The government made requests for data on as many as 10,000 Apple user accounts through May 31, Apple said, adding that most of the requests involved criminal matters, though some pertained to national security.
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An iPhone user has managed a screen-lock bypass on the beta version of Apple iOS 7, which has been available since Monday.
A convenience feature native to iOS combined with a directory of carrier-specific SSID preloaded onto iPhones could lead to some devices automatically connecting to rogue networks spoofing a legitimate Wi-Fi access point.
Apple released QuickTime 7.7.4 for Windows, which patched a handful of vulnerabilities, some which could have led to arbitrary code execution and caused the program to unexpectedly terminate.
Nearly a year since the Flashback Trojan surfaced and ultimately infected more than 600,000 Apple OS X computers, the author of the malware may haven been discovered.
Less than a day after Apple announced a new two-factor authentication to better protect Apple ID and iCloud accounts, the company was scrambling to fix another major security hole with its own password reset tool.
Apple has introduced a new two-factor authentication system designed to help protect users’ iTunes and App Store accounts and prevent attackers or unauthorized users from taking over users’ accounts. The system is similar to the one that Google has implemented for Gmail, utilizing verification codes sent via SMS.
Apple has patched a handful of security vulnerabilities in iOS, including a bug that was used for the latest iPhone jailbreak tool, called Evasion. Apple iOS 6.1.3 has patches for six vulnerabilities, including the screen lock bypass bug and a flaw in WebKit that can be used to execute arbitrary code.
Apple on Thursday released a large batch of security fixes for its OS X operating system, one of which patches a flaw that allowed Java Web Start applications to run even when users had Java disabled in the browser. OS X 10.8.3 fixes 21 total vulnerabilities, and also includes a new version of the malware removal tool for Apple machines.