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Report: Apple hacked in sophisticated attack

Report: Apple hacked in sophisticated attack | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
On Friday, Facebook announced that a number of employee laptops were infected with malware after workers visited a mobile developer website that had been hijacked.

 

 

===> On Tuesday February 19, 2013, Apple said it was hit with a similar attack. <===

 

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     ===> On Tuesday February 19, 2013, Apple said it was hit with a similar attack. <===

 

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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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Apple patches 144 security flaws across seven products | Nobody Is Perfect | Cyber Security

Apple patches 144 security flaws across seven products | Nobody Is Perfect | Cyber Security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Patches are released for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, OS X Server and iTunes. A fix for the POODLE bug is included where appropriate. Most of the bugs are old ones in iTunes.


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And NOBODY talks about it!!! Are THEY ALL on NAIVETY status!!!???


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Patches are released for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, OS X Server and iTunes. A fix for the POODLE bug is included where appropriate. Most of the bugs are old ones in iTunes.


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Patches are released for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, OS X Server and iTunes. A fix for the POODLE bug is included where appropriate. Most of the bugs are old ones in iTunes.


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And NOBODY talks about it!!! Are THEY ALL on NAIVETY status!!!???


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New OS X backdoor malware roping Macs into botnet

New OS X backdoor malware roping Macs into botnet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
New malware targeting Mac machines, opening backdoors on them and roping them into a botnet currently numbering around 17,000 zombies has be...


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17,000 Macs hit by malware botnet, with help from Reddit

17,000 Macs hit by malware botnet, with help from Reddit | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Security researchers believe that they have uncovered a new botnet, which has recruited thousands of Mac computers.


According to their report, the sophisticated malware – which they have dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm – has infected more than 17,000 computers running OS X.

Computers that have been hijacked could have information stolen from them, further malware planted upon them, or be used to spread more malware or launch spam campaigns and denial-of-service attacks.


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Security researchers believe that they have uncovered a new botnet, which has recruited thousands of Mac computers.


According to their report, the sophisticated malware – which they have dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm – has infected more than 17,000 computers running OS X.

Computers that have been hijacked could have information stolen from them, further malware planted upon them, or be used to spread more malware or launch spam campaigns and denial-of-service attacks.


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First iOS Trojan attack launches amid Hong Kong protests

First iOS Trojan attack launches amid Hong Kong protests | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
An iOS Trojan called Xsser mRat is similar to an Android virus and appears to be a rare cross platform attack. Target: Hong Kong protesters.


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An iOS Trojan called Xsser mRat is similar to an Android virus and appears to be a rare cross platform attack. Target: Hong Kong protesters.


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The evolution of OS X malware.

The evolution of OS X malware. | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Is there any (Mac) OS X-specific malware around? Oh yes. But for some odd reason I haven't said anything interesting on this topic for quite a while… The last time was two and a half years ago. Yes...


So what can we deduce from these data?


First: cybercriminals find it easiest making money with mostly legal (well, almost legal) approaches. Persistent advertising also makes money, and coupled with large-scale infections – big money.


Second: OS X virus writers are a fairly rare but sophisticated species. Unlike the Windows virus scene, the OS X virus scene bypassed the childish stage of ‘viruses for fun’ and went straight to the grown-up – Mac OS – stuff with all the attendant hardcore malware tricks that are necessary for it. These are serious folks, folks! It’s very likely they honed their skills on the Windows platform first, and then went over to Mac to conquer new, uncharted territory in search of new untapped money-making possibilities. After all, the money’s there, and the users are relatively blasé about security, which means there are plenty of opportunities – for those blackhatters who are willing to put in the work.


Third: professional espionage groups have really taken to exploiting OS X. Many APT attacks in the last few years acquired Mac-modules, for example CaretoIcefog, and the targeted attacks against Uyghur activists. Yes, here we’re talking pinpointed –exclusive as opposed to mass – attacks, aimed at specially chosen victims; this is why they don’t figure in the top-20. Not that they are any less dangerous; especially if your data may be interesting to intelligence agencies.


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Is there any (Mac) OS X-specific malware around? Oh yes. But for some odd reason I haven't said anything interesting on this topic for quite a while… The last time was two and a half years ago. Yes...


So what can we deduce from these data?


First: cybercriminals find it easiest making money with mostly legal (well, almost legal) approaches. Persistent advertising also makes money, and coupled with large-scale infections – big money.


