Browsing Category: Apple

Apple Fixes Certificate Validation Flaw in iOS

Apple on Friday quietly pushed out a security update to iOS that restores some certificate-validation checks that had apparently been missing from the operating system for an unspecified amount of time. Apple released iOS 7.06 on Friday and the only content in the update was a small security fix that the company said addressed a[...]

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XSS Filter Bypass Bug Found in Chrome and Safari

Categories: Apple, Vulnerabilities

There is a bug in the anti-cross site scripting filter in Chrome and Safari that enables an attacker to bypass the filter in some cases and use an XSS flaw on a given site to compromise visitors’s machines. The vulnerability is fairly simple to exploit and a researcher has posted proof-of-concept code. The vulnerability lies[...]

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Apple Starts iBeacon Tracking System in Stores

Categories: Apple, Privacy, Web Security

If you’re still wondering when the future will get here, stop looking to the skies for flying cars and look down at your iPhone the next time you walk into an Apple store. The company has just kicked off a new in-store tracking initiative that uses Bluetooth to push offers and notifications to customers as they wander through the aisles looking at Beats headphones and One Direction phone cases.

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Apple iOS 7.04 Fixes App Store Purchase Flaw

Apple has released a new fix for iOS 7–no, it doesn’t roll your phone back to iOS 6–that patches a vulnerability that enabled a user to make app or in-app purchases without needing to enter a password. The release of iOS 7.04 marks the third update of the iPhone operating system in the short time[...]

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Apple Says It Has ‘Never Received an Order Under Section 215′

Categories: Apple, Government, Privacy

In a new report detailing the number and kind of requests for user information it’s gotten from various governments, Apple said it has never received a request for information under Section 215 of the USA PATROT Act and would likely fight one if it ever came. The company also disclosed that it has received between[...]

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