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Sécurité Mac : XMCO actu-secu [pdf]

Sécurité Mac : XMCO actu-secu [pdf] | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

l’ACTUSÉCU est un magazine numérique rédigé et édité par les consultants du cabinet de conseil XMCO

 

Numéro spécial dédié à la sécurité Mac...

 

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http://www.xmco.fr/actu-secu/XMCO-ActuSecu-32-MACOS_Flashback.pdf

 

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Immune No More: An Apple Story

Immune No More: An Apple Story | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
For a very long time, Apple and its pseudo-religious user-base prided itself on being a platform free of malware; those days are inarguably and unequivocally over. Its emergence as the early winner...
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Erstes Update für Apple Watch schließt auch Sicherheitslücken

Erstes Update für Apple Watch schließt auch Sicherheitslücken | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mit Watch OS 1.0.1 will Apple eine Reihe an Problemen ausräumen, das Update schließt auch etliche Sicherheitslücken. Zur Installation ist ein Kabel erforderlich.
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Mit Watch OS 1.0.1 will Apple eine Reihe an Problemen ausräumen, das Update schließt auch etliche Sicherheitslücken. Zur Installation ist ein Kabel erforderlich.


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Apple updates Safari on OS X, fixes critical flaws | UPDATE asap!!! | CyberSecurity | eSkills

Apple updates Safari on OS X, fixes critical flaws | UPDATE asap!!! | CyberSecurity | eSkills | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
No sooner had we reported that Microsoft will adopt a "rolling update" model for Windows 10...

...than we received notice of Apple's latest "rolling update" for its Safari browser.

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What to do?

Simple: head to Apple Menu | App Store... | Updates and make sure you have the latest version of Safari.

To check your Safari version, run the browser and use Safari | About Safari, or open a Finder window and go to Applications| Safari.app.

For more information from the horse's mouth, visit Apple's Security Updateslanding page (which has been re-numbered from HT1222 to HT20122), or theSafari x.x.6 update page itself (HT204826).


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No sooner had we reported that Microsoft will adopt a "rolling update" model for Windows 10...

...than we received notice of Apple's latest "rolling update" for its Safari browser.


What to do?

Simple: head to Apple Menu | App Store... | Updates and make sure you have the latest version of Safari.

To check your Safari version, run the browser and use Safari | About Safari, or open a Finder window and go to Applications| Safari.app.

For more information from the horse's mouth, visit Apple's Security Updateslanding page (which has been re-numbered from HT1222 to HT20122), or theSafari x.x.6 update page itself (HT204826).


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Thousands of iOS apps left open to snooping thanks to SSL bug | CyberSecurity | Apple

Thousands of iOS apps left open to snooping thanks to SSL bug | CyberSecurity | Apple | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

CyberSecurity Researchers have uncovered around 25,000 iOS apps that use old versions of a popular networking library, leaving them open to attackers on the same network viewing encrypted traffic.

The bug affects Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) code in AFNetworking, a networking library developers can use to build components of iOS apps. The framework has been updated three times in the past six weeks, addressing numerous SSL flaws that leave apps vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

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CyberSecurity Researchers have uncovered around 25,000 iOS apps that use old versions of a popular networking library, leaving them open to attackers on the same network viewing encrypted traffic.

The bug affects Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) code in AFNetworking, a networking library developers can use to build components of iOS apps. The framework has been updated three times in the past six weeks, addressing numerous SSL flaws that leave apps vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.


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Apple security features can be easily bypassed, says researcher | Nobody Is Perfect

Apple security features can be easily bypassed, says researcher | Nobody Is Perfect | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Security tools baked into Macs designed to protect users from malicious content can be easily bypassed, according to one security researcher.

In a talk at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Synack director of research Patrick Wardle described how two OS X security tools can be bypassed to run malware.


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Security tools baked into Macs designed to protect users from malicious content can be easily bypassed, according to one security researcher.

In a talk at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Synack director of research Patrick Wardle described how two OS X security tools can be bypassed to run malware.