Second: OS X virus writers are a fairly rare but sophisticated species. Unlike the Windows virus scene, the OS X virus scene bypassed the childish stage of ‘viruses for fun’ and went straight to the grown-up – Mac OS – stuff with all the attendant hardcore malware tricks that are necessary for it. These are serious folks, folks! It’s very likely they honed their skills on the Windows platform first, and then went over to Mac to conquer new, uncharted territory in search of new untapped money-making possibilities. After all, the money’s there, and the users are relatively blasé about secu


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Hackers target Apple Mac OS X with 25 malware variants

Hackers target Apple Mac OS X with 25 malware variants | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Targeted attacks aim to steal sensitive data from Mac systems, says F-Secure


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Targeted attacks aim to steal sensitive data from Mac systems, says F-Secure


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After alleged iCloud breach, here's how to secure your personal cloud

After alleged iCloud breach, here's how to secure your personal cloud | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A hacker may have been responsible for leaking explicit photos of celebrities due to a weak link in their Apple iCloud accounts. Here's what you can do to keep your embarrassing selfies (and company secrets) out of the public eye.


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A hacker may have been responsible for leaking explicit photos of celebrities due to a weak link in their Apple iCloud accounts. Here's what you can do to keep your embarrassing selfies (and company secrets) out of the public eye.


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Vedettes nues sur Internet : la faute d’iCloud d'Apple ?

Vedettes nues sur Internet : la faute d’iCloud d'Apple ? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Des photos de stars nues publiées sur Internet et les réseaux sociaux s’emballent. Les victimes auraient en commun d’avoir hébergé ces photos sur iCloud. Le service d’Apple a-t-il été piraté ou seuls les comptes visés l’ont-ils été ?




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Yes, Hackers Could Build an iPhone Botnet—Thanks to Windows

Yes, Hackers Could Build an iPhone Botnet—Thanks to Windows | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A reminder to Apple and smug iPhone owners: Just because iOS has never been the victim of a widespread malware outbreak doesn’t mean mass iPhone hacking isn’t still possible. Now one group of security researchers plans to show how to enslave an entire botnet of Apple gadgets through a perennial weak point—their connection to vulnerable…



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A reminder to Apple and smug iPhone owners: Just because iOS has never been the victim of a widespread malware outbreak doesn’t mean mass iPhone hacking isn’t still possible. Now one group of security researchers plans to show how to enslave an entire botnet of Apple gadgets through a perennial weak point—their connection to vulnerable…


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How to Steal an iPhone's Passcode (from up to 150 feet away!)

How to Steal an iPhone's Passcode (from up to 150 feet away!) | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
See that guy on on the other side of the room wearing Google Glass?

He could have just stolen your iPhone's passcode.
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See that guy on on the other side of the room wearing Google Glass?

He could have just stolen your iPhone's passcode.


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Apple releases security fixes for iOS, OS X, Safari and Apple TV

Apple releases security fixes for iOS, OS X, Safari and Apple TV | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
One of the bugs fixed in iOS and Apple TV was first reported a year ago and fixed in OS X in May of this year.


Apple has released new versions of iOS, OS X, Safari and Apple TV, and disclosed the vulnerabilities fixed in those new versions. A total of 60 unique vulnerabilities are addressed in the products.


===> As is common with Apple, some of the vulnerabilities are quite old. <===


iOS 7.1.2 fixes 44 vulnerabilities in the previous version. These include two lock screen bugs and two which could allow bypass of Find My iPhone and Activation Lock, the new anti-theft measures. The new version also adds encryption of attachments in the Mail app, a problem first reported two months ago. The usual long list of WebKit bugs is fixed and the list of trusted root certificates was updated.


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Apple has released new versions of iOS, OS X, Safari and Apple TV, and disclosed the vulnerabilities fixed in those new versions. A total of 60 unique vulnerabilities are addressed in the products.


===> As is common with Apple, some of the vulnerabilities are quite old. <===


iOS 7.1.2 fixes 44 vulnerabilities in the previous version. These include two lock screen bugs and two which could allow bypass of Find My iPhone and Activation Lock, the new anti-theft measures. The new version also adds encryption of attachments in the Mail app, a problem first reported two months ago. The usual long list of WebKit bugs is fixed and the list of trusted root certificates was updated.


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Sécurité : des personnes ont perdu accès à leur Mac à cause d’iCloud

Sécurité : des personnes ont perdu accès à leur Mac à cause d’iCloud | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Imaginez : vous allumez votre Mac ou votre iPhone, et soudain vous avez un message vous informant que votre appareil a été hacké et que vous devez payer pour en retrouver l'usage.


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Apple kills the POODLE – also fixes Shellshock in case you forgot

Apple kills the POODLE – also fixes Shellshock in case you forgot | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple just shipped OS X 10.10 Yosemite - including a fix for the POODLE vulnerability.

Mavericks and Mountain Lion also got updates to kill the POODLE.

As for Lion, now three releases off the...


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Apple just shipped OS X 10.10 Yosemite - including a fix for the POODLE vulnerability.

Mavericks and Mountain Lion also got updates to kill the POODLE.

