20 May 2020

Bluetooth Bugs Allow Impersonation Attacks on Legions of Devices

According to security researchers, unpatched security bugs remain in Bluetooth chips from companies like Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, and others, allowing for Bluetooth Impersonation Attacks (BIAS). Researchers found the vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Classic, allowing attackers to spoof paired devices, posing as a trusted endpoint. This then allows the attackers to

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15 May 2020

Utah Says No to Apple/Google COVID-19 Tracing; Debuts Startup App

A new startup company called Twenty Holding has developed an app called “Healthy Together” that will aid in contact tracing for the Coronavirus in Utah. Healthy Together uses location data that includes GPS, cell tower triangulation, and bluetooth to distinguish users and Coronavirus transmission zones. Contact tracers can use the

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11 May 2020

Thunderbolt flaws affect millions of computers – even locking unattended devices won’t help

On Sunday, Dutch security researcher Björn Ruytenberg released a report detailing nine attack scenarios that can occur against all computers with Thunderbolt distributed since 2011. Some of the attacks give an attacker the ability to quickly steal data from encrypted drives and memory with physical access. Ruytenberg warned that, even

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15 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Google And Apple Reveal More Intriguing Details Of Contact-Tracing

Apple and Google have revealed more information on how their new collaborative Bluetooth-run contact tracing initiative will work in the fight against COVID-19. The API that the companies are developing aims to overcome contact-tracing technology’s biggest issues, the lack of interoperability. The companies stressed that they are building this functionality

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13 Apr 2020

Apple, Google Team on Coronavirus Tracking – Sparking Privacy Fears

Apple and Google have announced that they are teaming up to launch new COVID-19 tracking technology. Despite claims that privacy and security are important, many experts have expressed concerns around the new tech. The collaboration aims to trace the spread of the coronavirus through iOS and Android apps. The apps

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09 Apr 2020

‘Fake Fingerprints’ Bypass Scanners with 3D Printing

New research from Cisco Talos has shown that 3D printed technology can bypass fingerprint scanners used in Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft products. 3D technology can create “fake fingerprints” that can bypass popular scanners, however, it remains costly and time-consuming to produce. Researchers tested the models on mobile phones including the

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06 Apr 2020

Researcher Hijacks iOS, macOS Camera with Three Safari Zero-Days

Ryan Pickren, a security researcher, has been awarded $75,000 by Apple for uncovering seven zero-days in Safari, three of which Pickren used to access the camera. The discoveries were shared with Apple in December of 2019 and were subsequently patched. Using the three flaws, Pickren was able to build an

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25 Mar 2020

Apple blocks third-party cookies in Safari

Apple released Safari 13.1 yesterday, which included new updates to Safari’s Intelligence Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature. The most major shift was that Apple products will now block all third-party cookies while in Safari by default. Apple’s latest move means that online advertisers and analytics firms will not be able

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03 Mar 2020

iPhone, Pixel And Galaxy Smartphones Silently Compromised By $5 Hack

Samsung has reportedly joined iPhone and Pixel by introducing a new secure element chip to the Galaxy S20, bringing new hardware to the sensitive smartphone data storage party. However, Samsung, Apple, and Google are all being targeted by advanced hacking technology according to security researchers. A paper and supporting videos

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28 Feb 2020

Apple Just Demanded Santander And A $50 Billion US Intelligence Contractor Reveal How They Use iPhone Hacking Tech

Apple has subpoenaed Santander Bank and the intelligence contractor L3Harris Technologies, aiming to learn more about the companies’ use of Correllium, a cybersecurity startup that the tech giant is suing. Apple is suing Correllium after the startup created tech that produced software versions of iPhones for security and functionality testing.

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