Yesterday’s iOS 7 update brought a slew of bug fixes, 80 in total, to Apple devices.
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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.
Apple claims it will fix a previous disclosed flaw in its mobile operating system that can allow hackers complete access to an iPhone or iPad via a fake USB charger.
Several days after taking its developer Web site down without a mention of the reason, Apple has revealed that attackers had breached the site. The company said that while it can’t rule out the theft of developers’ data, all of the sensitive personal information was encrypted.
Apple has one of the more gilded consumer brands and the company spends a lot of time and money to keep it that way. Consumers love Apple. Scammers and attackers do too, though, and security researchers in recent months have seen a major spike in the volume of phishing emails abusing Apple’s brand, most of which are focused on stealing users’ Apple IDs and payment information.