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01 June 2010 | 13,306 views

iPhone Security Flaw – Using a PIN Won’t Protect Your Data

Now it wasn’t long ago when the first malicious iPhone worm appeared in the wild and well generally since the boom of the device people have looking at the security measures. Huge sales are made to corporates touting the security, privacy and encryption features of the iPhone OS. The latest discovery is that using a […]

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06 May 2010 | 10,047 views

Untethered Userland Jailbreak For iPhone 3.1.3 & iPad 3.2 Has Arrived

It’s been a long time since we’ve covered any kind of Jailbreak apps, although we did cover some stories where owners of jailbroken devices were getting pwned by Rickrolling followed up shortly after with a malicious version of the worm. I thought I’d cover this anyway as the iPad seems to be ‘the next big […]

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23 November 2009 | 11,480 views

First Malicious iPhone Worm In The Wild

It’s a little less than 2 weeks since the Jailbroken iPhone Users Got Rickrolled and as I thought a similar worm has been seen in the wild – but this time with malicious intent. As the rickrolling incident showed, even the more savvy users that jailbreak their phones neglect to change the default SSH password […]

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11 November 2009 | 7,553 views

Jailbroken iPhone Users Get Rickrolled

The ‘big’ news this week was the first self-replicating worm hit the iPhone, it only seemed to be spreading in Australia though and only worked under a specific set of circumstances. It only effects iPhone users that have jailbroken their phone and have the SSH software installed with a default password of alpine. Thankfully it’s […]

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28 August 2009 | 7,615 views

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Bundled With Malware Detector

Ah we saw this coming didn’t we, back in June we reported on Apple Struggling With Security & Malware and now they have shown they were paying attention. Even though they tried to do so quietly, they are slipping a ‘malware detector’ into the latest OS X update known as Snow Leopard. The problem is […]

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27 August 2009 | 6,807 views

Trafscrambler – Anti-sniffer/IDS Tool

Trafscrambler is an anti-sniffer/IDS LKM(Network Kernel Extension) for OSX, licensed under BSD. Features Injection of packets with bogus data and with randomly selected bad TCP cksum or bad TCP sequences Userland binary(tsctrl) for controlling trafscrambler NKE SYN decoy – sends out number of SYN pkts before the original SYN pkt TCP reset attack – sends […]

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18 June 2009 | 4,068 views

Apple iPhone OS 3.0 Released – 46 Security Patches

With the latest version of the Apple iPhone OS being released last night or this morning (depending where in the World you are) I guess most of the iPhone users amongst you would have already installed the software. Everyone I know using an iPhone has already done it without a hitch, it’s been long awaited […]

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09 June 2009 | 24,066 views

Apple Struggling With Security & Malware

It’s inevitable as Apple products become more and more popular they will get targeted by the bad guys. Count on more viruses, malware, exploits and rootkits for Apple Operating Systems. They are a bit behind in the curve as they don’t have a formal security program and it’s unknown if they use secure development practices […]

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22 April 2009 | 6,838 views

EFIPW – Modify Apple EFI Firmware Passwords

EFIPW is a tool that can be used to decode and modify Apple EFI firmware passwords via the command line. It is designed after the non open source OFPW utility and is designed to work on Intel machines running Leopard or newer. Useful for lab deployments (setting the firmware password of machines as a post […]

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24 March 2009 | 6,214 views

Charlie Miller Does It Again At PWN2OWN

You right remember in March last year we posted about Charlie Miller at the PWN2OWN contest owning the MacBook Air in under 2 minutes. Guess what? He’s done it again! This time though he’s even faster clocking in at under 10 seconds. No one else stood a chance. He walked off with the prize again, […]

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