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Apple promises “differential privacy” at Worldwide Developers Conference | #Privacy #Hypocrisy #Naivety

Apple promises “differential privacy” at Worldwide Developers Conference | #Privacy #Hypocrisy #Naivety | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
At its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) yesterday, Apple unveiled iOS 10, macOS, and "differential privacy."

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

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

 

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At its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) yesterday, Apple unveiled iOS 10, macOS, and "differential privacy."

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

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

 

 

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Over 225,000 Apple ID Credentials Stolen From Jailbroken iOS Devices

Over 225,000 Apple ID Credentials Stolen From Jailbroken iOS Devices | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Cybercriminals have reportedly stolen over 225,000 Apple ID account credentials from jailbroken iOS devices, using a type of malware called, “Keyraider”.  The criminals have been using the stolen credentials to make in-app purchases with user accounts. Keyraider poses as a downloadable app, but once it’s on the user’s phone, it steals the user’s account login credentials, device GUID (globally unique identifier), Apple push notification service certificates and private keys, and iTunes purchase receipts. These attacks happened mainly in China, but jailbreaking is not exclusive to China. Jailbreaking is practiced by iOS users all over the world.

Jailbreaking your device is a security risk!

This news is a timely reminder about the downside to jailbreaking your Apple iOS device. It sounds like a great idea, in theory, but what many often overlook is that while jailbreaking allows Apple users to bypass many iOS operating system restrictions they might consider burdensome, for example being only able to download apps from the Apple iOS App Store, it also means that cybercriminals have much more freedom to attack the device. 

One of the biggest reasons that jailbreaking puts your phone or tablet at risk is that it disables the “sandboxing” feature native in all Apple devices. Sandboxing keeps third party apps out of your operating system, and only allows those apps certain permissions to your information (which these apps “ask” for through pop-ups to be approved by the device user). Because these apps need your explicit permission to look through your photos, access your location, or look up your contacts, it’s highly unlikely that malicious code can get through to do damage or steal your information. Once you remove the sandbox, any app can access all of your private information, including malicious apps posing as legitimate apps.

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Cybercriminals have reportedly stolen over 225,000 Apple ID account credentials from jailbroken iOS devices, using a type of malware called, “Keyraider”.  The criminals have been using the stolen credentials to make in-app purchases with user accounts. Keyraider poses as a downloadable app, but once it’s on the user’s phone, it steals the user’s account login credentials, device GUID (globally unique identifier), Apple push notification service certificates and private keys, and iTunes purchase receipts. These attacks happened mainly in China, but jailbreaking is not exclusive to China. Jailbreaking is practiced by iOS users all over the world.


Jailbreaking your device is a security risk!


This news is a timely reminder about the downside to jailbreaking your Apple iOS device. It sounds like a great idea, in theory, but what many often overlook is that while jailbreaking allows Apple users to bypass many iOS operating system restrictions they might consider burdensome, for example being only able to download apps from the Apple iOS App Store, it also means that cybercriminals have much more freedom to attack the device. 

One of the biggest reasons that jailbreaking puts your phone or tablet at risk is that it disables the “sandboxing” feature native in all Apple devices. Sandboxing keeps third party apps out of your operating system, and only allows those apps certain permissions to your information (which these apps “ask” for through pop-ups to be approved by the device user). Because these apps need your explicit permission to look through your photos, access your location, or look up your contacts, it’s highly unlikely that malicious code can get through to do damage or steal your information. Once you remove the sandbox, any app can access all of your private information, including malicious apps posing as legitimate apps.

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Horror-Lücke in iOS: Ihre Apple-ID wurde womöglich schon gestohlen! | eSkills | Digital CitiZEN | Awareness

Horror-Lücke in iOS: Ihre Apple-ID wurde womöglich schon gestohlen! | eSkills | Digital CitiZEN | Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Der Sicherheitsexperte Jan Soucek hat einen äußerst gefährlichen Bug in der E-Mail-App von Apples iOS entdeckt. Ein Angreifer kann darüber eine Fake-Abfrage der Apple-ID einblenden - und so das Passwort abgreifen.


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Auch wenn nicht jeder glücklich darüber sein dürfte, dass Soucek seinen Programm-Code mit der Veröffentlichung auch möglichen Angreifern bereitstellt, trifft die eigentliche Schuld Apple. Es ist eine äußerst fragwürdige Politik, eine Sicherheitslücke derartigen Ausmaßes einfach ein halbes Jahr zu ignorieren. Hier muss Apple nun unbedingt in kürzester Zeit nachbessern - spätestens mit der Veröffentlichung von iOS 8.4 Ende Juni.


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


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Der Sicherheitsexperte Jan Soucek hat einen äußerst gefährlichen Bug in der E-Mail-App von Apples iOS entdeckt. Ein Angreifer kann darüber eine Fake-Abfrage der Apple-ID einblenden - und so das Passwort abgreifen.


CHIP Online meint:
Auch wenn nicht jeder glücklich darüber sein dürfte, dass Soucek seinen Programm-Code mit der Veröffentlichung auch möglichen Angreifern bereitstellt, trifft die eigentliche Schuld Apple. Es ist eine äußerst fragwürdige Politik, eine Sicherheitslücke derartigen Ausmaßes einfach ein halbes Jahr zu ignorieren. Hier muss Apple nun unbedingt in kürzester Zeit nachbessern - spätestens mit der Veröffentlichung von iOS 8.4 Ende Juni.


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Combien de temps le mythe de la sécurité Mac va-t-il encore tenir?