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Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks | CyberSecurity

Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned.

1,500 IOS APPS HAVE HTTPS-CRIPPLING BUG. IS ONE OF THEM ON YOUR DEVICE?
Apps downloaded two million times are vulnerable to trivial man-in-the-middle attacks.


As was the case with a separate HTTPS vulnerability reported earlier this week that affected 1,500 iOS apps, the bug resides in AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their iOS and OS X apps. Any app that uses a version of AFNetworking prior to the just-released 2.5.3 may expose data that's trivial for hackers to monitor or modify, even when it's protected by the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol. The vulnerability can be exploited by using any valid SSL certificate for any domain name, as long as the digital credential was issued by a browser-trusted certificate authority (CA).

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At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned.

1,500 IOS APPS HAVE HTTPS-CRIPPLING BUG. IS ONE OF THEM ON YOUR DEVICE?
Apps downloaded two million times are vulnerable to trivial man-in-the-middle attacks.


As was the case with a separate HTTPS vulnerability reported earlier this week that affected 1,500 iOS apps, the bug resides in AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their iOS and OS X apps. Any app that uses a version of AFNetworking prior to the just-released 2.5.3 may expose data that's trivial for hackers to monitor or modify, even when it's protected by the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol. The vulnerability can be exploited by using any valid SSL certificate for any domain name, as long as the digital credential was issued by a browser-trusted certificate authority (CA).

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Bombe in iOS und OS X: Darwin Nuke entdeckt - jetzt System updaten! | UPDATE asap!!! | Apple

Bombe in iOS und OS X: Darwin Nuke entdeckt - jetzt System updaten! | UPDATE asap!!! | Apple | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Wer die jüngsten Updates für iOS und OS X noch nicht installiert hat, sollte das schnellstens tun. Denn in den Betriebssystemen von Apple verbirgt sich eine Sicherheitslücke, über die Angreifer jedes Apple-Gerät zum Absturz bringen können.
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Wer die jüngsten Updates für iOS und OS X noch nicht installiert hat, sollte das schnellstens tun. Denn in den Betriebssystemen von Apple verbirgt sich eine Sicherheitslücke, über die Angreifer jedes Apple-Gerät zum Absturz bringen können.


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Apple fixes loads of security holes in OS X, iOS, Apple TV, Safari | CyberSecurity

Apple fixes loads of security holes in OS X, iOS, Apple TV, Safari | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
What was fixed?

The list of software components fixed in the various updates is extensive.

Rather than go into all the details, we'll just encourage you towards grabbing the updates by pointing out that the holes fixed include:

Remote code execution (RCE). Opening a booby-trapped file or browsing to a malicious web page could lead to implanted malware, stolen data and a hijacked computer.

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Security bypasses. Files you might expect to be kept away from prying eyes might be visible; secrets useful for further attacks (such as memory addresses used by the operating system) might be revealed.
Denial of service. A crook could force your computer to shut down without warning.

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Data leakage. Passwords, private browsing data and application screenshots could be revealed.

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


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What was fixed?

The list of software components fixed in the various updates is extensive.

Rather than go into all the details, we'll just encourage you towards grabbing the updates by pointing out that the holes fixed include:

Remote code execution (RCE). Opening a booby-trapped file or browsing to a malicious web page could lead to implanted malware, stolen data and a hijacked computer.

.

Security bypasses. Files you might expect to be kept away from prying eyes might be visible; secrets useful for further attacks (such as memory addresses used by the operating system) might be revealed.
Denial of service. A crook could force your computer to shut down without warning.

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Data leakage. Passwords, private browsing data and application screenshots could be revealed.

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

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Apple Releases Security Update for OS X Yosemite | US-CERT | Update asap!

Apple Releases Security Update for OS X Yosemite | US-CERT | Update asap! | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has released Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple Security Update 2015-003 and apply the necessary updates.


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Apple has released Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple Security Update 2015-003 and apply the necessary updates.


