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Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk

Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple's Mail, FaceTime, Calendar, Safari browser and Software Update could be vulnerable, a researcher said.
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iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch und Macs sind unsicher

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch und Macs sind unsicher | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Besitzer eines iPhones, iPads oder eines iPod Touch sollten sofort ein wichtiges Sicherheits-Update installieren. Ihre verschlüsselten Verbindungen können gehackt werden. Für MacOS-Nutzer gibt es noch keinen Patch.


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Update your iPhones and iPads now to iOS 7.06. But Mac OS X still at risk from critical security hole

Update your iPhones and iPads now to iOS 7.06. But Mac OS X still at risk from critical security hole | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple has quietly pushed out a security update to iOS, the operating system used by its flagship iPhone and iPad products.

And it's really important for your privacy that you update your iPhones and iPads as quickly as possible.




===> A shame then that Mac OS X doesn't yet have a patch... <===




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Apple security update fixes iOS vulnerability

Apple security update fixes iOS vulnerability | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The tech giant fixes a security problem in iOS that affected encrypted connections. Apple on Friday released the latest update of its mobile operating system. It's of note because it fixes an SSL connection issue, an important encryption vulnerability.




SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is one of the most basic forms of encrypting Internet traffic. Without it, almost anybody can see what you're doing online. According to Apple's fulldescription of the update, the software previously had problems validating the authenticity of the connection, and the software fix restores steps that were missing in the validation process.


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Bitcoin-stealing Mac malware found on popular download websites

Bitcoin-stealing Mac malware found on popular download websites | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
MacUpdate and CNet's Download.com help Bitcoin-hungry malware to spread onto Apple Mac computers.

Are you running anti-virus software on your Mac yet?
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Mac OS X Trojan That Steals Bitcoins Spotted in the Wild

Mac OS X Trojan That Steals Bitcoins Spotted in the Wild | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Security researchers from SecureMac warn Mac OS X users of a new Trojan that’s designed to steal login credentials for their Bitcoin wallets. Th...
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Mac : une nouvelle variante du malware Crisis fait surface

Mac : une nouvelle variante du malware Crisis fait surface | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
L'éditeur de sécurité Intego révèle l'existence d'un nouveau malware ciblant les utilisateurs d'OS X. Crisis.C est la 3e variante du logiciel malveillant sur Mac depuis juillet 2012.
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What sort of security can you expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad?

What sort of security can you expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Security researcher Ariel Sanchez recently published a fascinating report on the sort of security you can expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad.

The answer, sadly, seems to be, "Very little."


You should head over to IOActive's blog to read the whole report.

Sanchez details the results of a series of offline security tests conducted against 40 different iOS banking apps used by 60 different banks in about 20 different countries.

 

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Apple Safari is not as secure as you think

Apple Safari is not as secure as you think | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
`Secure' online banking and payment credential pages accessible to hackers
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Apple updates Mavericks to 10.9.1, issues security fixes for Safari

Apple updates Mavericks to 10.9.1, issues security fixes for Safari | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple just announced the first point update for its recently released OS X Mavericks.

Most of the fixes and enhancements are of the not-really-to-do-with-security sort, but the update includes a...
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Secret Bitcoin mining hoax risks wiping Mac users' data

Secret Bitcoin mining hoax risks wiping Mac users' data | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Everyone likes a laugh, but it's not always quite so funny if you're not in on the joke.

Take, for example, the Secret Bitcoin Mining hoax...

 

Once again, do be careful about trusting what you read on the internet and learn to get advice from legitimate sources before doing something perhaps foolish with your computer.. Oh, and maybe it’s time you started doing regular backups too.


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Once again, do be careful about trusting what you read on the internet and learn to get advice from legitimate sources before doing something perhaps foolish with your computer.. Oh, and maybe it’s time you started doing regular backups too.


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OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable

OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
One month after the release of OS X Mavericks and the disclosure of 48 vulnerabilities in Mountain Lion, Apple has not released any updates to fix these or any other problems in Mountain Lion.
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MacRumors fears user database was hacked

MacRumors fears user database was hacked | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Subscribers to the MacRumors user forums have been advised to change their passwords because of a suspected data breach after the site was hacked.

 

Security industry experts have been warning for quite some while that privileged user accounts are a top target for hackers and this form of intrusion is becoming increasingly common in targeted attacks.

 

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Security industry experts have been warning for quite some while that privileged user accounts are a top target for hackers and this form of intrusion is becoming increasingly common in targeted attacks.

 

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Security industry experts have been warning for quite some while that privileged user accounts are a top target for hackers and this form of intrusion is becoming increasingly common in targeted attacks.


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Apple and the SSL/TLS bug: Open questions

Apple and the SSL/TLS bug: Open questions | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
[UPDATE] It says something about Apple's priorities that they fixed the iOS version of a very serious bug but left Mac users conspicuously vulnerable.


The SSL bug Apple patched on iOS on Friday is a shocking and embarrassing one. That it appears to have been in both iOS and OS X for some time and the way Apple is addressing it show both that Apple knows how serious it is and that Mac users play second fiddle in Apple's orchestra. 

