

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Flaws in Apple & Asurion websites expose PINs of millions of iPhone users

08/24/2018, 08:08 pm

Although already fixed, security vulnerabilites at Apple's online store and the website for Asurion, a phone insurance firm, recently exposed the PINs of millions of mobile accounts, a report revealed on Friday.

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Personal data of two million customers swiped in T-Mobile breach

08/24/2018, 08:08 am

T-Mobile has confirmed it is the victim of a server breach where attackers accessed customer data, with the recently-discovered intrusion involving personal data potentially affecting as many as two million users of the major U.S. carrier.

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Exploit in Airmail 3 for macOS can send a user's data to attackers by simply opening an email

08/22/2018, 09:08 am

The macOS email client Airmail 3 contains a number of severe vulnerabilities, researchers claim, with attackers potentially able to use the exploits to steal a user's emails and attachments, just from the user opening a specially-constructed message.

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US DOJ wants Facebook to help wiretap Messenger, report says

08/17/2018, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly pushing Facebook to disable or otherwise break end-to-end encryption in its Messenger text and voice messaging service as part of a criminal investigation into the MS-13 gang.

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Apple says no customer information involved in hack by Australian teen

08/17/2018, 12:08 am

Apple on Friday commented on recent revelations that an Australian teen gained unauthorized access to its corporate computer network, saying the hack did not compromise customer data despite reports claiming the boy accessed customer accounts.

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'Foreshadow' Intel processor attack bypasses protections for secure data held on chip

08/14/2018, 02:08 pm

A new vulnerability called "Foreshadow" affecting Intel processors has been revealed by researchers to bypass the company's built-in security on the chip, an attack which has the potential to acquire sensitive data stored on supposedly secure cordoned-off areas on the processor.

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'Synthetic Click' attack re-emerges in macOS High Sierra at Defcon

08/13/2018, 12:08 pm

A vulnerability has been discovered in macOS that could allow an attacker to impersonate a mouse click, enabling for it to bypass security prompts and completely compromise a Mac, a flaw that was found by accident.

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Australian parliament will debate bill to weaken encryption by end of 2018

08/13/2018, 09:08 am

Australia's government will debate proposed legislation before the end of this year that could force Apple and other companies to introduce backdoors into their products and services, such as the iPhone or iMessage, under the guise of assisting with national security and law enforcement investigations.

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Apple wants iPhone to be proof of identity and replace passports

08/09/2018, 08:08 am

Apple has considered the possibility of using the iPhone as a form of identification for the user, with one proposed onboard secure storage system using RFID having the potential to use a smartphone as an alternative to a passport for travelers at ports.

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Pentagon bans geolocation services on iPhones, Apple Watch used by military personnel

08/07/2018, 08:08 am

U.S. military personnel are banned from using geolocation features in iPhones, the Apple Watch, and other smartphones and fitness trackers while deployed, as the Pentagon believes they could endanger lives by revealing the user's location in areas where they are operating.

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