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Apple Fixes Broadpwn Bug in iOS 10.3.3

In the latest version of iOS Apple has patched dozens of serious security flaws, including the Broadpwn vulnerability in some Broadcom WiFi chips, and a number of remote code execution bugs in various components of the OS. Not many details of the Broadpwn vulnerability are public yet, but it’s considered a fairly serious issue. Google […]

FBI Seeks $21M to Counter Encryption

The FBI is asking for more than $20 million in the 2018 fiscal year budget to counter what the bureau sees as the threat of encryption, both in devices and in real-time communications tools such as text or voice apps. The request is part of the Department of Justice’s proposed budget for the next fiscal […]

Apple Announces New Anti-Tracking Feature for Safari

Apple on Monday announced new technology for its Safari browser called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that reduces cross-site tracking by further limiting cookies and other website data. This decreases the amount of tracking advertisements that advertisers can use on Safari’s desktop and mobile browsers, currently the fourth most popular desktop browser and most popular mobile browser. […]

Apple to Switch Users to 2FA on iOS 11, macOS High Sierra

With the upcoming releases of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra later this year, Apple is planning to force many users to adopt two-factor authentication for their accounts. The company this week sent an email to customers who have the existing two-step verification enabled for their Apple IDs, informing them that once they install the public […]

iOS 10.3.2 Fixes Long List Of Code-Execution Flaws

Apple has patched a wide range of serious vulnerabilities in iOS 10.3.2, including several flaws in the kernel and a number of others that can be used to execute arbitrary code. Among the more serious vulnerabilities fixed in the new version of iOS are several flaws in SQLite, all of which can lead to arbitrary […]

iOS 10.3 Fixes Dozens of Serious Flaws

With the release of iOS 10.3 today, Apple has patched more than two dozen vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution in a new release of iOS. Many of the code-execution bugs are in the iOS kernel and several others are in the FontParser component of the operating system. Among the kernel vulnerabilities, there […]

Researchers Find 36 Android Devices Pre-Owned With Malware

About 10 years ago, security researchers began warning users and technology manufacturers about the problem of hardware devices coming out of the box pre-loaded with malware. It began with digital picture frames and USB drives, and it has moved to mobile phones, with the latest example coming in the form of 36 Android phones that shipped with […]

Macro-Enabled Malware Targets macOS

A new piece of malware that targets macOS appears to be the first one that includes one of the favorite tricks of Windows malware authors: the use of macros. The malware, discovered recently by researchers, is delivered through the use of a rigged Microsoft Word document that is disguised as an analysis of America’s allies’ […]

OS X Malware With Ancient Code Likely Used in Targeted Attacks

Researchers have uncovered an odd piece of OS X malware that includes some very old functions and may have been used in highly targeted attacks for some time. The malware is nothing fancy, and in fact is quite simple in its construction and functionality. Called Fruitfly by Apple, the malware may have been in use for […]