Researchers at FireEye disclosed Masque, a vulnerability in iOS that enabled the WireLurker attacks. It was reported in July, but has yet to be patched by Apple.
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A Windows version of the WireLurker malware has been discovered, and like the Mac OS X version, it too is believed to have been shut down.
Researchers at Palo Alto Networks discovered a new family of Mac OS X malware that was capable of also infecting iOS devices. The command infrastructure supporting WireLurker has been shut down.
The last year has produced a rogues’ gallery of vulnerabilities in transport layer security implementations and new attacks on the key protocols, from Heartbleed to the Apple gotofail flaw to the recent POODLE attack. To help developers and security researchers identify applications that are vulnerable to known SSL/TLS attacks and configuration problems, Google is releasing a[…]
Apple has fixed a huge number of security vulnerabilities in OS X and iTunes and, at the same time, is being hit with criticisms about privacy issues in the new version of OS X. The latest version of the operating system, known as Yosemite, sends location information to Apple by default via the Spotlight search[…]
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the recent movement toward default encryption of smartphones and other devices could “lead us to a very, very dark place.” Echoing comments made by law enforcement officials for the last several decades, Comey said that the advanced cryptosystems available today threaten to cripple the ability of intelligence and law[…]
The changes that both Google and Apple have made to their mobile operating systems to encrypt the data on users’ devices have generated praise from the security and privacy communities and vitriol and criticism from the law enforcement and political worlds in equal measure.
Apple released its patch for the Bash vulnerability, repairing versions of OS X vulnerable to Shellshock exploits.
Apple said it is working on a patch for OS X to counter the Bash vulnerability, but in the meantime is telling users the OS is safe by default.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk abut the crazy news of the last couple of weeks, the Apple privacy and Apple Pay announcements, the details of the Home Depot breach and the end of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing unit.