Tag Archive | "apple-security"


24 September 2015 | 1,229 views

XcodeGhost iOS Trojan Infected Over 4000 Apps

So the recent XcodeGhost iOS Trojan Infection has escalated quickly, an initial estimate of 39 infected apps has rapidly increased to over 4000! You can see the FireEye announcement here: Protecting Our Customers from XcodeGhost XCodeGhost is the first instance of the iOS App Store distributing a large number of trojanized apps, the malicious/infected apps […]

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18 June 2015 | 4,323 views

Apple’s Password Storing Keychain Cracked on iOS & OS X

And another password shocker, a few days after ‘cloud’ password service LastPass was pretty seriously hacked (yah if you’re using it, change your master password) critical 0-day flaws in Apple’s password storing keychain have been exposed. Which is kinda funny, as after the LastPass hack I saw some people espousing the usage of Apple’s keychain […]

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02 September 2014 | 7,533 views

Massive Celeb Leak Brings iCloud Security Into Question

So this leak has caused quite a furore, normally I don’t pay attention to this stuff – but hey it’s JLaw and it’s a LOT of celebs at the same time – which indicates some kind of underlying problem. The massive list of over 100 celebs was posted originally on 4chan (of course) by an […]

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26 February 2014 | 916 views

Apple Retires Support Leaving 20% Of Macs Vulnerable

There’s been a lot of news and scrambling lately related to the Apple SSL vulnerability, and this week Apple announced it would no longer be supporting OS X 10.6 AKA Snow Leopard. It looks like Lion and Mountain Lion will be supported for a while, and an upgrade to Mavericks is free, so there’s no […]

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21 February 2013 | 3,359 views

Apple, Facebook & Hundreds More Hacked By 0-Day Java Exploit

There’s an awful lot of high profile hacks going on lately, with some people linking them to the Chinese and a large-scale attack on Western companies. Before this, Twitter Breach Leaks 250,000 User E-mails & Passwords – was probably the most high profile case. Now Apple, Facebook and quite possibly hundreds of other companies have […]

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29 March 2012 | 1,837 views

Avira Joins The Crowd & Starts To Offer Mac Antivirus Software

For years the Apple geeks were always self-praising and postulating that their OS was so secure and superior that it didn’t need any silly Anti Virus software. Things changed a couple of years back though, probably in 2009 when Mac OS X Snow Leopard Bundled With Malware Detector. Not long after that the commercial crowd […]

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09 November 2011 | 9,024 views

Apple Bans Security Researcher Charlie Miller For Exposing iOS Exploit

The latest wave in the infosec world is that Apple has banned the well known security researcher – Charlie Miller – from it’s developer program for exposing a new iOS exploit. It’s not really the smartest move as I’m pretty sure anyone as smart as Charlie Miller still has plenty of options – use another […]

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21 July 2011 | 12,283 views

OS X Lion Brings Major Security Overhaul To Apple Users

It’s been a long time coming but with the latest release of Max OS X Lion – Apple has really stepped it up in terms of security and pro-active protection. Just a few months back in May we reported that – Mac Malware is Becoming a Serious Threat and back in march Day One At […]

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11 July 2011 | 12,115 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 | 14,755 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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