Tag Archive | "apple"


02 September 2014 | 5,942 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 | 805 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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20 March 2013 | 2,567 views

Andrew Auernheimer AKA Weev Gets 41 Months Jail Time For GET Requests

This is a pretty sad case, and one which I’m sure all of us have followed since it first started. Surprisingly it hasn’t gotten a whole lot of media attention, but then this legal precedent sticks it to the man and has some consequences regarding the infosec industry – and who would want to publicize [...]

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29 March 2012 | 1,807 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 | 8,971 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 | 12,264 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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13 July 2011 | 10,860 views

French Company Intego Release First iPhone Malware Scanner

This is quite an interesting story as it’s very closely related to the story we published earlier this week – Malicious PDF Files To Exploit iPhone & iPad Zero Day In The Wild. Hot on the tail of that news is the first-ever malware scanning app for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad etc) from a French security [...]

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13 May 2011 | 14,730 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 | 8,910 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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16 February 2011 | 17,024 views

Apple Adds greenpois0n Jailbreak Detection to iBooks Software

Apple has pulled out some new tricks in it’s war against the unstoppable jailbreak machine, this time leveraging on the iBooks application. It’s quite a neat implementation, it appears the new iOS update with iBooks dropped an un-signed application on the phone and tries to run it – if it executes it assumes the device [...]

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