The Apple iMessage protocol has been shrouded in secrecy for years now, but a pair of security researchers have reverse-engineered the protocol and found that Apple controls the encryption key infrastructure for the system and therefore has the ability to read users’ text messages–or decrypt them and hand them over at the order of a[…]
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After a botched software update over the weekend, Apple re-released version 6.0 of its Apple TV product last night.
Hackers from the venerable Chaos Computer Club in Germany have found a method for bypassing the new iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint security mechanism. The method, which is the first known technique for circumventing the iPhone’s newest security feature, involves taking a picture of a user’s fingerprint and then creating a latex copy of it to unlock the phone.
Hackers have only had a few days to play around with Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, but apparently that’s all the time one of them needed to find a flaw that can allow anyone to bypass the lockscreen on phones running the much-buzzed operating system.
Yesterday’s iOS 7 update brought a slew of bug fixes, 80 in total, to Apple devices.
Apple pushed a handful of patches late last week and updated its OS X Mountain Lion to 10.8.5, improving “stability, compatibility and security” issues and fixing 30 different vulnerabilities in the operating system.
If you haven’t heard, Apple unveiled two new iterations of the iPhone at one of the Cupertino company’s typically grandiose product events yesterday. As usual, there was plenty of hype to go around, but the biggest change as far as security is concerned is the addition of a fingerprint scanner on the high-end new iPhone 5S.
Packet Storm made public today a proof-of-concept exploiting a known and patched heap buffer overflow vulnerability in Apple’s Safari browser.
A bug in Apple’s Core Text technology is at the core of denial of service conditions on iOS and Mac OS X caused by a string of Arabic text making the rounds online.
Attackers looking to exploit a previously disclosed and apparently still unpatched bug in sudo, a Unix-based Linux command found in most Apple OS X builds have gotten a little more help this week.