Apple has only released a patch for iOS, not OS X.


Make no mistake about it, this is a very serious bug. The bug makes it fairly straightforward to intercept and decrypt SSL/TLS communications, probably the most important security protocol there is today.


Any time you see Apple (or really any major vendor) release an update that fixes a single bug, you can be sure it's a high-priority bug. And there's no reason to believe that it's higher-priority for iOS users than for Mac users.


So why did they not fix OS X at the same time? Because OS X isn't top priority anymore.

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Former Apple Security Engineer To Apple: 'Fix Your Sh-t'

Former Apple Security Engineer To Apple: 'Fix Your Sh-t' | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
If it wasn't yet clear to Apple that its 'gotofail' security flaw has the undivided attention of the information security industry, one of its own recently departed star engineers just spelled out the severity of that bug in highly profane terms. "WHAT THE EVER LOVING F**K, APPLE??!?!!" wrote former Apple security [...]


Paget, a well-regarded researcher who left her position on Apple’s security team for a job at Tesla just earlier this month, wrote perhaps the most scathing critique yet of the company’s security response to its “gotofail” bug, which would allow a wide array of Apple programs’ SSL-encrypted communications to be hijacked, eavesdropped or corrupted. The vulnerability, which earned its nickname due to being caused by a single misplaced “goto” command in Apple’s code, was patched Friday for iOS.


But researchers quickly found that it affected Apple’s desktop OSX software as well, ===> and the company has yet to fix the desktop version of the bug. <===


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Sicherheits-Update: Apple warnt vor möglichen Angriffen auf Mobilgeräte

Sicherheits-Update: Apple warnt vor möglichen Angriffen auf Mobilgeräte | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Wer mit iPhone oder iPad vermeintlich verschlüsselte Nachrichten verschickt, könnte laut Apple zum Opfer von Hackern werden. Beheben soll das Problem ein Sicherheits-Update.


===> Doch Experten zufolge schützt es nicht alle Betroffenen. <===

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New to Mac? Four security tips you need to know

New to Mac? Four security tips you need to know | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

“The fundamental difference is that there are a LOT less malware threats and hacking attacks directed at Mac users than there are against Windows users.  Both can be attacked (and are), but normally it’s Windows users in the firing line. As I like to put it – I can get killed in Baghdad or Bournemouth.  

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Neither is 100% safe, but one is definitely less risky than the other. Both OSes require up-to-date anti-virus, security patches, best practices and a good healthy serving of common sense to keep them out of trouble.”

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So while Mac OS X enjoys a deservedly good reputation for security, there are steps any user can take to protect themselves – against loss, password theft, and to protect your most important files.  Whether your shiny new Mac is for work – or for home – here’s how to get started.

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Good to get a more in depth explanation about Macs and security.

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Mac : un cheval de Troie qui vole les bitcoins

Mac : un cheval de Troie qui vole les bitcoins | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Avec une valeur toujours en hausse, les bitcoins intéressent désormais beaucoup les cybercriminels.

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Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices

Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Multi-platform threat exploits old Java flaw, gains persistence.

 

Researchers have uncovered a piece of botnet malware that is capable of infecting computers running Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that have Oracle's Java software framework installed.

 

The cross-platform HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a, as reported in a blog post published Tuesday by Kaspersky Lab, takes hold of computers by exploiting CVE-2013-2465, a critical Java vulnerability that Oracle patched in June. The security bug is present on Java 7 u21 and earlier. Once the bot has infected a computer, it copies itself to the autostart directory of its respective platform to ensure it runs whenever the machine is turned on.

 

Compromised computers then report to an Internet relay chat channel that acts as a command and control server.

 


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Digitally signed data-stealing malware targets Mac users in "undelivered courier item" attack

Digitally signed data-stealing malware targets Mac users in "undelivered courier item" attack | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Our colleagues at SophosLabs pointed us at a interesting item of malware the other day, namely a data-stealing Trojan aimed at Mac users.

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82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates

82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple users are updating to OS X Mavericks in large numbers, but not fast enough. Corporate users in particular have been slow to upgrade, which could have serious security implications.

 

Apple is famous for the secrecy around its product and service launches.

 

 

 

===> It's unfortunate it has decided that the safety of Mac users should also require reading tea leaves. <===

 

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===> It's unfortunate it has decided that the safety of Mac users should also require reading tea leaves. <===

 

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Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning

Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Your laptop's Webcam has a light that's supposed to turn on any time the camera does. But research shows it's possible for hackers to disable the light.
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Safari on Mac OS exposes web login credentials

Safari on Mac OS exposes web login credentials | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Kaspersky research shows that Safari, in saving a session for reopening later, stores session information in plain text. This includes usernames and passwords.
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Kaspersky researchers have discovered that Apple's Safari web browser on OS X stores session information, including the username and password, in a plain text XML file, available for any user to read.

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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, 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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More than 800,000 accounts compromised in MacRumors Forums breach

More than 800,000 accounts compromised in MacRumors Forums breach | Apple, Mac, 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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