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Apple has released Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple Security Update 2015-003 and apply the necessary updates.


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Safari : dix-sept failles WebKit à corriger

Safari : dix-sept failles WebKit à corriger | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple diffuse une mise à jour pour son navigateur Safari. Elle permet de corriger plusieurs vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


Apple publie Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4 et Safari 6.2.4. Ces mises à jour pour le navigateur de la firme à la pomme sont à destination du système d'exploitation OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks et Yosemite.


Ces mises à jour peuvent être obtenues depuis le menu Apple et le bouton " Mises à jour " ou depuis le Mac App Store. Elles ont pour but de corriger un total de dix-sept vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


En savoir plus / Learn more / Mehr erfahren:


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


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Apple diffuse une mise à jour pour son navigateur Safari. Elle permet de corriger plusieurs vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


Apple publie Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4 et Safari 6.2.4. Ces mises à jour pour le navigateur de la firme à la pomme sont à destination du système d'exploitation OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks et Yosemite.


Ces mises à jour peuvent être obtenues depuis le menu Apple et le bouton " Mises à jour " ou depuis le Mac App Store. Elles ont pour but de corriger un total de dix-sept vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


En savoir plus / Learn more / Mehr erfahren:


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


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Apple diffuse une mise à jour pour son navigateur Safari. Elle permet de corriger plusieurs vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


Apple publie Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4 et Safari 6.2.4. Ces mises à jour pour le navigateur de la firme à la pomme sont à destination du système d'exploitation OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks et Yosemite.


Ces mises à jour peuvent être obtenues depuis le menu Apple et le bouton " Mises à jour " ou depuis le Mac App Store. Elles ont pour but de corriger un total de dix-sept vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


En savoir plus / Learn more / Mehr erfahren:


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


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Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014 | Apple on the TOP

Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014 | Apple on the TOP | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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#Mac OS X and #Linux had more #vulnerabilities in 2014 than ALL #Windows Versions in sum.

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Not surprisingly at all, web browsers continue to have the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the clients. Adobe free products and Java are the main challengers but web browsers have continuously topped the table for the last six years. Mozilla Firefox had the most vulnerabilities reported in 2009 and 2012; Google Chrome in 2010 and 2011; Internet Explorer was at the top for the last two years.

To keep systems secure, it is critical that they are fully patched. IT admins should focus on (patch them first):

  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X)
  • Web browsers
  • Java
  • Adobe free products (Flash Player, Reader, Shockwave Player, AIR).
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An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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#Mac OS X and #Linux had more #vulnerabilities in 2014 than ALL #Windows Versions in sum.

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Not surprisingly at all, web browsers continue to have the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the clients. Adobe free products and Java are the main challengers but web browsers have continuously topped the table for the last six years. Mozilla Firefox had the most vulnerabilities reported in 2009 and 2012; Google Chrome in 2010 and 2011; Internet Explorer was at the top for the last two years.



To keep systems secure, it is critical that they are fully patched. IT admins should focus on (patch them first):


  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X)
  • Web browsers
  • Java
  • Adobe free products (Flash Player, Reader, Shockwave Player, AIR).
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An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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#Mac OS X and #Linux had more #vulnerabilities in 2014 than ALL #Windows Versions in sum.

.


Not surprisingly at all, web browsers continue to have the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the clients. Adobe free products and Java are the main challengers but web browsers have continuously topped the table for the last six years. Mozilla Firefox had the most vulnerabilities reported in 2009 and 2012; Google Chrome in 2010 and 2011; Internet Explorer was at the top for the last two years.



To keep systems secure, it is critical that they are fully patched.IT admins should focus on (patch them first):


  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X)
  • Web browsers
  • Java
  • Adobe free products (Flash Player, Reader, Shockwave Player, AIR).
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OpinionSpy Rears its Ugly Head on Macs Once Again | CyberSecurity

OpinionSpy Rears its Ugly Head on Macs Once Again | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Almost five years ago, Intego security researchers warned about the OSX/OpinionSpy spyware infecting Mac computers, downloaded during the installation of innocent-sounding applications and screensavers distributed via well-known sites such as MacUpdate and VersionTracker.

