Google researchers detail malicious website exploits that targeted iPhone users for years

A new report from Vice today details discoveries made by Google Project Zero researchers that “may be one of the largest attacks against iPhone users ever.” The basis of the attacks is a series of hacked websites, which were randomly distributing malware to iPhone users. more… The post Google researchers detail malicious website exploits that […]

Report: Apple to provide ‘pre-jailbroken’ iPhones to researchers, launch macOS bug bounty program

Apple is reportedly set to provide security researchers with unique iPhone models that would allow them to more easily find weaknesses in iOS. Forbes reports that Apple will make this announcement at the Black Hat security conference later this week. more… The post Report: Apple to provide ‘pre-jailbroken’ iPhones to researchers, launch macOS bug bounty […]

Latest Mac malware OSX/CrescentCore hides from security researchers

No fewer than six examples of Mac malware were discovered last month, including one which exploits a vulnerability in macOS Gatekeeper. The latest example – dubbed OSX/CrescentCore – takes steps to hide from security researchers. Security company Intego says it has found CrescentCore on multiple websites, posing as, you guessed it, a Flash Player updater […]

Alibaba researchers say they have found an untethered jailbreak for iPhone X & iOS 11.2.1

Security researches from Chinese company Alibaba claim to have successfully jalibroken the iPhone X running iOS 11.2.1. In a blog post, the researchers explained that they were originally able to successfully jailbreak iOS 11.2, the same jailbreak is also applicable to iOS 11.2.1, which was released just this week… more… 9to5Mac

Researchers develop new battery tech that can recharge in minutes & hold 3x the power

One common request for each year’s iPhone refresh is revolutionary new battery performance and a team from the University of Texas has developed a new battery technology that could one day change the game. The new battery technology claims to be safer, more powerful, and quicker to charge… more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac