14 Jan 2020

U.S. Calls Pensacola Attack Terrorism; Pressures Apple Over Gunman’s Locked Phones

The December attack by a Saudi aviation student at the Pensacola Navy base in Florida has been declared an act of terrorism by the Attorney General, escalating the pressure on Apple to unlock iPhones belonging to the gunman. The iPhones, which the FBI has been unable to penetrate, may contain

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14 Jan 2020

Apple Lawsuit Against Cyber Startup Threatens ‘Dangerous’ Expansion Of Copyright Law

Apple has been criticized for claims that the cybersecurity startup Corellium has broken copyright laws. Apple and Corellium head towards meditation talks as experts say the lawsuit could lead to an expansion of the US copyright law, endangering security researchers and software creators that use Apple tech within their respective

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07 Jan 2020

FBI asks Apple to help unlock iPhones belonging to alleged Pensacola shooter

The FBI has reached out to tech giant Apple for assistance in unlocking iPhones belonging to Pensacola shooter Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi air force trainee who shot and killed three people at the Naval Air Station in December. Apple’s general counsel received a letter from the FBI that stated

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20 Nov 2019

Huawei Beats Google—Offers $220,000 For ‘Zero-Click’ Android Phone Hacks

Chinese tech giant Huawei launched a bug bounty program last week that will reward bug hunters up to $220,000 for detecting critical weaknesses in its Android devices. This program beats Google’s, who offers up to $200,000 for demonstrations of similar attacks on its Pixel phones. Huawei revealed the program in

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13 Nov 2019

Facebook iOS 13 ‘Bug’ Opens Your Camera While You Scroll Your Feed

Twitter user Joshua Maddux found what seems to be a bug in the iOS 13.2.2 version of the social media app Facebook. Maddux stated that when the app is open, it uses the camera, including a video within the tween that displays the bug. Revoking Facebook’s access to the camera

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11 Nov 2019

Apple co-founder says Apple Card algorithm gave wife lower credit limit

Scrutiny of the newly launched Apple Card was intensified by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak’s remarks on the accusations of gender discrimination in the algorithm behind Apple Cards. Thursday marked the beginning of gender discrimination accusations when entrepreneur David Hansson claimed that he had received 20 times the credit limit

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05 Nov 2019

Using Light Beams to Control Google, Apple, Amazon Assistants

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Electro-Communications in Japan has developed a method for remotely sending rogue voice commands to voice-controlled (VC) devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo using laser beams. The researchers discovered that because the microphones in certain VC devices

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05 Nov 2019

Microsoft Security Setting Ironically Increases Risks for Office for Mac Users

A critical security flaw in Microsoft Office for Mac puts users at risk of remote attacks, researchers with Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) have discovered. The flaw affects various Office for Mac versions, including Office 2016 and Office 2019. Ironically, the issue impacts users who have configured Microsoft

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25 Oct 2019

iOS Clicker Trojan Malware Found in 17 Apps in Apple’s App Store

Researchers with Wandera Threat Labs have uncovered 17 malicious iOS apps on the Apple App Store that carried out ad fraud on infected iPhones, iPads, and iPods. After installation, a clicker Trojan in the apps would start running in the background, simulating ad clicks  and opening web pages. The researchers

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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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