Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the major stories from the last couple of weeks, including the changes to the Microsoft bug bounty program, the new Internet bug bounty, the Apple transparency report and a new paper on a weakness in Bitcoin.
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In a new report detailing the number and kind of requests for user information it’s gotten from various governments, Apple said it has never received a request for information under Section 215 of the USA PATROT Act and would likely fight one if it ever came. The company also disclosed that it has received between[…]
Apple’s OS X Mavericks release included code that turns on by default a mitigation for the BEAST cryptographic attack.
The release of Mac OS X Mavericks includes Flash Player sandbox protection for the Safari browser.
Apple fixed more than 100 security vulnerabilities across eight different products yesterday including updates for the iTunes, Safari, iOS 7, Keynote 6.0, two versions of Apple’s Remote Desktop (3.7, 3.5.4) and OS X Server 3.0.
The Apple iMessage protocol has been shrouded in secrecy for years now, but a pair of security researchers have reverse-engineered the protocol and found that Apple controls the encryption key infrastructure for the system and therefore has the ability to read users’ text messages–or decrypt them and hand them over at the order of a[…]
After a botched software update over the weekend, Apple re-released version 6.0 of its Apple TV product last night.
Hackers have only had a few days to play around with Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, but apparently that’s all the time one of them needed to find a flaw that can allow anyone to bypass the lockscreen on phones running the much-buzzed operating system.
A group of researchers, hackers, and other security enthusiast are pooling their money together and offering it as a bounty to the first person that can successfully crack the Touch ID fingerprint authentication mechanism on Apple’s recently released iPhone 5S.