Once compromised, infected Macs could leak data and open a backdoor for further abuse.

Now, sadly, a variant of OpinionSpy seems to be making something of a comeback.


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


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Almost five years ago, Intego security researchers warned about the OSX/OpinionSpy spyware infecting Mac computers, downloaded during the installation of innocent-sounding applications and screensavers distributed via well-known sites such as MacUpdate and VersionTracker.

Once compromised, infected Macs could leak data and open a backdoor for further abuse.

Now, sadly, a variant of OpinionSpy seems to be making something of a comeback.


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


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Kaspersky Lab Survey Finds Mac and PC Users Encounter Similar Cyberthreat Risks | CyberSecurity

Kaspersky Lab Survey Finds Mac and PC Users Encounter Similar Cyberthreat Risks | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Woburn, MA – February 10, 2015 - According to the Consumer Security Risk Survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, Apple users responded to have encountered cyber threats almost as often as the users of other platforms. The survey showed that 24 percent of Apple desktop users and 10 percent of Apple laptop users encountered malware during the year*, whereas the number of affected PC owners is slightly higher at 32 percent.  

Although security experts have not, thus far, found as much harmful software for OS X as they have for other platforms like Windows, malware does still aim to attack Mac devices. Malware such as ransomware was reportedly faced by 13 percent of Mac users compared to 9 percent of Windows users. There is a similar situation with threats targeting financial data: these incidents were reported by 51 percent of OS X users and 43 percent of Windows users.

In addition the survey results showcased that Mac users are generally less aware of Internet threats than Windows users. For example, 39 percent of MacBook owners have never or hardly heard of ransomware, and 30 percent do not know about dangerous malicious programs that can exploit vulnerabilities in software. By comparison, among all respondents 33 percent know almost nothing about ransomware and 28 percent are unaware of exploits.


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Woburn, MA – February 10, 2015 - According to the Consumer Security Risk Survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, Apple users responded to have encountered cyber threats almost as often as the users of other platforms. The survey showed that 24 percent of Apple desktop users and 10 percent of Apple laptop users encountered malware during the year*, whereas the number of affected PC owners is slightly higher at 32 percent.  

Although security experts have not, thus far, found as much harmful software for OS X as they have for other platforms like Windows, malware does still aim to attack Mac devices. Malware such as ransomware was reportedly faced by 13 percent of Mac users compared to 9 percent of Windows users. There is a similar situation with threats targeting financial data: these incidents were reported by 51 percent of OS X users and 43 percent of Windows users.

In addition the survey results showcased that Mac users are generally less aware of Internet threats than Windows users. For example, 39 percent of MacBook owners have never or hardly heard of ransomware, and 30 percent do not know about dangerous malicious programs that can exploit vulnerabilities in software. By comparison, among all respondents 33 percent know almost nothing about ransomware and 28 percent are unaware of exploits.


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Apple schottet iOS 9 und OS X 10.11 angeblich weiter ab

Apple schottet iOS 9 und OS X 10.11 angeblich weiter ab | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Das neue Sicherheitssystem "Rootless" soll einem Bericht zufolge den Zugriff auf bestimmte Dateien in iOS 9 sowie Mac OS X 10.11 verhindern – selbst für Nutzer mit Admin-Rechten.

Mit iOS 9 und Mac OS X 10.11 führt Apple größere neue Sicherheitsfunktionen ein, wie 9to5Mac unter Berufung auf informierte Kreise berichtet: Das auf Kernel-Ebene angelegte Schutzsystem "Rootless" solle künftig den Zugriff auf bestimmte geschützte Dateien generell verhindern – auch für Nutzer mit den Rechten eines Administrators. Die Funktion sei unter anderem als zusätzlicher Schutz vor Malware gedacht, sie bedeute aber auch einen "schweren Schlag" gegen die Jailbreak-Community, heißt es dort.

