07 Oct 2020

Apple’s T2 Security Chip Has an Unfixable Flaw

A recently released tool allows any user to exploit a Mac vulnerability that leads to bypassing the T2 security chip, gaining deep system access. The flaw is commonly used among researchers to jailbreak older iPhone models, however, the fact that the T2 chip is similarly vulnerable in Mac devices as

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01 Oct 2020

House Democrats to Call for Big Tech Breakups

Democratic lawmakers reportedly plan to introduce legislation that would break up the power of big technology companies that currently rule over the US’s tech industry. This may look like a forced separation of online platforms. The House Antitrust Subcommittee is currently wrapping up a 15-month probe into big tech companies

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18 Sep 2020

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Patch Vulnerabilities, Introduce New Privacy Features

This week, Apple patched roughly a dozen vulnerabilities and introduced new privacy features to accompany the rollout of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. The addressed security flaws impact different operating system components such as Assets, Icons, AppleAVD, Sandbox, Siri, and WebKit. The flaws could result in several different occurrences, such

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02 Sep 2020

Google and Apple Change Tactics on Contact Tracing Tech

In April, Apple and Google announced that they would team up to combat COVID-19 outbreaks and the ongoing pandemic through developing a contact tracing app utilizing Bluetooth signals from smartphones. The contact tracing was designed to help alert users to potential exposures, as well as help public health officials to

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01 Sep 2020

Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS

In February, Apple began to notarize all macOS applications in an extensive vetting process that was designed purposefully to weed out malicious apps. All software distributed outside of the Mac App Store requires a notarization now, or the programs will be unable to run on devices. However, researchers have discovered

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26 Aug 2020

Safari Bug Revealed After Apple Takes Nearly a Year to Patch

A Polish security researcher discovered a vulnerability in the Apple Safari web browser that lies within the cross-browser sharing API. The exploitation of the vulnerability could lead to attackers gaining access to personal information and stealing user files. Although the researcher who found the bug rated it as less serious,

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24 Jun 2020

Apple Announces Real-Time Translation For 11 Languages With Siri

Earlier this week, Apple announced that iOS 14 will include real-time translation for 11 languages. This function will still be available offline and will translate between English, Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian. The translation service will have features that allow you to save common phrases

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23 Jun 2020

Apple Suddenly Confirms Hidden iPhone Problem Impacting All Users

In February, Apple received notification of an issue in the clipboard function. Any data copied to the clipboard on an iOS device was vulnerable to visibility by any active app. The vulnerability is hidden, meaning that there is no way for a user to know when an app may be

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01 Jun 2020

Researcher lands 100000 dollar reward for Sign in with Apple authentication bypass bug

HackerNews reported that Bhavuk Jain, a bug bounty hunter, has received $100,000 from Apple for uncovering a severe authentication bypass vulnerability that could result in a takeover of third-party user accounts. The bug was discovered in the “Sign in with Apple” feature that allows new users to sign in to

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27 May 2020

State-Based Contact-Tracing Apps Could Be a Mess

Worldwide, governments have been exploring contact tracing options that utilize technology, aiming to combat the spread of COVID-19. The United States has not done so yet, and it seems as though the apps will be deployed on a state-to-state basis, leaving room for potential backlash or deliberation over which states

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