Apple patched a critical iOS memory corruption vulnerability privately disclosed by jailbreak specialists Pangu Team.
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Apple closed out Black Hat today with a long-awaited announcement that next month it will launch a bug bounty.
Mike Mimoso, Tom Spring, and Chris Brook preview Black Hat 2016, including Ivan Krstic’s talk on Apple/iOS security, Dan Kaminsky’s keynote, IoT, PAC malware, and more.
Apple fixed dozens of vulnerabilities across its software on Monday, including 60 vulnerabilities in its operating system, OS X, and 43 in its mobile operating system, iOS.
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.
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.