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Apple App Security Fails Leave Macs And iPhones Vulnerable To 'Devastating' Attacks | XARA

Apple App Security Fails Leave Macs And iPhones Vulnerable To 'Devastating' Attacks | XARA | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

It’s become almost axiomatic that Apple devices and the apps on them are more secure than the competition. But researchers continue to blow up that notion and today a group of academics have ripped apart the securityprotections in Mac OS X and iOS to show it’s not only possible to create malware and get it onto the App Store, but it’s also feasible to launch “devastating” attacks using rogue software to steal the most sensitive personal data around, from iCloud passwords and Evernote notes to dodgy selfies and more.


The attacks, known as unauthorized cross-app resource access or XARA, expose design flaws that allow a bad app to access critical pieces of data in other apps. As a result, Apple has struggled to fix the issues, according to apaper released today from Indiana University Bloomington, Peking University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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It’s become almost axiomatic that Apple devices and the apps on them are more secure than the competition. But researchers continue to blow up that notion and today a group of academics have ripped apart the securityprotections in Mac OS X and iOS to show it’s not only possible to create malware and get it onto the App Store, but it’s also feasible to launch “devastating” attacks using rogue software to steal the most sensitive personal data around, from iCloud passwords and Evernote notes to dodgy selfies and more.


The attacks, known as unauthorized cross-app resource access or XARA, expose design flaws that allow a bad app to access critical pieces of data in other apps. As a result, Apple has struggled to fix the issues, according to apaper released today from Indiana University Bloomington, Peking University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.


En savoir plus / Merhr erfahren / Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security/?tag=XARA


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Among Top Four Internet Companies, Is Apple Most Vulnerable? - Forbes

Among Top Four Internet Companies, Is Apple Most Vulnerable? - Forbes | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Who is the best among the "fantastic four" Internet companies: Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon?

 

===> But which company is the most vulnerable in today’s quickly changing market? None other than Apple, according to one panelist speaking at the Techonomy conference. <===

 

Despite Apple’s massive market cap and blockbuster products, it’s the most vulnerable because it has to constantly maintain its innovation advantage in hardware to keep consumers coming back, said Alec Ellison, chairman of investment banking at Jefferies.

 

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Apple: Most Admired No More? - Forbes

Apple: Most Admired No More? - Forbes | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Brad Chase Brad Chase is founding partner at Capital Media Partners, an international communications firm, and adjunct professor of communications studies at the University of San Francisco.

 

The mythic glory of the invincible Apple brand is evaporating in numerous ways:

 

False Illusion of Security

 

For years, Apple users crowed that Macs are safer than PCs and security software is unnecessary – a myth perpetuated by commerce. Cyber criminals focused their efforts on PCs because it’s more profitable to go after the far larger population of PC users. But success breeds danger and a series of large-scale attacks on Macs, as well as major media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, has finally made Mac users feel vulnerable.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2013/02/25/apple-most-admired-no-more/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

 

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Apple Snubs Firm That Discovered Mac Botnet, Tries To Cut Off Its Server Monitoring Infections

Apple Snubs Firm That Discovered Mac Botnet, Tries To Cut Off Its Server Monitoring Infections | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Dr. Web's chief executive Boris Sharov, who says Apple never responded when the firm shared its findings on the Flashback botnet.

 

“They told the registrar this [domain] is involved in a malicious scheme. Which would be true if we weren’t the ones controlling it and not doing any harm to users,” says Sharov. “This seems to mean that Apple is not considering our work as a help. It’s just annoying them.”

 

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