Browsing Tag: apple

Tightened Security, Regulated App Permissions in Store for iOS 6

Categories: Apple, Mobile Security, Privacy

In a move that will patch several loopholes with its iPhone, the newest iteration of Apple’s mobile operation system, iOS 6, will come with heightened security, it was revealed at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week.

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Adobe Releases Sandboxed Flash Player for Firefox

Adobe Releases Sandboxed Flash Player for Firefox

Categories: Apple, Web Security

Adobe has released a new version of the Flash player that now gives Firefox users the additional security of a sandbox and also includes a background update mechanism for Mac users. Flash has run in a sandbox on Google Chrome and Internet Explorer for some time already.

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Apple Details iOS Security Features in New Guide

Categories: Apple, Mobile Security

Apple has released a detailed security guide for its iOS operating system, an unprecedented move for a company known for not discussing the technical details of its products, let alone the security architecture. The document lays out the system architecture, data protection capabilities and network security features in iOS, most of which had been known before but hadn’t been publicly discussed by Apple.

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Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 Devices Released

Categories: Apple, Mobile Security

A group of developers has released a new untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1. The hack allows users to run unsigned apps on their devices, something that Apple doesn’t like so much.

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FBI Warns Top Firms Of Anonymous Protest Hacks on May 25

The FBI Cyber Division has sent a warning to some of the world’s top corporations about a coordinated campaign of denial of service attacks and hacking, scheduled for Friday, May 25.

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Flaw in OS X Lion Encryption Leaves User Credentials in Plaintext

Categories: Apple, Cryptography

There’s a serious weakness in certain versions of Apple OS X that causes the operating system to store users’ login credentials for the FileVault encrypted storage in plaintext. The bug, which is found in older versions of FileVault present on OS X Lion 10.7.3 systems, enables anyone with admin access to the machine to get the login password for the FileVault system. The flaw also can be exploited when a machine is in FireWire disk mode and accessible to another computer.

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