The ongoing dispute between the FBI and Apple has brought out the fact that Apple must be part of its own threat model going forward.
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Apple attorney Marc J. Zwillinger unsealed a response to the court that shows Apple has received a dozen requests to unlock users’ devices since October.
IOActive researcher Andrew Zonenberg said he has carried out previous hardware-based hacks against silicon chips that he believes could by used by the FBI to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c.
Security expert Dan Guido wrote that Apple has the technical capabilities to bypass or disable passcode protections on the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook opposes a court order mandating that Apple help the FBI crack an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
The SANS Institute has discovered a scareware campaign targeting Mac OS X machines using an installer signed with a legitimate Apple developer certificate.
Apple addressed a nasty bug that lingered in the wild for nearly three years and could have let an attacker steal cookies and impersonate victims.
Apple released security updates for iOS, OS X and Safari, patching a number of kernel-level code-execution vulnerabilities.
Two separate Apple patches for Gatekeeper bypasses have been incomplete, and leave users exposed to attacks.
Apple has piled on the patches already released by Adobe and Microsoft today, and pushed out updates for iOS, OS X, Apple TV, Safari, and it’s watch-based operating system watchOS.