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Bug Bounties Reaching $500,000 For iOS Exploits

Bug Bounties Reaching $500,000 For iOS Exploits

It seems this year bug bounties are getting really serious, especially on the secondary market involving exploit trading firms, not direct to the software producer or owner. $500,000 isn’t chump change and would be a good year for a small security team, especially living somewhere with a weaker currency. Even for a solo security researcher […]

Topic: Apple, Exploits/Vulnerabilities
Apple Will Not Patch Windows QuickTime Vulnerabilities

Apple Will Not Patch Windows QuickTime Vulnerabilities

Much like Adobe Flash, QuickTime from Apple is a bit of a relic some pretty serious, remote code execution type Windows QuickTime Vulnerabilities were recently discovered by Trend Micro. Apple has officially stated that they won’t be fixing them and the official line on this, is to uninstall QuickTime. I guess a lot of people […]

Topic: Apple, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking
FBI Backs Off Apple In iPhone Cracking Case

FBI Backed Off Apple In iPhone Cracking Case

So the big furore this week is because the FBI backed off Apple in the whole Apple vs the World privacy case regarding cracking the iPhone Passcode of the phone belonging to the San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook. If you’re not familiar with the case, catch up with it here: FBI–Apple encryption dispute. The latest […]

Topic: Apple, Legal Issues
XcodeGhost iOS Infection Over 4000 Apps

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 […]

Topic: Apple, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Malware
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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 […]

Topic: Apple, Cryptography, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Password Cracking, Privacy