Combien de temps le mythe de la sécurité Mac va-t-il encore tenir? | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Utrecht, le 27 novembre 2013 - Selon une récente enquête de Kaspersky Lab, il existe de fortes probabilités qu’un nombre croissant d’utilisateurs Mac soient la proie de menaces d’Internet. La quantité des logiciels malveillants ciblant les Mac a augmenté de 50% au cours des douze derniers mois. Pourtant, plus d’un tiers (35%) de tous les utilisateurs Mac pensent à tort être protégés contre les menaces numériques.

Le nombre des propriétaires de Mac continue de progresser, et par conséquent l’intérêt des cybercriminels pour cette plate-forme s’amplifie lui aussi. Les virus informatiques, chevaux de Troie, astuces de phishing et autres menaces d’Internet visant cette plate-forme sont d’ores et déjà en circulation, en grands nombres qui plus est. Les utilisateurs sont ainsi tout aussi vulnérables que les utilisateurs de PC Windows.

 

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35% of Mac users think (???) that THEY don't need any protection!!!

 

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35% of Mac users think (???) that THEY don't need any protection!!!

 

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

 

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Are Your Passwords Safe? - Macworld Australia

Are Your Passwords Safe? - Macworld Australia | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Macworld Australia is the premier Australian source for news, reviews, help, how-tos, and expert opinion for the Australian Apple market, including the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
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55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

Read the complete Report from SYMANTEC here [PDF]:

 

https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/other_resources/b-istr_main_report_v18_2012_21291018.en-us.pdf

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

 

 

Check also other infographics here:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Infographic

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographic

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:44 PM

 

Learn more:

 

55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

Read the complete Report from SYMANTEC here [PDF]:

 

https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/other_resources/b-istr_main_report_v18_2012_21291018.en-us.pdf

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

 

 

Check also other infographics here:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Infographic

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographic

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:48 PM

 

Learn more:

 

55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

Read the complete Report from SYMANTEC here [PDF]:

 

https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/other_resources/b-istr_main_report_v18_2012_21291018.en-us.pdf

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

 

 

Check also other infographics here:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Infographic

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographic

 

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Apple | Mac App Store Security Glitch Forced Users to Reinstall Apps | Nobody Is Perfect

Apple | Mac App Store Security Glitch Forced Users to Reinstall Apps | Nobody Is Perfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

A security glitch last night has caused uproar among Mac users after it forced many to reinstall software downloaded from the Mac App Store. It appears the security certificate Apple uses to prevent piracy expired overnight on Wednesday, causing trouble with Mac users’ apps.

Alex Hern, writing for The Guardian, further explained what happened, saying:

“Applications downloaded from the Mac App Store were temporarily unavailable from 10PM UK time, when a security certificate expired, five years after its creation, with no replacement immediately available.”

The issue was first spotted by a Mac and iOS developer, Paul Haddad,

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A security glitch last night has caused uproar among Mac users after it forced many to reinstall software downloaded from the Mac App Store. It appears the security certificate Apple uses to prevent piracy expired overnight on Wednesday, causing trouble with Mac users’ apps.

Alex Hern, writing for The Guardian, further explained what happened, saying:

“Applications downloaded from the Mac App Store were temporarily unavailable from 10PM UK time, when a security certificate expired, five years after its creation, with no replacement immediately available.”

The issue was first spotted by a Mac and iOS developer, Paul Haddad,

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Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting | Naivety | Nobody Is Perfect

Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting | Naivety | Nobody Is Perfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
When companies claim their products are unhackable or invulnerable, it must be like waving a red flag in front of bulls as it practically dares security researchers to prove otherwise. Apple previously claimed that Macs were not vulnerable to the same firmware flaws that could backdoor PCs, so researchers proved they could remotely infect Macs with a firmware worm that is so tough to detect and to get rid of that they suggested it presents a toss your Mac in the trash situation.


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


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



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When companies claim their products are unhackable or invulnerable, it must be like waving a red flag in front of bulls as it practically dares security researchers to prove otherwise. Apple previously claimed that Macs were not vulnerable to the same firmware flaws that could backdoor PCs, so researchers proved they could remotely infect Macs with a firmware worm that is so tough to detect and to get rid of that they suggested it presents a toss your Mac in the trash situation.


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


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



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Where Did VirusBarrier iOS Go? | MobileSecurity | CyberSecurity

Where Did VirusBarrier iOS Go? | MobileSecurity | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has elected to eliminate the category of anti-virus and anti-malware products from their iOS App Store.


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/facts-to-convince-someone-for-the-must-of-learning-basics-of-cybersecurity-digital-citizenship/


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Apple has elected to eliminate the category of anti-virus and anti-malware products from their iOS App Store.


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


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More than 800,000 accounts compromised in MacRumors Forums breach

More than 800,000 accounts compromised in MacRumors Forums breach | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
About 860,000 members who post on the forums of popular Apple news website MacRumors are being asked to change their passwords after accounts were compromised in a hack.
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What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Early last week the personal diary app Path became the fulcrum of a massive discussion about how cavalier mobile apps are getting with harvesting your, presumably, personal information. ...

 

Apps that do send data, with no warning

 

Foursquare stands alone here as an app that was, until an update issued on February 14th, sending personal data with no warning. This is similar to the previous behavior of Path that got it in so much hot water. Since the update, Foursqare now warns users before uploading data. Foursquare says that, while it was uploading the data, it was not storing it.

 

Foursquare (Email, Phone Numbers no warning)

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/02/15/what-ios-apps-are-grabbing-your-data-why-they-do-it-and-what-should-be-done/

 

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