Browsing Tag: apple

Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

Security researcher Charlie Miller, widely known for his work on Mac OS X and Apple’s iOS, has discovered an interesting method that enables him to completely disable the batteries on Apple laptops, making them permanently unusable, and perform a number of other unintended actions. The method, which involves accessing and sending instructions to the chip housed on smart batteries could also be used for more malicious purposes down the road.

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It wasn’t long ago – just a month in fact – that Apple’s iOS mobile operating system was being called the ‘Most secure’ OS. Period.’ A few weeks later, and the security of that OS has fallen (again) to the talents of Comex, an as-yet-unnamed mobile device hacker whose work is attracting kudos from some of the world’s top hackers, vulnerability researchers and exploit writers. 

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Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

Computer security experts have been forecasting the arrival of malicious programs that target Apple’s products for so long that they had begun to sound like the kind of Rapturistas and Mayan Calendar sleuths that we all (smartly) ignore. But if May didn’t bring Harold Camping’s Judgement Day, as predicted
(Update: its now October 21st, y’all!), it did prove those Apple
doomsayers correct as real Mac-focused crimeware and rogue antivirus
appeared in the wild.

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