In Mac OS X lässt sich diese Rootless-Funktion möglicherweise deaktivieren, merkt 9to5Mac an – auch der gewohnte Zugriff auf das Dateisystem über den Finder soll weiterhin möglich sein.
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Das neue Sicherheitssystem "Rootless" soll einem Bericht zufolge den Zugriff auf bestimmte Dateien in iOS 9 sowie Mac OS X 10.11 verhindern – selbst für Nutzer mit Admin-Rechten.

Mit iOS 9 und Mac OS X 10.11 führt Apple größere neue Sicherheitsfunktionen ein, wie 9to5Mac unter Berufung auf informierte Kreise berichtet: Das auf Kernel-Ebene angelegte Schutzsystem "Rootless" solle künftig den Zugriff auf bestimmte geschützte Dateien generell verhindern – auch für Nutzer mit den Rechten eines Administrators. Die Funktion sei unter anderem als zusätzlicher Schutz vor Malware gedacht, sie bedeute aber auch einen "schweren Schlag" gegen die Jailbreak-Community, heißt es dort.

In Mac OS X lässt sich diese Rootless-Funktion möglicherweise deaktivieren, merkt 9to5Mac an – auch der gewohnte Zugriff auf das Dateisystem über den Finder soll weiterhin möglich sein.


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Vulnerability in Safari Allows Attackers to Spoof Websites | CyberSecurity | eSkills | Digital CitiZENship

Vulnerability in Safari Allows Attackers to Spoof Websites | CyberSecurity | eSkills | Digital CitiZENship | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A security firm has discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s Safari Browser that allows attackers to spoof legitimate websites and phish for user credentials.


Users are encouraged to watch out for spoofing attacks that redirect them to phishing schemes. To learn more about how to spot a phish, please click here.


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A security firm has discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s Safari Browser that allows attackers to spoof legitimate websites and phish for user credentials.


Users are encouraged to watch out for spoofing attacks that redirect them to phishing schemes. To learn more about how to spot a phish, please click here.


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How to crash any iPhone or iPad within WiFi range | Apple | Nobody Is Perfect | NO iOS Zone

How to crash any iPhone or iPad within WiFi range | Apple | Nobody Is Perfect | NO iOS Zone | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

"No iOS Zone" denial-of-service vulnerability could lead to your iPhone or iPad constantly crashing.


The researchers say that they first informed Apple of the problem in early October 2014, and that iOS 8.3 appears to resolve some of the issues they uncovered.


Chances are that this won’t be the last time that a serious denial of service flaw is found in iOS. Just last month, Apple released iOS 8.2 which fixed a flaw that allowed hackers to restart iPhones by sending them a maliciously-crafted Flash SMS.


More details of the “No iOS Zone” flaw can be found in the slide deck of the presentation given at the RSA conference.


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No iOS Zone" denial-of-service vulnerability could lead to your iPhone or iPad constantly crashing.


The researchers say that they first informed Apple of the problem in early October 2014, and that iOS 8.3 appears to resolve some of the issues they uncovered.


Chances are that this won’t be the last time that a serious denial of service flaw is found in iOS. Just last month, Apple released iOS 8.2 which fixed a flaw that allowed hackers to restart iPhones by sending them a maliciously-crafted Flash SMS.


More details of the “No iOS Zone” flaw can be found in the slide deck of the presentation given at the RSA conference.


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No iOS Zone" denial-of-service vulnerability could lead to your iPhone or iPad constantly crashing.


The researchers say that they first informed Apple of the problem in early October 2014, and that iOS 8.3 appears to resolve some of the issues they uncovered.


Chances are that this won’t be the last time that a serious denial of service flaw is found in iOS. Just last month, Apple released iOS 8.2 which fixed a flaw that allowed hackers to restart iPhones by sending them a maliciously-crafted Flash SMS.


More details of the “No iOS Zone” flaw can be found in the slide deck of the presentation given at the RSA conference.


