Apple has fixed dozens of security vulnerabilities in iOS with the release of version 6.1, including a serious flaw in the kernel and a number of bugs in the WebKit framework. The company also revoked trust in the bad TurkTrust certificates that were discovered late last year.
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Apple has made updates to its malware definitions to address yesterday’s news of a new OS X Trojan, SMSSend.3666, that was disguising itself as legitimate software and confounding Russian users.
In yet another blow to the tenuous false sense of security among Apple users, the Russian antivirus firm Dr. Web has uncovered what it claims is a first-of-its-kind fake installer Trojan targeting Mac machines and extorting their users with SMS fraud.
A new variant of the Mac-based OS X Imuler Trojan has emerged and is targeting Tibetan rights activists, according to a report written by Lisa Myers of Web security firm Intego.
Apple has fixed nine vulnerabilities in its QuickTime media player software, all of which can be used to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable machines. Several of the flaws are buffer overflows, and users who still run QuickTime should update it as soon as possible.
There are thousands of apps in the Google Play mobile market that contain serious mistakes in the way that SSL/TLS is implemented, leaving them vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that could compromise sensitive user data such as banking credentials, credit card numbers and other information. Researchers from a pair of German universities conducted a detailed analysis of thousands of Android apps and found that better than 15 percent of those apps had weak or bad SSL implementations.
Apple has released a patch that fixes a laundry list of vulnerabilities in Java after Oracle pushed out a fix for the technology for users of Windows and other platforms. The patch from Apple also completely disables the Java plugin in users’ browsers in order to prevent users from falling victim to new attacks on the oft-vulnerable application.
Twitter quietly is assembling a serious security team, with the most recent addition being Charlie Miller, the security researcher known for finding a long line of bugs in the iPhone and other Apple products. Miller, a respected and prolific researcher, will join the social network’s security team next week.
Apple has released a massive security update for iTunes on Windows, fixing more than 160 security vulnerabilities. The new version of iTunes is one of the larger security updates by any vendor in the last few years, and many of the fixes are for WebKit vulnerabilities.
With the release event for Apple’s newest iPhone model going on, quite literally, as I type, it comes as no surprise that scammers are exploiting the vast anticipation for the iPhone 5.