As for Lion, now three releases off the...


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iWorm infiziert tausende Macs

iWorm infiziert tausende Macs | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
iWorm infiziert tausende Macs
Antiviren-Experten haben ein aus über 18.000 Macs bestehendes Botnet entdeckt. Der zugrunde liegende Schädling wurde Mac.BackDoor.iWorm getauft und wird über BitTorrent verteilt. Apple hat bereits reagiert.

Der AV-Hersteller Dr. Web hat eine Malware namens Mac.BackDoor.iWorm entdeckt, die es auf Mac-Nutzer abgesehen hat. Ist der Schädling auf dem Mac aktiv, setzt er sich selbst auf die Liste der automatisch beim Rechnerstart zu öffnenden Applikationen und versucht die IP-Adresse eines Command-and-Control-Servers (C&C-Server) herauszufinden.


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iWorm infiziert tausende Macs
Antiviren-Experten haben ein aus über 18.000 Macs bestehendes Botnet entdeckt. Der zugrunde liegende Schädling wurde Mac.BackDoor.iWorm getauft und wird über BitTorrent verteilt. Apple hat bereits reagiert.

Der AV-Hersteller Dr. Web hat eine Malware namens Mac.BackDoor.iWorm entdeckt, die es auf Mac-Nutzer abgesehen hat. Ist der Schädling auf dem Mac aktiv, setzt er sich selbst auf die Liste der automatisch beim Rechnerstart zu öffnenden Applikationen und versucht die IP-Adresse eines Command-and-Control-Servers (C&C-Server) herauszufinden.


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Un malware affecterait 17 000 Mac

Un malware affecterait 17 000 Mac | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Un logiciel malveillant aurait contaminé environ 17 000 Mac. Selon l'éditeur d'applications de sécurité Dr.Web qui est à l'origine de la découverte, Mac.BackDoor.iWorm crée une porte dérobée qui permet ensuite de prendre le contrôle de la machine à distance. Ce type de malware sert notamment à faire des ordinateurs infectés des botnets (ou machines zombies) utilisés pour mener des campagnes de spam ou des attaques DDoS.


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Un logiciel malveillant aurait contaminé environ 17 000 Mac. Selon l'éditeur d'applications de sécurité Dr.Web qui est à l'origine de la découverte, Mac.BackDoor.iWorm crée une porte dérobée qui permet ensuite de prendre le contrôle de la machine à distance. Ce type de malware sert notamment à faire des ordinateurs infectés des botnets (ou machines zombies) utilisés pour mener des campagnes de spam ou des attaques DDoS.


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Advanced iOS virus targeting Hong Kong protestors -security firm

Advanced iOS virus targeting Hong Kong protestors -security firm | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
BOSTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Cybersecurity researchers haveuncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc's iOSoperating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it istargeting pro-democracy


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Apple issues Shellshock Bash bug patch for Mac OS X users

Apple issues Shellshock Bash bug patch for Mac OS X users | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The Shellshock bug in Bash being actively exploited online. Make sure your Mac computers are not at risk by patching Bash. Here is how to do it.


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The Shellshock bug in Bash being actively exploited online. Make sure your Mac computers are not at risk by patching Bash. Here is how to do it.


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Apple pulls iOS 8 update after reports of dropped cellular service

Apple pulls iOS 8 update after reports of dropped cellular service | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has pulled an update to iOS 8, its latest mobile operating system, following reports of dropped cellular service.We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. 

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Apple Inc has pulled an update to iOS 8, its latest mobile operating system, following reports of dropped cellular service.We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update.


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Apple Just Patched A Security Flaw In iCloud That Could've Been Used To Hack Celebrity Accounts

Apple Just Patched A Security Flaw In iCloud That Could've Been Used To Hack Celebrity Accounts | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The patch comes hours after the leaked photos emerged.

 

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The Fappening is more than just nude celebrity pics -- Can we trust Apple's iCloud?

The Fappening is more than just nude celebrity pics -- Can we trust Apple's iCloud? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Sometimes I wish the internet could just be a place to exchange wholesome information, such as cooking recipes and tips on Linux, but sadly, there is a dark side. There are deviant people lurking on the web doing all sorts of horrible things. Yesterday, a hacker leaked the private pictures and videos (nude and semi-nude) of many celebrities, and they have spread across the net. For these celebrities, who are real people, I am sure it has been a very trying time; their privacy has been destroyed and I offer my sympathies. For the many people (if they can be called that) viewing and spreading the pictures, the occasion has been dubbed


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It is pretty clear that iCloud has become a threat to most Apple users due to the recent "Celebrity nudes" scandal. I strongly believe that you shouldn't be worried about people being able to get a hold of photographs and videos of personal moments, such as family dinners and Christmas parties. This incident really makes you wonder just how easy it is to hack in to Apple's software systems, and how much Apple's developers have seen of our personal lives. Scandals such as thing will keep things talking, but will Apple release a statement regarding everything that has happened? 