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Apple : les Macs sont de vraies passoires à malwares | CyberSecurity | Awareness | eSkills

Apple : les Macs sont de vraies passoires à malwares | CyberSecurity | Awareness | eSkills | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Le mythe vient de s'effondrer : un chercheur en sécurité vient de démontrer combien il était facile de contourner les mécanismes de sécurité mis en place par Apple dans OS X pour polluer le système avec des malwares.


Finalement, Apple ne fait pas mieux que les autres fabricants ni même éditeurs de solutions de protection, puisque la conférence a démontré que la plupart des outils de protection pouvaient être contournés.


Apple reste toutefois moins sujet aux attaques pour l'instant, mais les choses pourraient changer à l'avenir.


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Le mythe vient de s'effondrer : un chercheur en sécurité vient de démontrer combien il était facile de contourner les mécanismes de sécurité mis en place par Apple dans OS X pour polluer le système avec des malwares.


Finalement, Apple ne fait pas mieux que les autres fabricants ni même éditeurs de solutions de protection, puisque la conférence a démontré que la plupart des outils de protection pouvaient être contournés.


Apple reste toutefois moins sujet aux attaques pour l'instant, mais les choses pourraient changer à l'avenir.


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Le mythe vient de s'effondrer : un chercheur en sécurité vient de démontrer combien il était facile de contourner les mécanismes de sécurité mis en place par Apple dans OS X pour polluer le système avec des malwares.


Finalement, Apple ne fait pas mieux que les autres fabricants ni même éditeurs de solutions de protection, puisque la conférence a démontré que la plupart des outils de protection pouvaient être contournés.


Apple reste toutefois moins sujet aux attaques pour l'instant, mais les choses pourraient changer à l'avenir.


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Mauvaise nouvelle, Mac OS X est lui aussi un paradis pour les malwares | Nobody Is Perfect!

Mauvaise nouvelle, Mac OS X est lui aussi un paradis pour les malwares | Nobody Is Perfect! | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

« Les virus sous Mac, ça n’existe pas ! », répète à qui veut l'entendre un vieux fond de sagesse informatique des nations. Le chercheur en sécurité Patrick Wardle, de la société Synack, vient de démontrer le contraire à l’occasion de la RSA Conference, qui se tient actuellement à San Francisco. L’homme a passé en revue tous les mécanismes de protection qu’Apple a intégrés récemment dans son système. Conclusion : tous peuvent être contournés assez facilement. Dans certains cas, l’opération est même triviale.

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L’herbe n’est pas plus verte ailleurs : l’expert a réussi à contourner les mécanismes de protection de tous les principaux outils d’éditeurs tiers, y compris Kaspersky, Intego et Avira.

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===> Bref, l’utilisateur Mac n’est pas plus protégé qu’un utilisateur Windows. <===

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La seule différence, c’est que le nombre de malwares sur Mac est encore relativement faible. Mais ce n’est rassurant qu’à moitié.

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« Les virus sous Mac, ça n’existe pas ! », répète à qui veut l'entendre un vieux fond de sagesse informatique des nations. Le chercheur en sécurité Patrick Wardle, de la société Synack, vient de démontrer le contraire à l’occasion de la RSA Conference, qui se tient actuellement à San Francisco. L’homme a passé en revue tous les mécanismes de protection qu’Apple a intégrés récemment dans son système. Conclusion : tous peuvent être contournés assez facilement. Dans certains cas, l’opération est même triviale.

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L’herbe n’est pas plus verte ailleurs : l’expert a réussi à contourner les mécanismes de protection de tous les principaux outils d’éditeurs tiers, y compris Kaspersky, Intego et Avira.

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===> Bref, l’utilisateur Mac n’est pas plus protégé qu’un utilisateur Windows. <===

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La seule différence, c’est que le nombre de malwares sur Mac est encore relativement faible. Mais ce n’est rassurant qu’à moitié.

