Check Point has discovered a weakness that allows hackers to use phishing to carry out man-in-the-middle attacks between iOS devices and mobile device management tools and allow an attacker to push malicious apps to devices.
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The FBI has cracked the encryption on the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone and told the court it no longer needs Apple’s help.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook recap the week in news, including how the FBI vacated Tuesday’s Apple hearing, a crypto iMessage bug that was patched, and the latest hospital to be hit by the ransomware Locky. The two also preview Badlock and what implications this week’s announcement may have for Microsoft and the rest of the industry.
A researcher from SentinelOne disclosed details of a vulnerability that was patched by Apple this week only in El Capitan that if exploited bypasses SIP.
Apple patched an OS X vulnerability in a kernel driver that could give attackers root-level privileges on a Mac computer, researchers at Cisco Talos said.
Threatpost Editor in Chief Mike Mimoso talks to crypto pioneer and security expert Bruce Schneier of Resilient Systems about the early days of the RSA Conference, the integration of privacy and security, and the current FBI-Apple debate over encryption and surveillance.
Experts speculate on who the mystery “outside party” coming to the aid of the FBI may be, and what is their means of cracking a terrorist’s iPhone.
Apple deployed patches for nearly all of its products, including Safari, OS X, iOS, Apple TV’s tvOS, and watchOS on Monday.
Update: The FBI has filed a motion to vacate today’s scheduled court hearing and showdown over its demands that Apple help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone.