Adobe has released a new version of the Flash player that now gives Firefox users the additional security of a sandbox and also includes a background update mechanism for Mac users. Flash has run in a sandbox on Google Chrome and Internet Explorer for some time already.
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Apple has released a detailed security guide for its iOS operating system, an unprecedented move for a company known for not discussing the technical details of its products, let alone the security architecture. The document lays out the system architecture, data protection capabilities and network security features in iOS, most of which had been known before but hadn’t been publicly discussed by Apple.
A group of developers has released a new untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1. The hack allows users to run unsigned apps on their devices, something that Apple doesn’t like so much.
The FBI Cyber Division has sent a warning to some of the world’s top corporations about a coordinated campaign of denial of service attacks and hacking, scheduled for Friday, May 25.
Apple continued its recent parade of patches by releasing an update for Quicktime yesterday, fixing 17 different security vulnerabilities, several which could lead to remote code execution.
Apple finally pushed out a patch yesterday for users of its older operating system, 10.5 Leopard, protecting them from the much-discussed Flashback Trojan.
Some 63 percent of mobile device users are unsure about whether they trust the security of mobile technologies, according to Juniper Network’s Trusted Mobility Index [PDF].
Apple has patched several serious security bugs in iOS with the release of version 5.1.1 of the mobile operating system. The most serious of the security vulnerabilities could be used for remote code execution.
There’s a serious weakness in certain versions of Apple OS X that causes the operating system to store users’ login credentials for the FileVault encrypted storage in plaintext. The bug, which is found in older versions of FileVault present on OS X Lion 10.7.3 systems, enables anyone with admin access to the machine to get the login password for the FileVault system. The flaw also can be exploited when a machine is in FireWire disk mode and accessible to another computer.
Many Mac users recently have found themselves stumbling out of the darkness, shielding their eyes from the spotlight that attackers and malware writers are now shining on them. Malware having been a rarity on OS X, it’s taking some time to adjust, but while that’s happening the attackers are busy honing their game. Microsoft researchers have analyzed a new piece of malware that’s targeting Macs running Snow Leopard and found that the malware uses a multi-stage attack that’s similar to typical Windows malware infection routines.