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


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Every Mac is still at risk from this "backdoor" bug | Apple failed to fix "rootpipe" backdoor flaw

Every Mac is still at risk from this "backdoor" bug | Apple failed to fix "rootpipe" backdoor flaw | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The bug should've been squashed in the latest update of OS X 10.10.3, but researchers say it persists. Every Mac is at risk from this "backdoor" bug.


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The bug should've been squashed in the latest update of OS X 10.10.3, but researchers say it persists. Every Mac is at risk from this "backdoor" bug.


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Rootpipe : la version 10.10.3 de Mac OS X apporte un correctif

Rootpipe : la version 10.10.3 de Mac OS X apporte un correctif | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Vous vous souvenez de Rootpipe ? Cette vulnérabilité avait été signalée en fin d’année 2014 par un chercheur suédois qui avait découvert un moyen d’élever ses privilèges au niveau root depuis une session utilisateur. Rootpipe était restée une énigme jusqu’alors : Apple avait en effet annoncé que corriger cette vulnérabilité prendrait du temps et Emil Kvarnammar, le chercheur à l’origine de cette découverte, avait accepté d’attendre un patch avant de donner plus de détails. Le correctif était annoncé pour le début de l'année 2015, mais il aura fallu attendre encore un peu, Apple invoquant d'importants changements nécessaires afin de rectifier le tir.


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Vous vous souvenez de Rootpipe ? Cette vulnérabilité avait été signalée en fin d’année 2014 par un chercheur suédois qui avait découvert un moyen d’élever ses privilèges au niveau root depuis une session utilisateur. Rootpipe était restée une énigme jusqu’alors : Apple avait en effet annoncé que corriger cette vulnérabilité prendrait du temps et Emil Kvarnammar, le chercheur à l’origine de cette découverte, avait accepté d’attendre un patch avant de donner plus de détails. Le correctif était annoncé pour le début de l'année 2015, mais il aura fallu attendre encore un peu, Apple invoquant d'importants changements nécessaires afin de rectifier le tir.



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​Apple bought UK analytics firm Acunu before FoundationDB | ZDNet

​Apple bought UK analytics firm Acunu before FoundationDB | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple acquired a UK Cassandra-based analytics firm before Foundation DB, around the time it was buying tech to improve Siri.



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Apple acquired a UK Cassandra-based analytics firm before Foundation DB, around the time it was buying tech to improve Siri.



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Where Did VirusBarrier iOS Go? | MobileSecurity | CyberSecurity

Where Did VirusBarrier iOS Go? | MobileSecurity | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, 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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Apple has elected to eliminate the category of anti-virus and anti-malware products from their iOS App Store.


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Apple fixes FREAK in iOS, OS X and Apple TV - and numerous other holes besides | CyberSecurity

Apple fixes FREAK in iOS, OS X and Apple TV - and numerous other holes besides | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it


Apple's latest security fixes are out. 


The FREAK bug is now fixed, but so are numerous other holes worth patching in their own right.







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Apple's latest security fixes are out. 


The FREAK bug is now fixed, but so are numerous other holes worth patching in their own right.



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Apple's latest security fixes are out. 


The FREAK bug is now fixed, but so are numerous other holes worth patching in their own right.



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Five months on and iOS 8 is still riddled with show-stopping bugs

Five months on and iOS 8 is still riddled with show-stopping bugs | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Five months on from the release of iOS 8, and following six rounds of bugfixes, Apple's flagship mobile platform that powers almost three out of four iPhone and iPads is still riddled with bugs.


I'm just going to come out and say it - this is a mess. If we were talking about cosmetic stuff like a badly laid out user interface or poor selection of wallpapers then I could overlook the issues, but they aren't. These are bugs relating to core systems such as Wi-Fi, cellular connectivity, Bluetooth, and stability and performance.

These are show-stopping bugs. These are bugs that quite frankly should have been sorted before iOS 8 was released, and definitely should have been pinned down after the first couple of updates.

But they aren't.


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Five months on from the release of iOS 8, and following six rounds of bugfixes, Apple's flagship mobile platform that powers almost three out of four iPhone and iPads is still riddled with bugs.


