16 Oct 2019

Fake iOS Jailbreak Site Lures in Apple Users

A new scam campaign is targeting iOS users who are looking for a way to jailbreak their device. Threat actors have set up a website that advertises checkra1n, a soon-to-be-released app that exploits the “checkm8” flaw, which affects hundreds of millions of iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPods. Last month,

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15 Oct 2019

Apple Mac Hack Warning: North Korea Uses Fake Cryptocurrency Companies To Break Into macOS

The infamous North Korean hacking collective known as Lazarus Group is using a sophisticated new attack technique in order to compromise macOS systems, a security researcher has discovered. In the first stage of the campaign, the threat actors set up a front company, called JMT Trading. The hackers then wrote

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15 Oct 2019

Apple responds to reports that it sends user traffic to China’s Tencent

After Apple was accused of bowing down to China by removing the HKmap.live app from its official App Store last week, a series of media reports over the weekend suggested that the tech giant was engaged in other shady behavior related to China. More precisely, the company was accused of

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11 Oct 2019

Flaw in iTunes for Windows Abused for Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers with Morphisec are warning the BitPaymer ransomware actors have been exploiting a security flaw in the Bonjour updater for the Windows version of Apple iTunes in order to avoid detection by anti-malware solutions on targeted systems. Bonjour contains an “unquoted path vulnerability,” that can enable threat actors to

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11 Oct 2019

China’s Sway Over Tech Companies Tested with Apple, Blizzard

US tech firms Apple and Blizzard are both facing criticism for seemingly bowing down to China in separate incidents related to the ongoing mass anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Earlier this week, Chinese state media accused Apple of protecting “rioters” in Hong Kong by hosting an app called HKmap.live on

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30 Sep 2019

‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of iPhones Vulnerable To New ‘Unfixable’ Hack

A researcher using the moniker ‘axi0mX’ has found a critical ‘jailbreak’ vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPods. The flaw could be exploited in order to revoke Apple’s control over affected devices and run customer firmware on them. Axi0mX described the vulnerability as “a

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26 Sep 2019

Inside the campaign that tried to compromise Tibetans’ iOS and Android phones

Various Tibetan organizations were the targeted of a six-month cyber espionage campaign targeting iOS and Android devices, a new Citizen Lab report shows. Hackers from a threat group dubbed Poison Carp contacted individuals via WhatsApp, while masquerading as journalists and human rights researchers. The attackers used social engineering to encourage

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09 Sep 2019

Apple: Security Report on iPhone Hack Created ‘False Impression’

Apple on Friday slammed a recent Google report claiming that threat actors may have hacked into thousands of iPhones via an “indiscriminate” years-long campaign involving a number of malicious websites. According to Google, merely visiting one of the websites could have resulted in device exploitation along five different attack chains

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30 Aug 2019

Malicious websites were used to secretly hack into iPhones for years, says Google

Threat actors may have hacked into thousands of iPhones via an “indiscriminate” attack involving a number of malicious websites, new research by Google shows. The websites were visited by thousands of users per week and according to Ian Beer of Google, “simply visiting the hacked site was enough for the

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27 Aug 2019

Apple Issues 3 Emergency Security Fixes To Block Hackers From Taking Over iPhones, Macs, Apple TVs

On Monday, Apple patched the critical jailbreak vulnerability that was accidentally reintroduced for iOS 12.4 after it had been patched in iOS 12.3. The tech giant also released security fixes for the same vulnerability in macOS (10.14.6) and tvOS (12.4.1). The flaws for macOS and tvOS had not been disclosed

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