Mac OS X firewall Little Snitch is vulnerable to local escalation of privileges attacks that could give criminals the ability plant rootkits and keylogger on some Mac OS X El Capitan systems.
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Apple has patched a remote code execution vulnerability in its AirPort base stations, AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.
At last week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced some security upgrades around Gatekeeper and a new filesystem that includes native support for encryption. Mac hacker Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, explains whether this a big deal and how the upgrades address some problems he’d disclosed to Apple.
At Hack in the Box last week, a researcher demonstrated a new tool that swaps out legitimate iOS apps with malicious versions, beating mitigations in place on Apple devices.
Apple has hired cryptography pioneer Jon Callas for a third time. Callas, who previously at Apple helped design and implement encryption systems for Macs, was most recently at Silent Circle.
Apple on Monday rolled out a series of patches for nearly all of its operating systems, including fixes for March’s DROWN vulnerability in OS X and a lockscreen bypass vulnerability in iOS.
Twitter has asked its business partner Dataminr to no longer provide it services to the U.S. intelligence community.
Apple has updated its Xcode development environment, patching two vulnerabilities in its implementation of git.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including BlackBerry CEO’s stance on lawful access principles, the FBI/Apple hearing, Viber adding end-to-end crypto, Teslacrypt, and more.
Apple’s latest transparency report puts some hard numbers on the number of law enforcement and government requests it receives for device and user data.