I'm just going to come out and say it - this is a mess. If we were talking about cosmetic stuff like a badly laid out user interface or poor selection of wallpapers then I could overlook the issues, but they aren't. These are bugs relating to core systems such as Wi-Fi, cellular connectivity, Bluetooth, and stability and performance.

These are show-stopping bugs. These are bugs that quite frankly should have been sorted before iOS 8 was released, and definitely should have been pinned down after the first couple of updates.

But they aren't.


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Threat Intelligence: Reduce the Gap | CyberSecurity | Privacy

Threat Intelligence: Reduce the Gap | CyberSecurity | Privacy | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Major cyber security incidents continue to hit the headlines. Security and privacy are top concerns for IT and security professionals, especially after 2014’s highly publicized data breaches.

Companies around the globe were victim to malware, stolen data and exploited vulnerabilities. Big companies weren’t immune to this, with Target, JPMogan Chase, Home Depot and Sony Pictures suffering the painful sting of data breaches. Even celebrities were targeted, with compromised iCloud accounts.

It really isn’t surprising that almost everyone anticipates the need to prepare for security challenges in the coming months. According to a recent survey by Tech Pro Research, 84 percent of IT professionals are more concerned about security and privacy in 2015.
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Major cyber security incidents continue to hit the headlines. Security and privacy are top concerns for IT and security professionals, especially after 2014’s highly publicized data breaches.

Companies around the globe were victim to malware, stolen data and exploited vulnerabilities. Big companies weren’t immune to this, with TargetJPMogan ChaseHome Depot and Sony Pictures suffering the painful sting of data breaches. Even celebrities were targeted, with compromised iCloud accounts.

It really isn’t surprising that almost everyone anticipates the need to prepare for security challenges in the coming months. According to a recent survey by Tech Pro Research, 84 percent of IT professionals are more concerned about security and privacy in 2015.


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Major cyber security incidents continue to hit the headlines. Security and privacy are top concerns for IT and security professionals, especially after 2014’s highly publicized data breaches.

Companies around the globe were victim to malware, stolen data and exploited vulnerabilities. Big companies weren’t immune to this, with TargetJPMogan ChaseHome Depot and Sony Pictures suffering the painful sting of data breaches. Even celebrities were targeted, with compromised iCloud accounts.

It really isn’t surprising that almost everyone anticipates the need to prepare for security challenges in the coming months. According to a recent survey by Tech Pro Research, 84 percent of IT professionals are more concerned about security and privacy in 2015.


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Apple Pushes Mandatory Flash Update in Wake of Zero-Day Disclosures | CyberSecurity

Apple Pushes Mandatory Flash Update in Wake of Zero-Day Disclosures | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple is pushing out a mandatory update for Adobe Flash in the wake of the recent disclosure of three zero-day vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild.

Mac OS X will find that Flash has been disabled on their devices and will see popup messages urging them to install the latest updates if they want to continue to use the software.

“If you’re using an out-of-date version of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in, you may see the message ‘Blocked plug-in’, ‘Flash Security Alert’ or ‘Flash out-of-date’ when attempting to view Flash content in Safari. To continue viewing Flash content, update to a later version of Adobe Flash Player. Click the Download Flash button. Safari opens the Adobe Flash Player page on the Adobe website,” the advisory from Apple stated.


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Apple is pushing out a mandatory update for Adobe Flash in the wake of the recent disclosure of three zero-day vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild.

Mac OS X will find that Flash has been disabled on their devices and will see popup messages urging them to install the latest updates if they want to continue to use the software.

“If you’re using an out-of-date version of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in, you may see the message ‘Blocked plug-in’, ‘Flash Security Alert’ or ‘Flash out-of-date’ when attempting to view Flash content in Safari. To continue viewing Flash content, update to a later version of Adobe Flash Player. Click the Download Flash button. Safari opens the Adobe Flash Player page on the Adobe website,” the advisory from Apple stated.


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