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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27 Feb 2020

Billions of Devices Open to Wi-Fi Eavesdropping Attacks

A serious vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress has been discovered. The flaw reveals communications from devices from Amazon, Google, Samsung, and others, allowing attackers to eavesdrop on Wi-Fi communications. The bug breaks the WPA2-Personal and WPA-2 Enterprise security protocols as it stems from the use of

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25 Feb 2020

Apple Takes Heat Over ‘Vulnerable’ iOS Cut-and-Paste Data

German software engineer Tommy Mysk has developed rogue proof of concept (PoC) app called KlipboardSpy to demonstrate how any cut and paste data stored temporarily on an iPhone or iPad’s memory can be accessed by all apps installed on the specific device. This means that malicious apps could potentially have

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13 Feb 2020

Apple Will Manage 10% Of Global Credit Card Transactions By 2025, Analyst Says

Apple’s services and subscription revenues have skyrocketed over the past few years as the company developed value-added services instead of hardware only revenue. Apple Pay is one of these, a purchasing technology that uses traditional credit card mechanics in a modern way through utilizing powerful technology. Even though Apple Pay

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03 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy

China, a vital economic center, is currently facing a national epidemic as the coronavirus has infected thousands of Chinese citizens and killed hundreds. As the situation worsens, the rest of the globe is experiencing a ripple effect as a result of China’s struggling economy. The virus has now infected more

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24 Jan 2020

Google: Flaws in Apple’s Private-Browsing Technology Allow for Third-Party Tracking

Apple designed technology to keep its customers safe and prevent them from being tracked when they search the web, but according to Google researchers, the preventative technology is riddled with security flaws. Google researchers found that Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Program allows third parties to track people’s browsing behavior. The Financial

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