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Topic: Security

If you want to sue Apple over FaceTime eavesdropping and live in Canada, now's your chance

01/31/2019, 01:01 pm

A Montreal lawfirm is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Apple over its recently-disclosed Group FaceTime bug, which let people spy on others who hadn't actually accepted a call.

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New 'CookieMiner' malware aims to steal cryptocurrency logins from Mac owners

01/31/2019, 10:01 am

Newly-discovered Mac malware is geared toward stealing browser cookies for cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase and Bittrex, security researchers say.

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LIFX responds to security vulnerabilities in HomeKit smart bulbs saying fixed in Q4 2018

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

LIFX has responded to the recent revelation of serious security flaws within its White mini HomeKit-enabled bulbs, saying all three issues were fixed at the tail-end of 2018.

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New York state begins probe into Apple's FaceTime vulnerability

01/30/2019, 04:01 pm

New York state is launching an investigation into whether Apple failed to properly warn customers about a Group FaceTime vulnerability that allowed people to spy on others.

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LIFX HomeKit bulbs appear to be storing Wi-Fi passwords unencrypted

01/30/2019, 02:01 pm

A hardware hacker has revealed a trio of vulnerabilities in the popular LIFX HomeKit-enabled smart bulbs, that could expose a user's Wi-Fi password to somebody devoted to rooting through your trash.

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Siri Shortcuts can be used to steal and send personal data, developer warns

01/30/2019, 10:01 am

iPhone and iPad owners should be careful about which Shortcuts they run in iOS 12, since malicious app creators could use them to scrape valuable data, a developer warns.

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Former US spies used iPhone hack tool on dissidents, on behalf of UAE

01/30/2019, 09:01 am

Using a tool known as "Karma," a team of former U.S. intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates broke into the iPhones of activists, diplomats, and even foreign leaders, a report said on Wednesday.

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Apple was told about Group FaceTime privacy bug more than a week before closing access

01/29/2019, 02:01 pm

Apple may have known about the Group FaceTime privacy bug a week before the company disabled the feature, with one Twitter user claiming to have informed Apple of the issue discovered by their child the previous Monday.

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If you've got mystery artists in your Spotify history, here's why

01/25/2019, 10:01 am

A number of Spotify listeners are encountering unknown artists in their play histories, something that appears connected to a 2018 security breach at Facebook.

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Mac malware attack found to hide payload in advertising graphics

01/24/2019, 02:01 pm

A new way of attacking macOS with malware has been detailed by security researchers, with malicious online advertising found to have used steganography to disguise its payload within the ad's image files, in order to fool security systems.

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Abode unveils second-gen smarthome gateway with future Apple HomeKit support

01/21/2019, 11:01 am

Abode on Monday launched its second-generation smarthome gateway, with the promise that Apple HomeKit support is coming "soon."

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Tim Cook renews call to Congress for federal data privacy law reforms, suggests creation of 'data-broker clearinghouse'

01/17/2019, 05:01 am

The U.S. Congress should implement comprehensive federal privacy legislation to protect and empower customers against "data brokers," Apple CEO Tim Cook has declared, calling for lawmakers to introduce landmark reforms that fundamentally change the rules by which companies should abide regarding the collection and storage of user data.

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American Data Dissemination Act seeks to legislate how the tech industry uses your data

01/16/2019, 02:01 pm

Senator Marco Rubio has announced the American Data Dissemination Act, a data privacy bill that aims to shore up existing privacy laws and establish a minimum standard for tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook to obey.

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How to make new T2-secured Macs boot from external drives

01/15/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple's security processor gets in the way when you're trying to use external drives to boot from. Fix this now because if you wait until you need to restart from one, you'll have problems.

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Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

01/14/2019, 11:01 am

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

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Ring camera support teams may have access to all video recorded by users [u]

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

People with Ring indoor or outdoor cameras may have had any some of their private videos seen by teams working for the company, an expose claimed on Thursday. [Updated with additional Ring response]

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US carriers again vow to better control data access after pay-to-track scandal

01/10/2019, 01:01 pm

Major U.S. carriers have for a second time promised to better control data access after a site successfully tracked down a T-Mobile phone by paying a bounty hunter $300.

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Zerodium hikes bounties for Apple vulnerabilities to as high as $2M

01/10/2019, 11:01 am

Zerodium -- a security firm that pays for exploits discovered by outside researchers -- this week increased its bounties for Apple-related vulnerabilities across the board, offering as much as $2 million for the most sensitive ones.

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New phishing scam masquerades as Apple support call

01/04/2019, 05:01 pm

The latest scam targeting Apple device users is particularly insidious, appearing to come as a call from the company's real phone support number, according to a well-known security researcher.

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How to use Safari's saved passwords in other Mac apps

01/04/2019, 01:01 pm

Safari will handily offer you the right password when you want to log into a website but it appears useless if you need the same login for an app. AppleInsider shows you how to use Safari's stored passwords wherever you need.

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