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11 July 2011 | 12,044 views

Malicious PDF Files To Exploit iPhone & iPad Zero Day In The Wild

Well everyone has been waiting for a Jailbreak for the iPad 2 with the latest version of iOS – it happened and only hours later the malformed PDF files that were used in the exploit were circulating the Internet. It’s not the first time this has happened, last time jailbreakme did the same thing back [...]

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13 May 2011 | 14,732 views

Mac Malware Becoming a Serious Threat

Malware on the ubiquitous Apple platform has always been scoffed at by Mac users, and it was fair enough really. There weren’t a whole lot of Mac users so the effort to develop malware for the Mac platform really wasn’t worth it. The platform has exploded though with Macs being the weapon of choice for [...]

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10 March 2011 | 8,911 views

Day One At Pwn2Own Takes Out Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari

Well it’s March again and well we love March because it’s Pwn2Own time! Every year around this time we get some goodies to discuss way back since: 2008 – Mac owned on 2nd day of Pwn2Own hack contest 2009 – Charlie Miller Does It Again At PWN2OWN 2010 – Mozilla Beats Apple & Microsoft to [...]

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20 January 2011 | 15,280 views

Java Based Cross Platform Malware Trojan (Mac/Linux/Windows)

It’s pretty rare to read about malware on the Linux or Mac OSX platforms and even more rare to read about cross-platform malware which targets both AND Windows by using Java. A neat piece of coding indeed, it targets vulnerabilities in all 3 operating systems – the sad thing? The malware itself is vulnerable to [...]

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12 November 2010 | 8,476 views

PGP Users Locked Out With Latest OS X Update

For the past day or so I’ve been seeing endless people tweeting about how the latest Mac OS X update b0rks your Mac if you are using PGP full disc encryption. It’s a pretty nasty bug, but thankfully it can be recovered from fairly easily. If you are just looking for a quick solution, you [...]

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02 November 2010 | 10,508 views

Sophos Launches FREE Anti-Virus Software For Mac

Well most Apple users would tell you they don’t need anti-virus anyway, viruses and malware are a Windows problem – not something the hi-tech hipsters need to worry about. And let’s face it, even if you run Windows you don’t really need to run anti-virus either if you practice good web-habits. But with the amount [...]

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29 September 2010 | 7,440 views

JailBreaking AppleTV Running on iOS 4.1 – iPad/iPhone 4 Jailbreak Soon?

Posts about the latest Jailbreak exploit/software for the new Apple devices are always pretty popular and this looks like it might turn out to be pretty interesting. It seems like at the moment the latest iOS update has been cracked for iPod Touch and earlier iPhones (3GS) but there’s no working Jailbreak at the moment [...]

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13 August 2010 | 9,514 views

Dangerous iPhone iOS JailBreak Exploit Goes Public

Apple just released a patch for iOS that fixes the vulnerability that was being used by JailbreakMe website to exploit a weakness in PDF handling to Jailbreak the device. Shortly after that the developer of the JailbreakMe exploit released the code to the public via GitHub. The code is available in full here: http://github.com/comex/star But [...]

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29 June 2010 | 9,897 views

PwnageTool 4.01 Released – Jailbreak For iPhone & iPod Firmware 4.0 (iOS4)

The big news in the Apple-sphere recently was the released of iOS 4, which *shock&awe* has folders and multi-tasking – w00t. You can of course jailbreak it with the newly updated PwnageTool 4.01. On Monday, Apple released firmware 4.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch devices. This of course was a major upgrade. As advised, [...]

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16 June 2010 | 7,505 views

iPhone 4 Pre-Order System Exposes Customer Data

The big talk over the past weekend was about this, the AT&T system for recording pre-sales records for the new Apple iPad exposed account information. I didn’t think it was a big deal until they did something similar again today with the iPhone 4…the second time in one week – that must be some kind [...]

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