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August 16, 2019
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Serious Bluetooth security flaw officially acknowledged; now patched by Apple

A serious Bluetooth security flaw has been acknowledged by Bluetooth SIG, the official body in charge of standards for the wireless communications technology. It is sufficiently dangerous that the official Bluetooth specification has been changed. The vulnerability would make it … Continue reading

July 1, 2019
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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 … Continue reading

June 28, 2019
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Apple security engineering chief to talk iOS and macOS at Black Hat 2019

At the Black Hat security conference in August, a lead Apple security executive will offer new details on iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. The talk will run for 50 minutes and is entitled “Behind the Scenes of iOS and Mac … Continue reading

June 20, 2019
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Apple releases firmware security update for discontinued AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations

While Apple’s AirPort lineup has long been discontinued, the company is still supporting the devices with software updates. AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations have received a new firmware security update today. more… The post Apple releases firmware … Continue reading

March 23, 2019
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Get Intego’s Mac Internet Security X9 bundle w/ parental controls for 35% off

For a limited time 9to5Mac readers can get the new Intego Mac Internet Security X9 premium bundle for over 35% off at the link below: Intego Mac Internet Security X9 premium bundle for $ 59 (Reg. $ 84). Or get … Continue reading

October 17, 2018
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Apple joins forces w/ Google, Microsoft & Mozilla to deprecate 20-year-old web security protocol

Apple is coming together with Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by early 2020. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security and is used to protect web traffic. ArsTechnica was first to report on … Continue reading

October 12, 2018
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1Password for Mac disables auto-submit feature as macOS Mojave boosts security

1Password has disabled the auto-submission of passwords in the latest version of its Mac app. The company says that the move has been forced on it by increased security measures in macOS Mojave, but that it agrees with the decision … Continue reading

October 8, 2018
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Department of Homeland Security says ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple’s denial of spy chip story

In response to a Bloomberg Businessweek story alleging Apple discovered Chinese spy ships in its servers, The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement in which it sides with Apple. The DHS says it currently has “no reason to … Continue reading

August 1, 2018
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PSA: Reddit reveals security breach, password reset and 2FA upgrade recommended

Reddit announced in a post today that it recently discovered a security incident where a hacker was able to gain access to some user data, including emails and hashed passwords from an old database. more… 9to5Mac

May 22, 2018
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Report: President Trump uses two iPhones, one just for Twitter, but doesn’t follow security protocols

President Trump’s use of an iPhone has been documented before, but a new report from Politico says he uses two iPhones, and is rather negligent in terms of security… more… 9to5Mac

March 8, 2018
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How to implement Apple’s two-factor authentication for security on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

Given the news about the cost of a pilfered iCloud account, it seems only prudent for users to take precautions. A good safety measure is two-factor authentication — AppleInsider shows you how to turn it on from your Mac or … Continue reading

March 1, 2018
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Samsung’s attempt to catch up with iPhone X’s Face ID security may be hampered by poor facial recognition

The Intelligent Scan security feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9 may not be as secure as it seems, as a report suggests the facial recognition technology it uses is a weaker component of the biometric-based system compared to Apple’s Face … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
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Purported iOS iBoot source code leaks, potential security issue for iPhones

Motherboard reports this evening that a GitHub user has shared the source code for Apple’s iBoot System, which is the part of the operating system that handles the trusted boot up process. At this point, it’s unclear where this source … Continue reading