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Topic: Security

UK's GCHQ, U.S. officials cast doubt on iCloud server spy chip report

10/05/2018, 09:10 am

A report claiming Apple and almost 30 other companies were targeted by Chinese spies embedding chips in hardware has faced more scrutiny over the last 24 hours, with government officials and security agencies sharing doubts over the story's accuracy.

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Apple denies claim China slipped spy chips into its iCloud server hardware [u]

10/04/2018, 07:10 am

A Bloomberg report claims Apple, Amazon, and almost 30 other companies were the subject of hacking by Chinese spies embedding chips in hardware for surveillance purposes, a story that Apple has now twice refuted as "wrong and misinformed."

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What you need to know about the 'Presidential Alert' coming to your iPhone on Wednesday

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

If you live in the U.S., expect to hear a familiar warning tone on your iPhone later on Wednesday -- this time, however, regardless of which part of the country you live in and what your alert settings are. AppleInsider delves into Wednesday's Presidential Alert system test.

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Apple joins other tech giants denouncing Australia encryption backdoor proposals

10/03/2018, 07:10 am

Apple is joining Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook in opposing a proposed law in Australia that would force companies to provide law enforcement officials access to encrypted data for the purposes of fighting crime, or face steep penalties.

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HomeKit support rolling out for Netatmo Welcome security camera

10/02/2018, 08:10 am

Netatmo is beginning to deploy HomeKit support for owners of its Welcome indoor security camera, beginning with beta testers, the company has confirmed.

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FBI makes suspect unlock iPhone X in first confirmed instance of forced Face ID

09/30/2018, 11:09 pm

The FBI recently ordered a suspect to unlock his iPhone X via Face ID, in the first known example of police doing so anywhere in the world.

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Complex iOS 12 passcode bypasses grant access to iPhone Contacts and Photos

09/28/2018, 11:09 pm

A pair of extremely involved passcode bypasses discovered in Apple's latest iOS 12 can grant attackers access to Contacts and Photo data on a user's iPhone, including models protected by Face ID.

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Almost 50M Facebook accounts at risk for theft after latest security breach

09/28/2018, 01:09 pm

Facebook on Friday revealed that it recently uncovered a major security breach impacting close to 50 million users, which could result in the user's account being stolen by the thieves.

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Apple's Device Enrollment Program vulnerable to attack over device serial authentication

09/27/2018, 08:09 am

Apple's Device Enrollment Program, used by businesses to provision iPhones and iPads with an internal device management server, is claimed to have a weakness in its authentication that could allow an attacker to learn internal information about an organization.

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Australian teen receives 8 months probation for hacking Apple's corporate network

09/26/2018, 11:09 pm

An Australian teen who gained unauthorized access to Apple's corporate network has been sentenced to eight months probation for his crimes, which included the collection of about one terabyte of sensitive data gleaned from company servers.

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Zero-day vulnerability in macOS Mojave bypasses system-level privacy permissions

09/24/2018, 07:09 pm

Apple's macOS Mojave, which was released to users around the world on Monday, includes a faulty implementation of security protections that can potentially expose personal user data, according to one security researcher.

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NSO malware accessed executive's iPhone within minutes

09/20/2018, 04:09 pm

While the Pegasus software accessed the man's iPhone while he was in the company's offices, the attack was not wide, and the entrepreneur had volunteered his phone.

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Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

09/19/2018, 03:09 pm

A frequent critic of the company in regards to China, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has reportedly sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company didn't immediately react to word a Mac App Store title was exporting browser histories to the country.

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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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