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June 24, 2018
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Apple disputes claims of iOS ‘vulnerability’ to brute force passcode hack

Apple on Saturday responded to reports suggesting a security researcher had discovered a simple to execute bypass to iOS passcode protections, saying the supposed vulnerability is in fact the result of erroneous testing. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 10, 2017
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This week’s top stories: Zero-day HomeKit vulnerability, iOS 12 wishlist, Amazon Prime Video comes to Apple TV, more

In this week’s top stories: Jony Ive returns to his post at the top of design management, Apple Pay Cash begins to rollout, a zero-day HomeKit vulnerability, an iOS 12 wishlist imagines what next year’s update could look like, and more. … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
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macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works: “We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. … Continue reading

September 26, 2017
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macOS’s Keychain vulnerability reported earlier in Sept., Apple patch likely coming soon

The Keychain password vulnerability affecting multiple versions of macOS — including High Sierra — was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and will likely be patched by the company in the near future, according to the security researcher who first … Continue reading

September 25, 2017
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macOS High Sierra vulnerability may let unsigned apps steal Keychain logins in plaintext

Apple’s macOS High Sierra contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext, though it requires victims to intentionally override built-in security, a researcher noted on Monday. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 12, 2017
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Apple secretly patched iPhone vulnerability allowing unauthorized collection of sensor data

Apple in 2016 issued a fix for a website-based iOS exploit that could’ve allowed hackers to collect sensor data from iPhones, and potentially learn many things about their targets — even their passcodes, researchers revealed this week. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

April 27, 2016
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FBI’s first vulnerability tip to Apple came on April 14 for already-patched flaw

Apple on Tuesday said the FBI divulged its first vulnerability tip under a White House process for sharing digital security flaws with private corporations on April 14, but the information was useless as Apple had already patched the issue nine … Continue reading

March 11, 2016
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Yet another “critical” Flash vulnerability allows an attacker to take control of your Mac – fix available

Adobe has announced the latest in a long line of “critical” Flash vulnerabilities, allowing an attacker to take control of your Mac. The same vulnerability has been found in Adobe AIR. The company has released updates for both, which we … Continue reading