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Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors' running on every iOS device | Privacy | Cyberespionage

Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors' running on every iOS device | Privacy | Cyberespionage | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
During his talk at HOPE/X Jonathan Zdziarski detailed several undocumented services (with names like 'lockdownd,' 'pcapd,' 'mobile.file_relay,' and 'house_arrest') that run in the background on over 600 million iOS devices.


Zdziarski's questions for Apple include:

  • Why is there a packet sniffer running on 600 million personal iOS devices instead of moved to the developer mount?
  • Why are there undocumented services that bypass user backup encryption that dump mass amounts of personal data from the phone?
  • Why is most of my user data still not encrypted with the PIN or passphrase, enabling the invasion of my personal privacy by YOU?
  • Why is there still no mechanism to review the devices my iPhone is paired with, so I can delete ones that don’t belong?

... and his last slide (page 57 of the PDF) sums it up nicely: 


  • Apple is dishing out a lot of data behind our backs
  • It’s a violation of the customer’s trust and privacy to bypass backup encryption
  • There is no valid excuse to leak personal data or allow packet sniffing without the user’s knowledge and permission.
  • Much of this data simply should never come off the phone, even during a backup.
  • Apple has added many conveniences for enterprises that make tasty attack points for .gov and criminals
  • Overall, the otherwise great security of iOS has been compromised… by Apple… by design.

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During his talk at HOPE/X Jonathan Zdziarski detailed several undocumented services (with names like 'lockdownd,' 'pcapd,' 'mobile.file_relay,' and 'house_arrest') that run in the background on over 600 million iOS devices.


Zdziarski's questions for Apple include:

  • Why is there a packet sniffer running on 600 million personal iOS devices instead of moved to the developer mount?
  • Why are there undocumented services that bypass user backup encryption that dump mass amounts of personal data from the phone?
  • Why is most of my user data still not encrypted with the PIN or passphrase, enabling the invasion of my personal privacy by YOU?
  • Why is there still no mechanism to review the devices my iPhone is paired with, so I can delete ones that don’t belong?

... and his last slide (page 57 of the PDF) sums it up nicely: 


  • Apple is dishing out a lot of data behind our backs
  • It’s a violation of the customer’s trust and privacy to bypass backup encryption
  • There is no valid excuse to leak personal data or allow packet sniffing without the user’s knowledge and permission.
  • Much of this data simply should never come off the phone, even during a backup.
  • Apple has added many conveniences for enterprises that make tasty attack points for .gov and criminals
  • Overall, the otherwise great security of iOS has been compromised… by Apple… by design.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 9:26 AM
  • Apple is dishing out a lot of data behind our backs
  • It’s a violation of the customer’s trust and privacy to bypass backup encryption
  • There is no valid excuse to leak personal data or allow packet sniffing without the user’s knowledge and permission.
  • Much of this data simply should never come off the phone, even during a backup.
  • Apple has added many conveniences for enterprises that make tasty attack points for .gov and criminals
  • Overall, the otherwise great security of iOS has been compromised… by Apple… by design.

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Apple corrige des vulnérabilités critiques dans iOS et OS X

Apple corrige des vulnérabilités critiques dans iOS et OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

La firme à la pomme a annoncé plusieurs mises à jour pour iOS et Mac OS X corrigeant 44 vulnérabilités dont 30 critiques pour le premier, et 19 vulnérabilités dont 11 critiques pour le second. Des patchs de sécurité pour Safari sont également au programme.


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La firme à la pomme a annoncé plusieurs mises à jour pour iOS et Mac OS X corrigeant 44 vulnérabilités dont 30 critiques pour le premier, et 19 vulnérabilités dont 11 critiques pour le second. Des patchs de sécurité pour Safari sont également au programme.


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Apple's iOS 8 will help keep out Wi-Fi marketers and snoops, but not totally

Apple's iOS 8 will help keep out Wi-Fi marketers and snoops, but not totally | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A small change in iOS 8 will make privacy advocates happy, although it's going to be a tough pill to swallow for mobile marketers










Check the video ===> Busting wireless security myths <===


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Check the video ===> Busting wireless security myths <===


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/



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Apple ransomware strikes Australia - pay Oleg $100 or else

Apple ransomware strikes Australia - pay Oleg $100 or else | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
This morning, a number of Australian iPad and iPhone users woke up to a strange sight.

"Device hacked by Oleg Pliss. For unlock device..."


If you've seen the "Oleg Pliss" message, you can recover without paying the ransom.


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If you've seen the "Oleg Pliss" message, you can recover without paying the ransom.


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