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Topic: Security

Zoom freezing development to fix security & privacy flaws

04/02/2020, 08:04 am

Popular video conferencing app Zoom has come under fire for numerous security flaws in the last few days, and has now issued a public apology plus a plan of action for resolving the issues.


Two more macOS Zoom flaws surface, as lawsuit & government probe loom

04/01/2020, 11:04 am

As New York launches a probe and a class action lawsuit is levied against video conferencing app Zoom, a security researcher has discovered two vulnerabilities in its macOS client.


Apple will cancel iCloud account recovery if user spams requests

03/25/2020, 11:03 am

Recovering a lost Apple ID account can take several days for security reasons, but there are actions desperate users should avoid if they want it to go off without a hitch.


Popular apps like TikTok are snooping on your iPhone clipboard

03/13/2020, 11:03 am

Many popular iOS and iPadOS apps appear to be snooping on device clipboards, according to new research, although there isn't currently any evidence of abuse.


New Intel chip flaw threatens encryption, but Macs are safe

03/06/2020, 10:03 am

A chip-level flaw in Intel-made silicon could render many of the chipmaker's security features useless, though recent Macs are safe.


Corellium exploits iOS jailbreak to install Android on iPhone

03/04/2020, 07:03 pm

Cybersecurity startup Corellium, which is being sued by Apple over alleged copyright infringement, on Wednesday revealed Project Sandcastle, a beta product that leverages the checkra1n jailbreak to launch a version of Android on older iPhone models.


Researchers can hijack Siri with inaudible ultrasonic waves

03/04/2020, 10:03 am

Security researchers have discovered a way to covertly hijack Siri and other smartphone digital assistants using ultrasonic waves, sounds that cannot be normally heard by humans.


What you need to know about security keys on iOS and macOS

03/02/2020, 02:03 pm

A physical security key, like a YubiKey, is an excellent way to bolster your two-factor authentication and help keep your online accounts and data safe from attackers. Here's what you need to know about using them on iOS and macOS.


State-sponsored Mac malware easily repurposed by ex-NSA hacker

03/02/2020, 07:03 am

A former hacker for the National Security Agency has demonstrated an effective approach for malware creators to attack macOS, by repurposing code developed by state-sponsored hackers.


MI5 head wants 'exceptional access' to encrypted communications

02/28/2020, 07:02 am

The increased use of encryption has made the Internet a "wild west, unregulated, inaccessible to authorities, according to chief of British security agency MI5 Sir Andrew Parker, with the use of end-to-end encryption by Apple and other tech companies continuing to make it nearly impossible for law enforcement officials to monitor online conversations.


Santander, intel contractor L3Harris Technologies drawn into Apple vs Corellium battle [u]

02/22/2020, 01:02 pm

A new development in the Apple versus Corellium legal battle has drawn two high-value private companies -- L3Harris Technologies and Santander Bank -- into the fight for using the iPhone virtualization software in question.


Microsoft readying iOS expansion of enterprise Threat Protection platform

02/20/2020, 10:02 am

Microsoft is extending its Threat Protection platform to cover mobile platforms, with it preparing to offer an update to its enterprise-grade security solution for iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets.


Mac malware outpaced Windows PCs threats for first time in 2019, report says

02/11/2020, 07:02 pm

According to a report from Malwarebytes on Tuesday, the number of malware threats detected on Mac endpoints outpaced those targeting Windows PCs for the first time in 2019, with adware accounting for a bulk of all detected threats.


Apple joins Microsoft, Samsung, Intel in FIDO security alliance

02/11/2020, 08:02 am

Apple is now a member of the FIDO alliance, a body that aims to increase user security while reducing reliance on passwords. It's one of the last major technology firms to join.


Apple using hashes to flag & evaluate emails to hunt down child abuse images

02/11/2020, 07:02 am

In a court filing, Apple has revealed how it is able to monitor emails passing through its systems for images of child abuse, with the iPhone maker keeping a look out for hashes pertaining to specific photographs and videos which are automatically flagged for inspection.


Wacom defends itself against data harvesting accusations

02/08/2020, 01:02 pm

Wacom has responded to allegations drivers for its tablet line are collecting data on its users and passing it on to Google, including the names of macOS applications being used, by claiming it has no access to personal data and what data it collects is anonymized before it is seen by the company.


WhatsApp client flaw allows hackers to read files stored on any device

02/05/2020, 12:02 pm

A critical security issue has been uncovered in WhatsApp, one that could allow a hacker to read files stored on a user's device if the Facebook-owned messaging app isn't updated with the latest patch.


Philips Hue smart bulb allows hackers to attack your network

02/05/2020, 07:02 am

Owners of Philips Hue smart bulbs are being urged to check its firmware, after the publication of a vulnerability in how the accessories communicate with each other over Zigbee could allow an attacker to gain control over the whole home network.


Google Photos has shared some users' private videos with strangers

02/04/2020, 07:02 am

Google has sent notices to some of its Google Photos users, telling them that that some of the videos stored in the service may have been exported to random users' archives.


Fixed Sudo flaw in macOS gave root-command privileges to all users

02/03/2020, 01:02 pm

A vulnerability has been discovered in 'Sudo,' a powerful utility used in the macOS Terminal, one that could allow for users with restrictive privileges or malicious software to be able to run commands with administrative-level privileges, which could result in the loss or theft of user data in unpatched Macs.